PivotTable connects to incorrect data source in SQL Server PowerPivot for SharePoint

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have one or more BI semantic model (BISM) connections in an instance of PowerPivot for SharePoint.
  • Those BISM connections connect to different PowerPivot workbooks that are published to the same SharePoint instance.
  • You open another PowerPivot workbook from the PowerPivot Gallery on the same SharePoint instance.
  • The workbook contains a PivotTable that uses one of those BISM connections as its data source.

When you update the data connections in the workbook in this scenario, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
The organization or content of the OLAP cube was changed in which no data items are available for display in the PivotTable Report.

For example, you may receive this error message when you click Refresh All.

Additionally, after you close the error message, the PivotTable area is blank. If you then select the PivotTable area, the PowerPivot Field list is enabled. However, the fields in the list may belong to an incorrect data source (it may be one of the other PowerPivot workbooks on the same SharePoint instance).

Cumulative update information

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates of SQL Server: 

Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Cumulative update 9 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016

Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL Server

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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Article ID: 3178541 - Last Review: 10/18/2016 02:56:00 - Revision: 6.0

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