This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Office 2013 hotfix package that is dated December 10, 2013.
Issue that this hotfix package fixes
You experience one of the following problems if you have recently applied the October 2013 Cumulative Update for Excel (KB 2825655) or a later version, but you have not updated your version of the PowerPivot add-in:
When you try to access data modal from a pivot table, you receive the following error message:
We couldn't get data from the Data Model. Here's the error message we got:
Invalid pointer array
You cannot refresh pivot tables, and no updates seem to occur.
You cannot launch the PowerPivot | Manage window from the ribbon.
Excel will crash if you have recently applied updates for the PowerPivot add-in, but have not also updated Excel.
Note To resolve this issue, you should apply this update together with the update from KB 2850006.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
To install this hotfix package, you must have Office 2013 installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.