If you use Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CU3 PowerPivot or an earlier version, one of the following conditions is true when you view PowerPivot data on a SharePoint website by using Excel Services:

  • There are unsupported Excel Services features or a schedule that has a bad password in the workbook.

  • A scheduled data refresh is executed on the workbook.

You may receive the following generic error message without any other detailed information on the Data Refresh History page:

Call to Excel Services returned an error

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:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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