Showing posts with label Excel Services. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Excel Services. Show all posts

06 September, 2012

Role of Excel Services in SharePoint 2010

Excel Services is part of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Excel Services is built on ASP.NET and SharePoint Foundation technologies
Excel Services enables you to load, calculate, and display Microsoft Excel workbooks on Microsoft SharePoint Server
Core Components are:-
·         Excel Web Access
·         Excel Web Services
·         User-defined functions (UDFs)
·         ECMAScript (JavaScript, JScript)
·         Representational State Transfer (REST) service
·         Excel Calculation Services
An important aspect of Excel Services is that solution developers can use its power programmatically from their applications.
There are five types of development that you can do by using Excel Services:
·         Develop solutions by using Excel Web Services
·         Extend the Microsoft Excel function library in Excel Services by using user-defined functions (UDFs)
·         Customize the Excel Web Access Web Part
·         Develop solutions by using ECMAScript (JavaScript, JScript)
·         Use the REST API to perform operations against Excel workbooks

It supports sharing, securing, managing, and using Excel 2010 workbooks in a browser by providing the following:
Global settings for managing workbooks,
·         settings for security
·         load balancing
·         session management
·         memory utilization
·         workbook caches,
·         external data connections
·         Trusted file locations
An extensive list of trusted data providers for connecting to your data, plus the ability to add your own trusted data provider.
·         Trusted data connection libraries, which allow you to define which data connection libraries in your farm are trusted by Excel Services
·         The ability to add your own user-defined function assemblies.

29 January, 2010

The converter failed to save the file

Computer running office 2007 try to open an excel file from SharePoint site for edit. Error: (Save as) The converter failed to save the file. However, if user start the Excel program before opening the file from SharePoint, no problem at all, no error message and file saving fine. 

The fix is to do the following:
- Open Word
- Click the Office button (Top-left in the window)
- Click Word Options
- Click Resources
- Click the Diagnose button
- Click through the wizard until it’s finished
- Close all browser windows

I hope the above information will helps u to resolve the issue!!

In case of any queries/questions then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues. Thank you.

30 December, 2009

Method 'Post' of object 'IOWSPostData' failed

The error message --Method 'Post' of object 'IOWSPostData' failed --appears when I import a spreadsheet in the Create -Import Spreadheet menu of MOSS 2007.
Importing lists from Excel 2007 returns a Method 'Post' of object 'IOWSPostData' failed dialog. The problem is not with the sharepoint but result of a failed Application.SharePointVersion() call in the Excel Add-In which results in Excel attempting to use the IOWSPostData.Post() method to publish the Excel range which is used with SharePoint Services.

By forcing the version lookup result variable to 2 or greater, Excel will use SOAP to communicate with SharePoint and the publish request will be successful.

To make this change, Please follow these steps:

1. open the Excel Add-In EXPTOOWS.XLA locate in

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033.

2. Press Alt+F11 to display the Visual Basic code editor and search (Ctrl+F) for the line lVer = Application.SharePointVersion(URL).

3. Comment out that line with a single quote and add the line lVer=2 so your Intialize() method should now look like this:

Sub Initialize(List, Title, URL, QuickLaunch)
strQuickLaunch = QuickLaunch
aTarget(iPublishURL) = URL
aTarget(iPublishListName) = List
aTarget(iPublishListDesc) = Title
'lVer = Application.SharePointVersion(URL)
lVer = 2
End Sub

If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above procedure then please let me know...
I hope the above information will helps you to resolve your issue..Thanks !!


13 November, 2009

Uploading Spreadsheets into SharePoint Lists

By having the data from the spreadsheet in a SharePoint list it makes it easier to filter the data, display the data to the right audiences, search the data, add new records to the list and most importantly it is easier for people to have access to the data. so what is the right process to upload spreadsheets into sharepoint list ????

1. Open up the SharePoint site where you want to create the new SharePoint list that will contain the data from your spreadsheet.

2.Click Site Actions – Create.

3.Then from the column Custom List you will find Import Spreadsheet .

4.Enter a ‘Name’ for the List and a Description.

5.Then in the ‘Import from Spreadsheet’ section browse to your spreadsheet.

6.Next click the ‘Import’ button.

7.You will now get the ‘Import Windows SharePoint List’ screen as well as your Excel spreadsheet.

8.Cell A1 is highlighted but you can’t select all the cells until you change the dropdown ‘Range of Cells’ and then click in the bottom box ‘Select Range’.

9.Now you can click on cell A1 hold the mouse button down and drag to the last cell in your spreadsheet so that all cells including the column titles are selected.

10.Now click the ‘Import’ button and after a few seconds you will have a neatly presented SharePoint list with all the columns and data from your spreadsheet now displaying.

25 June, 2009

Columns in Edit in Datasheet View are read-only

Few Days before, we encountered a weird error message, not error we can say but normal properly working list or document library turned out to be readable only and we were not able to edit anything by using datasheet.
In standard view, it worked properly but our users wanted to use datasheet view only because they are more comfortable with that view and also it is more flexible to apply the metadata for multiple documents in datasheet view. I tried to reproduce the issue and strange thing is i am also facing the same behavior.

After lots to research and troubleshooting, we are able to find out the cause as well as resolution.

User was using Office 2003 and then later installed an Office 2007 component so the Windows SharePoint Service Support tool portion of Office defaulted to using the Office 2007 version. Office 2007 will by default use Access instead of Excel for opening lists in Datasheet view. The types of columns that were being used in the list did not translate correctly to Access from Excel and so were changed to read-only.

This issue is by design and Microsoft is working on this one:

This will in effect remove the Office 2007 integration with SharePoint and change it back to using Office 2003 integration.

On the client machine:-
1.   Go to Add/Remove Programs
2.   Select the Office 2007 component, if there are more than one, do this for each of them.
3.   Select “Change” and then Add or Remove Features Expand the Office Tools section and
4.   Change the install state for Windows SharePoint Service Support to Not Available (Right click on it and choose “not available”) Continue through the wizard.
5.   Reboot

Go to Add/Remove programs --> Select Office 2003 -->Select Change and then Repair-->Continue through the wizard.

I hope the above steps helps you to resolve your problem and you are able to use the data view properly. If you face any issues after applying the above steps then please let me know!! Thanks!!

30 March, 2009

You do not have permissions to open this file on Excel Services

Hello Guys,
If you receive the following Exception when you try to open the sample workbook or another workbook try the following steps:

You do not have permissions to open this file on Excel Services.Make sure that the file is in an Excel Services trusted location and that you have access to the file.

1.Open Central Administration -> go to Operations tab -Ensure that the Excel Service is running.
2.Open Central Administration -> go to your configured Shared Service -> click Excel Service Settings.

-File Access Method: ensure that it is not using Impersonation, instead the Option Process Account should be enabled.

3. Open Central Administration -> go to your configured Shared Service -> click add new trusted file location
-Field URL: here you can specify a report library or the whole portal
-Location Type: should be Windows SharePoint Services
-Children trusted: defines whether the children should also be trusted or only the definied path