For most problems with the Gallery snapshot problem, there are entries in the ULS – but sometimes there are no items or if there are, there is just the “Timeout Exception”. Under these circumstances there is so little to go on that it is hard to figure out how to even get started. Here are [...]
Recently I ran into an interesting customer situations with Gallery snapshots not being taken – just an hourglass is showing (meaning that the snapshot generation process is on-going, i.e. the GetSnapshot.exe process is running).
The problem is visible in the ULS log with this error:
w3wp.exe (0×1508) 0×0CF4 SSAS Mid-Tier Service Report Gallery 99 High EXCEPTION: System.Exception: [...]
So, you’d like to see what a PowerPivot-enabled workbook likes like? Want to give it a try online using just your browser? Then today is your day. The PowerPivot demos are now ONLINE, see here: http://powerpivot.com/demo.aspx – these are all hosted, and available with just your browser. Now here is a trick that we don’t [...]
Suppose your thumbnail has gotten out of whack with your workbook. How do you regenerate it? Sure, the brute force way is to re-upload the file again, but surely there must be a geek’er way to do this. Fortunately there is: just edit one of the SharePoint properties for the file. I always select the [...]