cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Highlighted
Alexand3rBr Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Error message when attempting to refresh data.

Hey, I don't know why this is happening, but when I try to manually refresh Excel data, it comes up with a caution sign with the technical details stating: "The database with the name of 'Long ID', ID of 'Long ID' is read only and cannot be processed."; with 'Long ID' being the particular series of numbers and characters separated by a few dashes.

 

The problem is; I did not set the Excel sheet to be read-only; so I cannot understand why this kind of a issue would come up. Even then, if Excel is read only; the point of PowerBI is to read data from Excel and then allow the user to process that data into visualizations; so why would it even complain if all it needs to do is read from the Excel sheet?

 

Some clarification and troubleshooting would be much appreciated on this. Thank you.

 

-Alex b.

Helpful resources

Announcements
Ask Amir Anything

Exclusive LIVE Community Event No. 2 – Ask Amir Anything

Next in our Triple A series: Ask Amir Netz questions about the latest updates, features and future.

Ask Amanda Anything Q&A

Ask Amanda Anything Q&A

Learn the answers to some of the questions asked during the Amanda Triple A event.

October 2019 Community Highlights

October 2019 Community Highlights

October was a busy month in the community. Read the recap article to learn about some of the events and content.

New Solution Badges

New Solution Badges

Two waves of brand new solution badges are coming! Read the article for more information on our new community badges.

Top Kudoed Authors
Users Online
Currently online: 6 members 4,576 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: