Monday, April 28, 2014

Solving invalid pointer array error message in Power View for Excel 2013

Last week my Power View reports suddenly gave an error “We couldn’t get data from the Data Model. Here’s the error message we got: Invalid pointer array”

Luckily a colleague pointed to the correct solution on the forums – KB2752087 breaks PowerView in Microsoft Excel 2013. Apparently this was caused by the automatic update KB2752087 – so uninstalling this update would solve the above error but since it is pushed out by Windows Update that will not help a lot. The solution for this seems to be installing hotfix KB 2837666

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome - thanks :)

Anonymous said...

thanks!