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There is an Excel file in Sharepoint that is updated by dozens of people, and I'd like to create a Master File to it. Has anyone done this, and if so, can you tell me how you made the connection?This message has been edited. Last edited by: FP Mod Chuck,
Posts: 1012 | Location: At the Mast | Registered: May 17, 2007
I was thinking that the Sharepoint adapter might be a way but in looking at the adapter admin guide it seems like it will only reference the sharepoint internal data. Monday I will reach out to NY and see if an excel spreadsheet would be available through that adapter.
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Posts: 2128 | Location: Customer Support | Registered: April 12, 2005
John, you don't say what kind of systems you are using (windows only or window/unix/Linux, WebFOCUS version), but is seems to me you could create a drive share/drive mapping/symbolic link to the spreadsheet location and use the create synonym function in the reporting server.
One thing I've noticed is that if anything changes in the spreadsheet, col heading, format of dates, length of text fields, order of the columns or new columns added, you have to regenerate or manually update the master.
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