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Regularly loosing bindings to underlying data

Hi,

In creating dashboards, I regularly loose some (or all) bindings from my charts or other components to the underlying Excel sheet. There's no specific trigger that I can think of: sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. I get the impression (but can not proove it) that it happens when XCelsius is open, and I'm doing other stuff in Excel at the same time.

This behaviour has already cost me several hours/days in the past, even still yesterday. I have several large dashboards, and you can imagine it takes time and effort to go through all components and check whether they are still bound or not, and to set the ranges again when they aren't.

Does anyone have the same experience? Is there some tool which allows me to save the settings from all components and reload them from there in case of problems (would save me a lot of time!)?

BTW: I'm using XCelsius Engage 5.3.3.0, build 12.3.3.980, Excel 2007 and Windows Vista.

Any suggestions?

Kind regards,

Hans

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    Posted on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Hi Hans,

    I strongly suggest you to maintain versions for your work. This may reduce your work.

    One more suggestion .... do all your excel work in Exported excel sheet.

    This will reduce your work of remapping of Data ranges.

    Try it..... hope it may helpl you.

    Let me know if you need further help...

    Regards,

    AnjaniKumar C.A.

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    Posted on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Hi guys,

    Though both valid suggestions I would be rather disappointed if that was all there was to it. I do save my work regularly in different versions, I do all my Excel work in Excel and then import the file, I do try to avoid using Excel when having Xcelsius open, but there are times when I'm working on a dashboard, get interrupted, need to verify something in another file later and then open Excel before realizing that I still have the dashboard open...

    I would expect tat this behaviour would be solved within the product (I'm struggeling since years with this), or at least that I get a message when trying to launch Excel while in development mode...

    Regards,

    Hans

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