Remove Data Connection Warning in Excel Services – SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013, when you trying to open an excel sheet with external data connection, you may see the below warning:

This workbook contains one or more queries that refresh external data. A malicious user can design a query to access confidential information and distribute it to other users or perform other harmful actions. If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes to enable queries to external data in this workbook. If you are not sure, click No so that changes are not applied to your workbook. Do you want to enable queries to external data in this workbook?”


Screen shot of the warning

To remove this waning, follow the below steps:

Go to Central Administration >> Manage service applications >>

Go to your excel service application and click on it to enter the service application administration page.


Click on “Trusted File Locations”

Open your trusted location and clear the below Check box “Refresh warning enabled”

Click OK and try 🙂


Configure Reporting Services to SharePoint Integrated Mode

Why we need to convert the reporting services from Native to Integrated Mode:

  • Use SharePoint document management and collaboration features, including alerts and version control.
  • Use SharePoint permissions and authentication providers to control access to reports, models, and other items.
  • Manage reports, models, data sources, schedules, and report history in custom application pages on a SharePoint site.
  • Publish or upload reports, report models, resources, and shared data source files to a SharePoint library.
  • A Report Viewer Web Part you can add to SharePoint pages to view a report inside your SharePoint web application.

Below are the steps to convert your reporting services from Native to Integrated Mode: