Excel Data Connection doesn't work.

I have an Excel spread sheet with a data connection to a SQL table. This Excel file is used by a label software to print labels. In the Data Connection properties I checked allowing background refresh, refresh every 60 minutes and refresh while opening the file, etc (as shown in the attached.) I assume with the data connection this file will automatically get refreshed every 60 mins with the SQL table. Unfortunately no, the refresh doesn't happen. Every time I have to open this Excel file and it will start refreshing and then I have to save it. Then my label software can see the updated records.
Isn't it supposed to automatically refresh/update every 60 minutes? Did I miss something?
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CastlewoodAsked:
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
Check by reducing the time 60 min to 1 min. Settings seems good no issue but there can be delay while updating data from sql to excel.

So test it by reducing the time to 1 min and see.
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
It will not refresh unless it's open.
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CastlewoodAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much Rory. That is exactly the cause. So in our case, Is there any other options we can have than manually opening it and saving it?
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
No, I'm afraid not. You could perhaps use a Scheduled task to do that every hour?
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