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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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.
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?
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
No, I'm afraid not. You could perhaps use a Scheduled task to do that every hour?
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