Narrative1 Component: N1-Excel.
Symptom(s): An error message states the following:
This workbook contains links to other data sources.
- If you update the links, Excel will attempt to retrieve the latest data.
- If you don't update the links, Excel will use the previous information.
Note that data links can be used to access and share confidential information without your permission and possibly perform other harmful actions. Do not update the links if you do not trust the source of this workbook.
Typical Cause: The N1Engine.xla add-in has an incorrect file path or other external links are present. Links to other external workbooks can also cause this error.
Time required to fix: ~5 minutes
1. Unprotect your workbook by clicking on the Narrative1 Options button on the Narrative1 ribbon. Then click Unprotect Workbook if that button is visible.
2. Click on the Data ribbon in the top navigation bar, then click the Edit Links button.
You will probably see a single entry for N1Engine.xla.
Check the Location path for N1Engine.xla.
3. If the Location path for N1Engine.xla isn't in the Program Files folder of your main drive (typically C:\), click Change Source.
4. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Narrative1 (or C:\Program Files\Narrative1 on a 32-bit copy of Windows). Double click on the N1Engine file.
5. This might create a duplicate instead of changing the file path. If it does, click on the version with the incorrect file path and then click the Break Link button. If there are other external links listed that were not intentionally added, you can also click on them and Break Link.
6. Click the Close button in the bottom right-hand corner of the Edit Links window. If your workbook was previously protected, you may want to return to Narrative1 Options and re-protect it.
7. Close and then reopen the Excel spreadsheet; the pop-up message should no longer appear.
If the file path keeps re-setting to an incorrect one when you reopen the file (this can sometimes happen if it's stored on a cloud server like OneDrive), or if there are other external links shown that you can’t or don’t want to remove, you can safely just suppress the notice:
a. Reopen Edit Links.
b. Click the Startup Prompt button.
c. Select Don't display the alert and don't update automatic links, then click OK.
If you need additional help, please contact Narrative1 Support at email@example.com or 866-319-7467