I'm trying to use ListData.svc to retrieve details from a SharePoint list, but I get the following error:

Error Message:

Cannot connect to the specified feed. Verify the connection and try again. Reason: The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error.

Call Stack:

   at Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Common.DataSourceBasic.UpdateDataFeedParameters(ConnectionStringBuilder connBuilder, IDataSource dataSource, Boolean checkFeedValid)
   at Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Common.DataSourceBasic.GetCurrentConnectionString(Boolean checkFeedValid)
   at Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Common.DataSourceBasic.ClickTestConnection(Object progressControl)

I can retrieve data from other lists in the same site. The error occurs very quickly so it doesn't appear to be a timeout. I get the error when calling the service from the browser and from Excel Power Pivot. Nothing suspicious is being logged to ULS or the Windows event logs.


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Does the list have any calculated columns? If so then PowerPivot cannot connect to such list


Yea, took me a bit to find, but the issue is simple and also stupid. Power Pivot has issues with importing "Calculated Fields" - But I think these are Sharepoint created and might still work with Infopath created Calculated fields, hope this helps someone. Once I removed the calculated fields I stopped getting this error immediately.

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