We will be returned to the Insert Table dialog box where we will select OK and then specify a location in the drawing for the table to be inserted.
I think it must have something to do with your technique or the way you set up the datalink in the first place.
Did you make sure to check off the option "Allow writing to source file" when you first created the datalink?
Lets say that an engineer updates the Excel spreadsheet.
You will either get the below notification when the person has saved and checked in the file or the next time you open the drawing.