Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Using office 2013 with SharePoint 2010?

You might noticed DataSheet view doesn't work.

you get a alert, something like:

The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons:

- A datasheet component compatible with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation is not installed.

- Your Web browser does not support ActiveX controls.

- A component is not properly configured for 32-bit or 64-bit support.


Now, assuming you installed 32 bit office and using 32 bit IE, you might be puzzled as to why this doesn’t work.

I found that if you install this component data sheet will start working:


I am using windows 8.1, but I am pretty sure this issue happens on all windows clients with Office 2013.


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