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On my list the datasheet button is greyed out. How do I go about enabling it?

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Just on the off chance: You are using Internet Explorer, right?

If not, I'm afraid this is an IE-specific function; as I discovered when trying to pry it open with Chrome's dev tools.

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As SPDoctor stated - it sounds like an issue with 64 bit install of Office. You cannot view a list in Datasheet view after you install the 64-bit version of Office 2010

Try installing the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components

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  • this is 25 MB installer and resolved my issue in IE9 and after updating to IE10 . actual name in add remove is "Microsoft office 2007 access database engine"
    – Iman
    Oct 27 '13 at 10:11
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Do you have the Microsoft Office client software (32-bit version) installed on your computer? This is necessary to support this function. You may also need to enable ActiveX controls if this is disabled in your browser.

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  • I believe I am running office 64 bit. That could be my problem. Will test on a 32 bit machine.
    – Ricky
    May 24 '11 at 14:47
  • Yes, you need the 32-bit version of Office. It does not need to be on a 32-bit machine, you can install 32-bit Office on either. Microsoft recommend using the 32-bit version in most cases.
    – SPDoctor
    May 25 '11 at 7:44
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It could also be turned off for the list. Check the List Settings > Advanced Settings, 'Datasheet' section.

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If you are you using IE11, To sort out this issue temporarily, try to change the document mode of the browser to 7/8/9/10. It worked for me by doing like this.

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I have found that the 64-bit issue runs a little deeper. If your Office is 32-bit and IE is 64-bit, it seems to do the same thing. Once both are 32-bit, the datasheet icon becomes active.

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It's IE 64-bit! Kills Flash & other things too. It shouldn't have been released in its current state, and I only use the 32-bit version in Windows 7.

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  • Do you have any online reference of your answer?
    – Benny Skogberg
    Jun 25 '13 at 19:08
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I had similar issue .Please try adding the site to Compatibility View in IE , this might fix your issue.

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  • Could you add additional details regarding how to do this? This would improve your answer's quality quite a bit. Mar 28 '14 at 19:45
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Do you have a filter(data connection) on the datasheet view from another web part? If yes I am afraid you cannot display the list view on datasheet view. The datasheet view does not allow data connections.

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