I have tried the URL below to export a SharePoint 2013 list to Excel, but it doesn't work for me. I always got an error.

{Site URL}/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?CS=109&Using=_layouts/query.iqy&List={List GUID}&View={View GUID}&CacheControl=1

will you please instruct me how to correct this? in addition, how can I make the download possible using the Chrome? I learnt a tip to add " download target=”_blank”, but I have not idea where to add the element. thanks.

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The URL seems fine, since I could use the URL to export a list to excel (Tested on Internet Explorer 11.1480). But it seems that the URL will not work on Chrome.

(Older question and answers about similar issue could be found here)

This case is similar to other features such as Open with Explorer (on a Document Library), which works great on IE but is not working on Chrome.


This functionality requires Internet Explorer as it is supported by an ActiveX control included with Office.


SpreadSheetLauncher - Owssupp.dll - Used to verify whether Excel is installed for Export to Excel feature. Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 If Excel is not installed, an error message states that a list cannot be imported because a compatible spreadsheet application is not installed or is not compatible with the browser.

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