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I want to establish an OData datafeed in Excel 2013 to connect to a SharePoint 2016 list.

In the Excel, data tab -> from other source -> from OData datafeed. Then I input our SP2016 url:

https://sharepoint.com/sites/abc/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/mylist

After some loading, Excel prompt for 401 unauthorized error.

However I can browse https://sharepoint.com/sites/abc/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/mylist with Chrome. I copy the content and saved as a local text file. In the Excel, data tab -> from other source -> browse the text file. Datafeed is imported perfectly.

How can I solve the 401 error?

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You could try to register excel in SharePoint.

https://piyushksingh.com/2018/12/26/register-app-in-sharepoint/

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  • The post is talking about App-in. Could you be more specific how to reg the desktop program Excel?
    – Mark L
    Jun 22, 2020 at 1:23

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