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Enable 'Export to Excel' on non-IE Browsers

We can use the 'Export to Excel' functionality in lists and libraries in Internet Explorer, but it doesn't work in Chrome or other browsers, even though the ribbon button is enabled. Instead, we get errors that look something like this:



As I understand it, this is because the functionality uses ActiveX. However, in this modern world we know that people are using different browsers very frequently. This should work in all browsers or at least fall back to a CSV export if it can't function the same way.

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  • Chris Odegard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you do get the above in Chrome, you can still save it as an .iqy file. What you are seeing is the raw code of the query itself; you can open this in Excel.

  • Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 Remember, switching browsers also means having to re-authenticate, since they all have their own cookie sets -- what a pain. This lack of feature parity across browsers is viewed by my users as a low-blow by Microsoft, a refusal to cooperate. Do better, Microsoft.

  • Matt Wade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I realize this request comes mainly because the button is enabled and throws an error (poor user experience versus no user experience), but as an expansion on this concept, making "Open with Explorer" and "Connect to Outlook" should also work in Firefox and Chrome.

  • Daniel theNerd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The real problem is that IE has activeX controls to allow this, while other browsers do not. Therefore it would be helpful if there was a browser plugin for the other browsers that would enable this functionality. Come on Microsoft, get this done!

  • Sri, Sunkavalli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Modern browsers are capturing broader market than MSFT browsers. In order to make SharePoint more accessible all features should be accessible in all the browsers and I completely agree excel export should be most important part of it.

  • subash chandra das commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Even for "open in window explorer" for document library works in IE only. Ideally all the functionality should work same way in every browse

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