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Error: SharePoint List Cannot be Displayed in Datasheet View

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The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view


Does anyone receive the following error when you try to enable "Datasheet View" under any List?

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.


It happens if you install 64-bit Office 2010 on the Server. Why?
A 64-bit version of the Datasheet component is not available for Office 2010.


You can install the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components to enable the Datasheet component. It will work with the 64-bit version of Office 2010 as long as you are using a 32-bit version of an Internet browser.

URL: 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components


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MJ Ferdous
Architect Brain Station-23
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Ferdous has industry level experience with SharePoint and has done several presentations and workshops on SharePoint. He also worked as SharePoint Consultant (CREDEM Italy, Robi etc) and Trainer (BASIS, JAXARA IT, LEADS Co.). He is currently working as SharePoint Architect at BrainStation-23. He also worked as Technical Project Manager for Congral LLC for managing revolutionizing Patient Centric Healthcare applications at the same company since 2009.

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