Export and link a Datasheet view to Excel

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  1. In the Datasheet view toolbar, click Task Pane to display the Task Pane for the Datasheet view.

  2. Click Export and Link to Excel .

Windows SharePoint Services exports the Datasheet view to Microsoft Excel as a Web query file. If Excel is already open, Excel prompts you to open the Web query file and allows you to choose to import the data in the Web query file into an existing worksheet, a new worksheet or a new workbook. Otherwise, Excel opens and imports the Datasheet into a new workbook. Excel then displays the imported data as an Excel list in the worksheet and links the worksheet with the Datasheet view.

Update Datasheet view with changes in worksheet

After you update the Excel list in the linked worksheet, you can use the synchronize list feature in Excel to update the Datasheet view. For more information, see "Synchronize list with SharePoint site" in Excel help.

Update worksheet with changes in Datasheet view

In Windows SharePoint Services, after you change the data in the Datasheet view, you can update the linked worksheet by using the synchronize list feature in Excel. For more information, see "Synchronize list with SharePoint site" in Excel help.