Importing Excel SpreadSheets in SharePoint 2010

This article show how to import spreadsheets in SharePoint 2010.


Sometimes you need to import your data in Excel files into SharePoint Portal.

Manually you can create a list and then change the view into DataSheet View, copy the data from your Excel files and paste into the DataSheet View. This will import Excel files manually, Yes!

But there is another option in SharePoint 2010!

Choose Site Actions and then More Options:

1.png

Then find Import SpreadSheet:

2.png

Click Create button. It will prepare for creating a new list for the Excel file you wish to add:

3.png

Set Name and then choose "Browse". In the picture above it shows something else because of localization. Select your file and then click Import. It will open Excel file and then require your permission to access SharePoint 2010 from Excel.

4.png

This dialog box will appear and it wants you to select a range in the Excel file. You can choose whether to use a formula to select or use the mouse to select a range in the Excel file:

5.png

OK. I have selected 3 personal information from my Excel file.

Then Click Import and see the results:

6.png

You may wish to edit the column names later.

You can alter your view into DataSheet View for editing easily on this List.