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Using Excel Web Access Web Part

Posted by Paul on January 17, 2015

In this article we can explore how to use the Excel Web Access Web Part.

Excel Web Access Web Part

Following are the properties of Excel Web Access Web Part

· Used to display an Excel workbook in browser

· No need of Excel client application

· Excel workbook appearance can be customized

· Part of Excel Services

Using Excel Web Access Web Part

Please follow the steps below to use an Excel Web Access Web Part.

Step 1: Create a Page

Open your site & create a new page and name it as Excel.


Step 2: Add Web Part

Edit the page & choose insert a web part option. From the Business Data group choose the Excel Web Access web part.


Step 3: Select File

Click on the link highlighted below.


In the appearing tool pane select the excel work which was uploaded to a document library


For the time being I am using a sample excel file as shown below.


Step 4: Test Page

Click Ok to the tool pane & save changes to the page. You should be able to see the excel file within SharePoint page as shown below.


Please note the sheets as well. For downloading the file you can use the File > Save menu.

Please note that you don’t require MS Excel to be installed in the machine. The entire excel cells rendered through Excel Services application & browser.



In this article we have explored how to use the Excel Web Access Web Part.


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