Can't export a SharePoint list to Excel for Mac

Last Updated: October 19, 2017

ISSUE

When you click Export to Excel to export a SharePoint list on a Mac, it doesn't open the file in Excel for Mac and instead downloads the query.iqy file. This is working as expected as the internet query connection is not supported by Excel for Mac.

WORKAROUND

If you have Excel for Windows, you can save the file as XLSX and then open it in Excel for Mac. You'll be able to see the data but you won't be able to refresh the data connection.

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