Turn on the Data Streamer add-in

If you want to connect live data with the Data Streamer add-in for Excel, but you don't see the Data Streamer tab in the Excel ribbon, you first need to turn on the Data Streamer add-in.

Go to File > Options > Add-Ins. Make sure COM Add-ins is selected in the Manage box, and click Go. In the COM add-Ins dialog box, make sure the box next to Data Streamer add-in is selected.

Go to File > Options > Add-ins to install the Data Streamer add-in

After the add-in is turned on, the Data Streamer tab will appear in the ribbon.

Note: If you don't see an entry for Data Streamer add-in in the COM Add-Ins dialog box, it's because either your version of Office or Excel doesn't include it, or your organization's system administrator has made it unavailable.

Need more help?

You can always ask an expert in the Excel Tech Community, get support in the Answers community, or suggest a new feature or improvement on Excel User Voice.

See Also

What can you do with Data Streamer?

Advanced settings for Excel's Data Streamer add-in

Workbook settings for Excel's Data Streamer add-in

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