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  • Hello, could someone please help me?

    I need to install Microsoft Power Query to allow me to easily merge excel tables from different worksheets (files).

    The problem is that I am restricted to Internet Explorer 8.

    Here are my specs, I cannot change these:

    • Windows 7, 64-bit operating system
    • Excel 32-bit, Professional Plus 2010
    • Internet Explorer 8

    When I try to install Power Query, I get the message that I need IE 9.
    I and others have other browser-based tools that only work on IE 8.

    There must be some work-around for this.

    I do NOT require the internet-searching feature of Power Query.

    Here are some possible options?

    1. Go into Control Panel and manually switch IE versions each time (not a feasible method at all)
    2. Force Power Query to work using Chrome or FireFox instead
    3. Disable certain features of Power Query to allow installation with IE 8

    This is really dissapointing, I don't understand why we can't just have Power Query install regardless of IE version.

    Some functions could be disabled, but at least we could still use the actually important tools.

    Thanks for your help. Any input is appreciated.

    Friday, November 21, 2014 3:37 PM

Answers

  • I'm afraid there's no workaround for this. The Power Query user interface is built on top of the same browser technology (i.e. HTML5/CSS/JavaScript) that Internet Explorer uses. This is not at all related to any search features of Power Query -- it's the fundamental editing surface and nearly the entire PQ UI.
    Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:35 PM

All replies

  • I'm afraid there's no workaround for this. The Power Query user interface is built on top of the same browser technology (i.e. HTML5/CSS/JavaScript) that Internet Explorer uses. This is not at all related to any search features of Power Query -- it's the fundamental editing surface and nearly the entire PQ UI.
    Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:35 PM
  • Thanks for info

    Regards

    Enis,

    Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:10 PM
  • Hello, thank you very much for the response.

    I'll try a macro to automatically combine all available files in a specified folder.


    DK5050

    Sunday, November 30, 2014 7:16 PM