Excel Add-In is built using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and therefore only runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems with the .NET framework installed. It is an VSTO Add-In for Excel, which requires the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime.

Software Requirements

The following software is required to run inExcel Template:

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013, 2016, 2019 or above

  • .NET Framework 4.8

  • Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime

The following Windows Versions are supported:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 2012 R2

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 2016

System Setup

inExcel Template is installed as part of the DataStudio installation, which is installed as part of the full setup (using the inmationSetup.exe installer). The installer will not install the system:inmation inExcel Template unless Microsoft Excel is already installed on the machine. Setup will install the necessary prerequisites and inExcel Template will automatically be available to all users on the machine.

Office Security Settings

For inExcel Template to function properly, the Macro security settings must be changed in the Excel settings. To do this, open Excel and go to File > Options > Trust Center and click on Trust Center Settings….

Microsoft Excel Settings - Trust Centre
Figure 1. Microsoft Excel Settings - Trust Centre

In Trust Center Settings, select "Macro Settings" from the sidebar and under "Developer Macro Settings", select the "Trust Access to the VBA project object model" checkbox. Click OK to close the dialog.

Trust Center - Macro Settings
Figure 2. Trust Center - Macro Settings

Launching inExcel Template

To open the inExcel Template after installing system:inmation, go to the Windows Start menu and look for the inmation folder in the alphabetically listed applications. Click on the inExcel Template to open.

Launching the inExcel Template
Figure 3. Launching the inExcel Template

Click on the INMATION tab in the Excel workbook to view the available inExcel Template options.

inExcel Template - INMATION Tab
Figure 4. inExcel Template - INMATION Tab
The inExcel Template replaces the inExcel Add-In. To get information on how to upgrade from the inExcel Add-In to the inExcel Template for existing installations, please see Upgrade and Migration to inExcel Template.