View Excel data like a Form (read-only) but within Teams
February 12, 2020 10:40 AM   Subscribe

I have a Microsoft Team for my large research team that features a very wide Excel spreadsheet containing details about each of our study subjects. As the "Keeper of the Data," I've locked the spreadsheet down so that it is Read-Only. How can I make a Form view of the rows contained in this spreadsheet so that my team members can quickly browse for the study subject in question, and see data presented in an easy-to-read view? Challenge: I want this to be viewable from within our Team. Form view (via regular Excel) doesn't appear to work in the Team version of Excel.
posted by Anonymouse1618 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is PowerBI an option?
posted by mosst at 10:50 AM on February 12 [3 favorites]

@mosst, I'm not sure. I have create/edit access to Power BI, but my Teammates may only have view-only access. Also, I want to make sure that any add-on applications I use are as secure as Sharepoint/Teams, as the data are sensitive.

posted by Anonymouse1618 at 1:35 PM on February 12

If you have access to Sharepoint, you should be able to upload the sheet to a read only Sharepoint page. You can then attach that Sharepoint page to a tab in your team and have it permanently available. It's available in Teams as an app named Sharepoint.
posted by msbutah at 2:24 PM on February 12

To clarify my earlier answer: I think PowerBI is likely to be good for this - I've seen similar uses - but don't know the tool well enough to make specific recommendations for how to go about it.

It's part of the Office suite, so should integrate well enough with Teams and should be on the same security level as Sharepoint or other online-Office products.
posted by mosst at 12:26 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]

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