regedit (GPO) to disable the GroupGetExternalData tab in Excel

h-koga 20 Reputation points
2024-06-21T09:05:57.8833333+00:00

Hello,

I would like to set regedit (GPO) to disable the 「GroupGetExternalData」 group in Excel.

I want to know the setting location and setting values ​​in regedit (GPO).

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  1. Jiajing Hua-MFST 7,545 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-24T05:46:01.3133333+00:00

    Hi @h-koga

    Which version of Office are you using?

    The 'Get External Data' group has been replaced with "Get & Transform Data" group in Excel for Microsoft 365 Apps and other newer versions.

    We are unable to find the corresponding command bar IDs to disable buttons in "Get & Transform Data" group.

    Besides, there is no such GPO policy to disable features of "Get & Transform Data" or Excel Power Query.

    As far as I know, we can disable the external content in Excel workbooks, the reference link is: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/block-or-unblock-external-content-in-office-documents-10204ae0-0621-411f-b0d6-575b0847a795

    Thanks for your understandings.


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