Excel Services 2013 issue with IE 11.0.9600.16438 – UPDATE


There appears to be an issue with SharePoint 2013 Excel Services when using IE 11 (11.0.9600.16438). 

As noted in the comments below, the issue is resolved by installing the October 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013:

Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): October 26, 2013
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2825647

See this blog for detail of patch order for Sharepoint server:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/10/26/october-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx

 

Issue:

Basically what is happening is that when IE 11 is used with SharePoint 2013 Excel Services, the buttons across the top of the screen do not work (see screenshot.)  The areas outlined in RED do not work correctly.  Regular slicers do work as expected.

 


 
 

  • Slicers/filters still work
  • The buttons work if the workbook is being used in a Excel Web Part
  • Office Web Apps Server 2013 (WAC) is not affected
  • SharePoint 2010 is not affected

 

Microsoft is currently investigating the issue, but there is a temporary workaround for the issue.   The workaround for this issue at the moment is to set the emulation document mode in Internet Explorer 11 to something other than "Edge (Default)".

 

To apply the workaround: 

  1. Open IE on the client experiencing the issue
  2. Press F12 on the keyboard to bring up Developer Tools.
  3. Click the emulation icon on the left side and choose anything but “Edge (Default)” for Document Mode

  
  
  
  

As noted in the comments below, the issue is resolved by installing the October 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013:

Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): October 26, 2013
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2825647

See this blog for detail of patch order for Sharepoint server:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/10/26/october-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx

Comments (12)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Also interested if there's a patch.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Need an update this is impacting global reporting for the Learning and Development teams in SMSGR and HR

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have applied OCT CU that fixed this issue
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2825647

  4. MercMeier says:

    Any update or other reasonable workaround available?

  5. I have applied OCT CU that fixed this issue http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2825647
    To install this, we need to have March CU.

  6. Eric Vogelpohl says:

    Dan, regular slicers appear to work, however, the Timeline Slicer does not.

  7. Jack O'Brien says:

    Any update on this issue?

  8. Grant Causton says:

    I have done the Work Around above by pressing F12 and selecting another field aside from Edge. I selected 10. However when I do, and then press F12, it seems to save it as a 5 ( not 10.) any suggestions, because my button across the top of Excel. Thanks

  9. We already installed SP1, but still have this issue of unable to editing Excel in IE 11..

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  11. Vinod says:

    I’ve IE 11.0.25 installed in my machine. Installed and configured office web apps with SP 2013. but when i opened excel from SP document library, the top menu bar is locked (Edit workbook, Share, Data and find). Infact nothing works. Excel is loading in read only mode. But everything works fine if i change the Document mode to other than edge default.
    I’m able to edit the excel in web office apps in chrome and Firefox browsers.
    Need help to make excel edit works in IE 11.. any suggestions ?

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