Data Mining Add-ins for Excel 2016 where are they? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We currently use SQL server enterprise edition, we leverage the BI stack including the Data mining capabilities.  Excel 2013 has working data mining add ins found here:  


    We have used these for a long time without issue.  We are now moving to Excel 2016.

    I am not aware of any other download for Excel 2016.  This download does not work with Excel 2016, I have tried every which way to install it including installing excel 2013 then 2016 but I always get the same error when I go to install the add in above (64 bit as that is the version of excel 2016 I use) "Setup is missing prerequisites:  64 bit version of office 2010".

    It's hard to believe that there is no add in release for 2016 yet, search as I may though I can't find anything.  Can anyone point me in the right direction for the download if it in fact exists?  If not are there any work-arounds/hacks to get this working?

    There is another post asking about this but nothing on the subject since the end of last year, still nothing maybe?



    Friday, August 11, 2017 5:33 AM

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  • According to this document, it's still in CTP2 (testing) and not yet released and available for download:
    Data Mining Client for Excel

    Accessing Data Mining Add-in - Excel 2016


    Phil Streiff, MCDBA, MCITP, MCSA

    • Edited by philfactor Friday, August 11, 2017 3:34 PM
    • Proposed as answer by philfactor Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:41 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by philfactor Friday, June 29, 2018 11:10 AM
    Friday, August 11, 2017 3:18 PM
  • Yes, I saw this before, can't believe it's still hasn't been looked at, I wonder if it is even something that will get done?
    Monday, August 21, 2017 4:42 AM
  • Any official update to this (Excel 2016 + Data mining add-in)?
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:15 AM
  • I'm also having trouble getting an answer on this, and am unwilling to spend $500 to get the answer from their support staff. Yes, I was twice asked to create a $500 ticket to get this question answered.  - Jaycee
    Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:42 PM
  • Couldn't agree more, it seems absurd that nobody can give a clear cut answer as to the status of this, or if there is even going to be a plugin and that to get that answer you need to spend $500......
    Friday, October 20, 2017 12:46 AM
  • I got things working by downloading the Data Mining Client Add-in for SQL Server 2012 SP4. It was released on October 5, 2017, and installs seamlessly in my Excel 2016 setup (make sure to download the appropriate x86 or x64 package for your Excel installation).


    • Edited by ElliotLee Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:21 PM Added download link.
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:15 PM
  • I don't know why but I still get this message Elliot it won't let me install the 32 bit or 64 bit.  I have excel 2016 professional plus 2016 installed 32 bit and windows 10.  Have you made any registry tweaks or any other changes?

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:44 AM
  • I managed to find a "registry hack" in order to get the installation to proceed.

    Adding the following key did the trick...


    I also wrote a short guide at Install data mining add-in in Excel 2016

    Monday, June 11, 2018 2:56 PM
  • Thanks I will try this and see how it goes.
    Friday, June 29, 2018 2:28 AM
  • That's it as for today (25th Aug, 2018).

    1) Download the "MS-SQL-Srv_2012-SP4_Data-Mining-Add-ins-for-MS-Office" from <https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=56047>

    2) Make sure that no "Office 2016" application is open.

    3) Install the <SQL_AS_DMAddin.msi> file. You'll have the option to install this add-in to Visio and/or Excel

    4) Open Excel and/or Visio and you will find the "Data Mining" tab in Excel ribbon, or under the "Add-Ins" tab in Visio ribbon.

    Only one annoying thing; is that you will be asked to either install a copy from SQL Server on the same machine or connect to a SQL Server each time you open Excel/Visio.

    • Proposed as answer by Midata Friday, September 21, 2018 6:52 AM
    Saturday, August 25, 2018 6:13 PM
  • It works for me on Windows 10 with O365/Excel 2016 connecting to a remote SSAS 2016
    Friday, September 21, 2018 9:55 AM
  • Kudos for you, worked for my x64 Excel 2006 .
    Saturday, October 6, 2018 1:58 AM
  • Didn't work for me, unfortunately.
    Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:07 PM
  • I'm running the Data Mining Add-ins on Excel for Office 365 MSO (16.0.12624.20422) 64 bit.

    It's on the same machine running MS SQL Server 2017 loaded with the sample datasets and analysis services.

    (A year ago... i installed the add-in for evaluation purposes and it still launches.) 

    I feared it would only run with Excel 2013... but so far... everything is still okay.

    Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:31 PM