If you’re trying to import a spreadsheet as a new list in SharePoint, you’ll need to use a browser that supports ActiveX controls or you’ll get the error:
“This feature requires a browser that supports ActiveX controls.”
Chances are you’re running a browser other than IE, or you’re running IE version 11. ActiveX controls are not supported in IE11, or most browsers. We can work around this error message by having IE pretend it’s version 10 momentarily.
- Open SharePoint in Internet Explorer (IE)
- Quick access: Hit Windows key, type IE, hit enter
- Press F12 to open Developer Tools and select the Emulation Tab
- Change Document mode from 11 to 10 (supports ActiveX). Page will reload so you can try again in version 10.
Now try to import the spreadsheet again and it will work fine, opening your spreadsheet and prompting you to select the table or relevant data for import.