Fix Excel Data Analysis ToolPak Not Showing [Make it Recur]

Written By Steven Arends

Excel doesn’t enable the Data Analysis ToolPak by default, and sometimes the ToolPak disappears for no reason. It can get troublesome while analyzing market research data or engineering equations.fix-excel-data-analysis-toolpak-not-showing

But the problem is straightforward to solve. In this article, I’ll show you how to fix the issue and get back to analyzing your data in no time.

So without further ado, let’s jump in.

How to Fix Data Analysis ToolPak Not Loading in Excel

Usually, you won’t see Data Analysis ToolPak in Excel because the default settings disable the ToolPak. You just need to enable it from the Add-ins option. However, if the Data Analysis ToolPak suddenly disappears, you must enable the Trust Center Command access permission.

In this part, I will show you the step-by-step process for both methods to fix the issue. It will help you to get back to analyzing your data in no time.

Here are the methods to fix the Data Analysis ToolPak not loading issue in Microsoft Excel:

1. Enable Analysis ToolPak Add-in

You can easily allow the Analysis ToolPak add-in from the Options menu of Microsoft Excel. The process is quite similar to loading an Add-in in Microsoft PowerPoint. Just click on the File tab and follow the instructions below. 

Apply the steps to enable Analysis ToolPak Add-in in Microsoft Excel:

For Windows

  • Go to File > Options and select the Add-Ins options.[For Excel 2007 or older, go to the Excel Options form Microsoft Office Button].
  • Choose Excel Add-ins in the Manage box and hit the Go button.
  • Mark the Analysis ToolPak box and hit the OK option.enable-analysis-toolpak-add-in
    • Select the Browse option when you can’t find the Analysis ToolPak.
    • Choose Yes if you get the Analysis ToolPak installation popup.
  • Exit and re-open the Excel application.

For Mac

  • Go to the Tools menu in Excel, and choose Excel Add-ins.
  • Mark the Analysis ToolPak checkbox from the Add-Ins available box and click the Ok option.
    • Select the Browse option when you can’t find the Analysis ToolPak.
    • Choose Yes if you get the Analysis ToolPak installation popup.
  • Exit the Excel application and re-open it.

After computing the steps, you can access the Analysis ToolPak from the Data toolbar. However, after enabling the Analysis ToolPak, Microsoft Excel can freeze occasionally.

2. Allow Trust Center Command Access

If the Analysis ToolPak suddenly disappears from your Excel app, you must enable the Trust Center Command access from the Excel app settings.

Follow the steps to allow Trust Center Command access in MS excel:

  • Navigate to File > Options.
  • Pick the Trust Center category and choose the Trust Center Settings. trust-center-settings
  • Go to the Add-ins option and mark the Required Application Add-ins to be signed by Trusted Publisher checkbox. add-ins-option
  • Hit the Ok button two times and exit the Excel sheet.

After completing the steps, you can access the Data Analysis option from the Data toolbar. You should also install Macro in Excel to automate the date-sorting process.

Why is the Data Analysis ToolPak Not Loading in Excel?

Sometimes the Analysis ToolPak won’t load in Microsoft Excel because of the default settings. Also, when the Analysis ToolPak suddenly disappears from the Data toolbar, you need to enable the Add-in options in the Trust Center Command Access form Options.

Also, the Data Analysis ToolPak won’t show if the Trust Center Command Access blocks It from opening.

This section will show the main reason behind the Data Analysis ToolPak disappearance issue. It will help you to go to the root of the problem. Let’s see the leading causes behind the problem.

Here are the reasons behind Data Analysis ToolPak disappearance issue:

  • Excel didn’t load the Analysis ToolPak in Add-ins properly.
  • The Trust Center blocked the Required Application Add-ins. You need to enable it from the Trusted Publisher options.

These are the main reasons you can’t find the Data Analysis ToolPak in Microsoft Excel. You can easily solve the problem using Excel’s Options menu.

Check out our separate post to highlight duplicate values in Excel.

FAQs

Why isn’t my quick analysis showing up in Excel?

Quick analysis isn’t showing up in your MS Excel because Microsoft has disabled the options. You can enable it by navigating to Options > General and marking the Show Quick Analysis Options on the Selection box.

Where is the Data Analysis button in Excel 2022?

You can find the Data Analysis button in the Data Ribbon of the Microsoft Excel app.

Does Excel 365 have a Design tab?

Yes, Microsoft Excel 365 has a Design tab. You will see the Design tab after selecting a Microsoft Excel table.

Conclusion

The Data Analysis ToolPak is essential for analyzing and interpreting your data if you’re a heavy-duty Excel user. But sometimes, you won’t find the ToolPak because of the default settings or lack of permission in Trust Center Command. You can fix both issues using the Excel Options.

After applying the fix, I’m sure you can use the Data Analysis ToolPak to analyze your data without any issues. Comment if you face any problems applying the solutions. Peace!

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