Answered By: Heidi Beke-Harrigan
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016     Views: 167989


If the Data Analysis command is not available in your version of Excel, you need to load the Analysis ToolPak add-in program. These instructions apply to Excel 2010, Excel 2013 and Excel 2016.

  1. Click the File tab, click Options, and then click the Add-Ins category.
  2. In the Manage box, select Excel Add-ins and then click Go.
  3. In the Add-Ins available box, select the Analysis ToolPak check box, and then click OK.

Tip: If Analysis ToolPak is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse to locate it.

If you are prompted that the Analysis ToolPak is not currently installed on your computer, click Yes to install it.

Once the add in has been successfully installed you will see data analysis when you click on the data tab (usually to the far right of the toolbar). Go back to the first screenshot in the instructions to see how it will look. The button will open the Data Analysis dialog, which offers access to a variety of analysis tools.


Quick Analysis is a similar set of tools available in Excel 2013.  See Microsoft documentation for more information. it applies to Excel 2013 and Excel 2016. 

~ Instructions provided courtesy of Excel Help


Comments (8)

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    by gary on May 02, 2016.
  2. You can find the instructions here along with the tutorial on how to use it to make a histogram:
    by Hans on Dec 28, 2016.
  3. When I open the Options menu the Add-Ins tab is not there. I have excel 2010. I need to be able to use data analysis for a stats class. Any ideas why it's not there?
    by awhitaker on Jan 30, 2017.
  4. it was totally a helpful one thanks a lot
    by zikersp on Mar 13, 2017.
  5. Thanks.. very insightful
    by usman on May 13, 2017.
  6. Thanks a lot for your instruction, was clear and useful.
    by ramadan on Oct 07, 2017.
  7. Thanks a lot for your instruction. It's help me to start analysis in xls.
    by Rajeev on Dec 10, 2017.
  8. Thank You!
    by Rivera on Jan 15, 2018.

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