Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile
we need (I'm not alone!!) as soon possible the possibility to use Excel with macro (and VBA) on Tablet and Mobile
It's 2020, and the most commonly used and affordable electronic device is mobile phone . It's high time that microsoft makes improvements to use execl with macro (and VBA) on mobiles and tablets.
Maybe they could come out with a phone thats far more advanced than any phone available, less money, running their OS and Office 365 with all the bells and whistles.
Peter Stahlecker commented
What I hear is this: EXCEL is such a 'evolved' program that it is impossible to re-write it for iOS. no idea true or not, but this is what an iOS expert told me.
The first entry regarding Excel and VBA on mobile devices was Januar 2017 ! That's a very long time!
The demand of this feature is huge.
I don't understand why Microsoft is still ignoring their customers?
Yes we need it, it's a part of advanced use of microsoft excel, why we cant use macros from web?
It will rrally appreciate this features
MM Bhatti commented
yes it should be. Macros are easy and fast function of work in excel. At least android phones should run macros. Not necessary to have developer tab but should run it.
Alex Alexander commented
VBA can do so many useful things, but it has the potential to do so many bad things as well, security is the biggest problems and data can easily be transfered using VBA reading and writing files ect.
This such a big problem for microsoft , I would be so very happy with a version of VBA that has no access outside of Excel. so at least we can perform internal actions we badly need that Excel itself does not cater for.
Is it possible just to write in an excel file that has macros from your phone?
I tried to do it, but it didn't work.
So Microsoft, honestly: current smartphones and tablets would easily be able to make Excel including VBA work. So: how long do we have to wait?
Microsoft should, at least find a way to run macros/vba on mobile versions of excel (iPad/android)
Don’t need to have the developer tools on it, but at least a way that we can use the macro-enabled files...
Having a 365 account without enabling Macros for mobile devices is rather disturbing. It would be nice to have this update as soon as possible. I have so many sheets that are Macro enabled but cannot run on the mobile version.
Microsoft please look into this feature.
At this point, Microsoft is ignoring requests to improve Office 365 for mobile on any platform that is not their own. They would rather you buy their product, a Surface craptop with Windows 10. It took many years for Mac users to get parity with Windows because MS caters to their clientele first. I have an old Mac Mini running Windows on a Parallels partition. I use my iPad to remote access my Mac Mini to work on Excel when macros are necessary. I’ve also started doing my own Excel templates that don’t rely on Macros, because MS will change this in the future and I don’t want to be caught withe fickle MS breaking my Excel models and templates.
Wow, three years since the original post... this is really needed. Not having this devalues my company’s Office 365 subscription. I have had to migrate all my work onto the iPad and this is the one feature that seriously affects my ability to do work from this app.
Krishan Prajapati commented
Really need this
has this issue been addressed do we have workarounds? i have a tool i created for the sales teams but its read only so they cannot interact with it on the app :/
Roux Christian commented
I think the same and have important Excel projects that run only with macros VBA. Please Microsoft listen our needs and expectations. Please do that we can "play" macros (not record). Please at least MsgBox and InputBox. Thank you in advance.
Rob Goldstein commented
Adding vba support to the Android Excel App would be a game-changer.
I have several projects that would be amazing to run on a mobile device.
I work for a large retailer in Canada. We deal with VBA's in excel on daily basis. Multiple times a day actually. From whats being shipped, to inventory charts....and a lot of times i receive files when i dont have easy access to a computer. It would be nice to have the option on our mobile devices.
Whilom Chime commented
I work for a food co-op in Toronto. *All* of our spreadhseets have VBA in them, and why wouldn't they? It's 2020. So for us there really isn't an Excel on Android option, since *none* of our spreadsheets will open on Android. Microsoft will or won't listen to users, as always, but what's actually inappropriate, and should be challenged by consumer and better business groups, is the false statement Microsoft promulgates when it says that it is providing an Excel solution on Android when it isn't. Corporations should not be able to get away with that kind of false statement.