Disabling export to Excel on specific lists is sometimes required by customers. The ability to export or not data for specific lists should be defined on application level or through system setup.
Especially for Europe, GDPR imposes restrictions for data export. In this context, being able to define if data can be extracted to Excel or not, would be a nice feature.
Ideas Administrator

Good news! We released this feature as part of the functionality in Disable export of data to Excel. 
Instead of disabling Excel on specific lists, you will be able to choose which users cannot Open in Excel or Edit in Excel across the application.

Please refer to the following link for more information: 

Best regards, 
Mike Borg Cardona
Program Manager, Microsoft




You MUST provide a way to disable the export Excel button on any page, programmatically.

Some suggestions could be to

- add a page property page to switch off the export capacity
- add a table field property to forbid the export of a specific column (column will not be taken in account in the export)

Users always need to work data in Excel but certains data are too sensible to enable export of everything by standard user.

Also, the windows copy function (CTRL + C) on a list can only copy 50 or 300 lines.
Again, you think technical and not User...

Would you like to open all your own server data to anyone ?

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The proposed solution as explained here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/disable-export-data-excel is in my opinion not flexible enough.

I would like to
* Disable Export and Edit apart from each other
* Explicitly disable or enable Export and Edit per page with a pageextension with a setting

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Please remember to enable Open in Excel in journals such as all journals - I'll just mention Phys. Inventory Journal page 392 as a good example where Microsoft forgot it. Please do make it admin-configurable or developer configurable if you do decide to remove "Open in Excel" from various lists due to GDPR

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