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Stand-Alone Databases in the Parrish Library

This guide has helpful information regarding Parrish Library's Stand-Alone databases

Excel Add-in Installation Instructions

Bloomberg Excel Install Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to properly install the Excel add-in for Bloomberg. It’s very important that you follow these instructions carefully in order to complete the installation correctly. You must complete these steps each time you sign in in order to use the Excel add-in.

  1. Log into the computer using your Purdue Career Account.
  2. A pop-up window will appear asking you to install Bloomberg add-ins – do not click anything in this window yet.     
  3. First, open Microsoft Excel.
  4. Open a new Excel document.
  5. Close Microsoft Excel. (You don’t need to save the document).
  6. Then click “Install” in the pop-up window.

Once the installation is complete, you should be ready to use the Bloomberg software and Microsoft Excel should include an Excel add-in (there will be a Bloomberg tab at the top of the Excel file if the installation was successful).

If these steps do not work, please restart the computer and try again. If, after a second attempt, you are still not seeing the Excel add-in (and need to use it), please see the iDesk attendant, or send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.