FusionXL install

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FusionXL is an Excel add in for Fusion Metadata Registry providing three main functions:

  • Browse and view structures
  • Create and maintain structures - in particular useful for maintaining large codelists
  • Author, validate and convert datasets



The FusionXL add in is a single Excel XLAM file which can be downloaded from here

To add FXL to Windows 10 or higher, follow one of the two steps below.


Using XLSTART folder

Copy the XLAM file to the Excel sub directory folder XLSTART as shown in the example path below:

C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

Files in this folder are automatically loaded when Excel starts.

Using Excel's add-in maintenance facility

Copy the XLAM file to the Microsoft AddIns folder:

C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\AddIns

Register the add-in with Excel by selecting the Options menu, then choosing Add-Ins.


After clicking Go an Add-Ins window will be displayed which will show FusionXL as an available add-in. Select this add-in and click OK.


After clicking OK, restart Excel to see the RXL tab as shown in the image above.

You are now ready to connect FXL to a Registry.


The FXL addin disappears or fails to load

A possible cause is Windows file protection security settings blocking the FXL.xlam file as it has originated from another computer. The following YouTube video explains how to solve the problem by disabling Windows protection on the file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhnOU-ulqNg

Macro Disabled

As above.