Since recently my fondness towards the Datasheet view of Sharepoint had increased and today, I thought to finally try it and du-oh, I got an error message slapped right to my face:

The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons:

– A datasheet component compatible with Microsoft SharePoint Server is not installed.
– Your Web browser does not support ActiveX controls.
– A component is not properly configured for 32-bit or 64-bit support.

Well, I do use a 64 bit machine but what I didn’t realize until I saw this link that I was also using the 64 bit edition of Office 2010. So, I quickly followed the proposed solution i.e. I downloaded the “2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components” and installed it on my machine and viola…I was able to enter the Datasheet mode. But, waiting for me over there was another strange error…I was shown a message at the bottom left corner saying “The view is read-only”. I did find a solution to that issue but more on that later