Regex Add-in for Excel

The RegEx add-in for Excel enables you to use Microsoft 365 functions under Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016, and Excel 2019.

How to add RegEx Function to Excel?

Here are the steps to enable regex functions in Excel 2013, 2016, and 2019:

  1. Open the Developer Tab then click Excel Add-ins
  2. Install the DataFX Function Library

Installing an Excel add-in is an easy task. You can find the steps here.

RegEx Add-in Functions

However, the newly released features have a ‘small’ problem. They are available exclusively to Microsoft 365 subscribers who can enjoy the advantages of the new features. We thought it might be worth making a change.

Starting today, our add-in supports the three new functions, starting from Excel 2010. So, if you use an older version of Excel (Excel 2013, Excel 2016, etc.), you won’t have to miss out on RegEx.

regex add-in

Supported Functions:


Check the DataFX add-in and try the new functions.

You need to know that we update the add-in multiple times a week, implementing various optimizations to keep all features up-to-date. With the introduction of RegEx, we have taken another big step forward to ensure that the latest developments are as widely usable as possible.

I want to thank you for all the support we received regarding the development. We are trying to implement every useful idea in the future.

Istvan Vozar

Istvan is the co-founder of Visual Analytics. He helps people reach the top in Excel.