Currently spending some quality time with SharePoint 2010. I ran into a problem with the datasheet view. Found a couple of useful blogs as well as the solution.
If you are running Office 2010 64 bit version on your server (eg for testing and study like I am) you might find the component to give you datasheet view is not installed.
The following articles cover the problem and the fix:
Both articles are part of blogs that are worth bookmarking.
The 2010 component can be found at Microsoft at: