Allow for personal user views/filters
When using Excel Online, if you add a filter, everyone using that spreadsheet in Excel Online will see that filter. Can you please add an option for only the one user to see that filter?
Thank you for your continued feedback and responses. We are glad to update that the work for this feature has started.
We’ll share more details as we progress.
To all those rightfully pointing out that this one is for Excel Online, please be nice with the careless among us. As you can guess by the comments, many people (including myself) voted here while having in mind the Excel they use (Desktop client), and overlooked the fact that this thread was about the online version.I personally think Microsoft was mislead, and that a considerably bunch of votes were meant to go for the Desktop.
To all those that, like me, want it also (perhaps mostly) for the Desktop client, please cast your vote where it's due.
By the way, all of you using Excel for the web, as you know this is a must! feature, please vote for the Desktop app too. Thanks
Thanks Matt, i didnt realize this section is for Excel for the web.
Natasha Gossman commented
BOYS! I get an email /to my WORK computer/ every time someone responds to this chain. Because this is a work related thread, and I'd like to actually be informed when the feature becomes available. If I wanted to read childish squabbling, I'd get on facebook. So why don't you all act like adults and keep it professional. This is excel you're arguing about, I've seen more civilized conversations about politics on reddit.
@Roy, It's easy to use both the desktop and web versions. By default, SharePoint and Teams both open spreadsheets in a web version. You need to go out of your way to the files in the desktop app. If only there was a 3 way toggle that allowed you to pick from Always open in Desktop app, Always open in Web version, or System default.
Good point about flagging offensive posts. Like yours.
I'm sorry you somehow feel personally attacked, Roy, that you would resort to foul language.
And I am aware organizations, like ours for example, use both versions of Excel. I'm guessing that's why Microsoft has Office 365 licensing options that allow you to install it locally on your computer.
It's also why I've voted for this feature in both the Excel Online product as well as the Excel for Windows product. I'm just thankful that at least Excel Online is getting this update, since it should be the first of the two options to get this feature.
Also thankful that posts can be flagged.
@ Matt Peterson:
Apparently some people are also obnoxious sh*tbags too. Not to mention fantasizing shills. Say, did you ever hear of a person or organization that used BOTH versions of Excel?
Someone asked for the link, so that's what I provided. I can't control how Microsoft responds to its users.
Thanks for that link, Matt Peterson. It's really helpful, especially the link from the Product Owner back to this thread. ;)
This is hilarious!
I don't think it's ever coming to desktop folks. Find another way/app/job/life :D
You bet! I spent the last 30 seconds searching for such a place and here's the link.
Happy to hold your hand through that process.
It would be great if someone could redirect us to the appropriate thread then instead of just adding more complaints to the wrong one.
Read the initial request at the top. It specifically references Excel Online.
Months ago, Microsoft posted a survey requesting information from the user-base on how they would like this feature to function. While I don't know the results of the survey, I'm guessing there was more demand for this to work in Excel Online than in the desktop app. By implementing this in Excel Online, Microsoft is answering the demand of the users that compare it against Google Sheets.
Excel Online is the only version of Excel specifically designed for collaboration. It is the tool used in the Teams app and in Teams meetings.
While the amount of time it has taken to implement this has been painful, at least we're finally seeing results. But man, people will complain about free ice cream these days. Microsoft is giving us what is asked for here. It says right at the top. "How can we improve Excel for the web?" There's likely a more appropriate channel out there for feature requests aimed at the Excel desktop app.
This should be a feature of the desktop version.. the file size limit on excel for web is just silly most of the excel documents our people want to collab on are larger than the limit so just adding it for web would be totally pointless.
@Rob, I completely disagree with your point of view
1. Disabling autosave is the same as download a copy, if several people are modifying the same document it's a pain to merge the changes, thats no colaborative use.
2. My sense is the oposite one, the cloud app is for rarely use, and the desktop app is for intensive use, so there should be more people complainting for the desktop app.
3. If the cloud app lacks some features of the desktop app, why implement new features so both apps will be completely different?? why dont implement missing features?
Rob Wickham commented
@Futski, I believe because the desktop app can have autosave disabled but the cloud app cannot is the actual reason -- the degree of pain is greater for cloud app users as a result. While I don't have an exact tally, my sense is there is a larger portion of complaints on this topic coming from cloud users. Another reason, is because the cloud app is much farther behind in feature parity and they are attempting to close key gaps by focusing on that platform first.
I'm guessing that they're pushing it to Excel for the Web exactly because no one uses the Web version except as a last resort, so it'll affect the fewest number of users when it doesn't work right. (I'm an optimist, can't ya tell :) )
I'd expect that it'll eventually it will make it to the Desktop app. Hopefully sometime before I retire 20 years from now. :(
Gerhard Kriek commented
Sheet View will be available by the end of this calendar year on Excel for the web.
Great to see that the feature appears to be in progress for Office Web. Any update on when we'll see this not grayed out?