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  1. Adding advance sort features to Excel Online

    Enabling advance sort features in Excel Online. I have requested that my organization stop using Google Drive and one of the issues a lot of people complain about is the ability to do advance sorting like you can in Google Sheets or the Excel app.

    Currently, the only sort feature is ascending or descending by one column.

    157 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable multiple users to sort/filter the same data table in different ways simultaneously

      Our company would greatly benefit from the ability for multiple people to log in to the same Excel Online document and sort/filter the same table in different ways on each of their devices without affecting the sort/filter of the other users, and yet be able to update the underlying information in each view of the table in a way that appears immediately in each table.

      27 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Advanced filter options

        Introducing advanced filters like in Outlook desktop version will be great.
        We have filters for subject, from, to, body, date, attachment filters in outlook.

        It is a pain to search using keywords.

        19 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ability to create/edit/modify data validation (to add drop down lists to cells)

          (2016-07-11 Dan [MS]: updated title to better reflect idea)

          15 votes
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          • Ability to drag and drop columns or rows in Excel. Just like Google Docs spreadsheets.

            Ability to drag and drop columns or rows in Excel. Just like Google Docs spreadsheets.

            14 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow multiple people to sort the same spreadsheet differently based on their preference.

              For instance: I want to show only the entries I care about in a spreadsheet so I filter the spreadsheet. But when someone else tries to look at the spreadsheet they'll see the filtered spreadsheet.

              They could just remove the filter or I could remove it when I'm done but I can't really reasonably ask everyone else to remove the filter I set or be bothered to add and then remove the filter every single time I use the spreadsheet.

              13 votes
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              • Sort columns and update formulae

                e.g. column A cells have formulae with cell references to their row. Column b has strings. when I sort data by column B, the references contained in column A aren't adjusted to refer to their new row number.

                12 votes
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                • Ability to decrease Excel Table Size in Excel Online

                  Right now, Excel Tables can only be increased in size in Excel Online (adding rows or columns) by selecting the table and dragging the corner downward or to the right. Strangely, the table size cannot be decreased by dragging left or up. This contrast to having the ability to decrease the table size by dragging in both Excel Desktop and on the IPad Excel App. It would be great to have similar behavior for re-sizing the table on all three platforms (Excel Desktop, Excel Online, and IPad App). The add-in I am writing depends on Excel Tables having this functionality…

                  12 votes
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                  • Add ctrl+click to select multiple cells on Excel Online

                    I can not select multiple cells on excel online by pressing CTRL and clicking on multimple cells.

                    This is a basic function that prevents people from using the online version.

                    11 votes
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                    • Custom sort options. The current sort options are extremely limited.

                      Mirror the sort options on the client version. The current sort options online are extremely limited.

                      9 votes
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                      • 8 votes
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                        • Cell Count Information

                          Please add the information readily available; on the desktop version, when you filter or select a number of cells or columns, Excel tells you at the bottom how many cells there are available and you do not have to select manually to find this information. In this current version online, it appears you have to manually select to see how many columns you have available after filtering. If I have one that filters to a few hundreds...that's still a LOT of work to do to select all the cells before you are given a count. Please add this functionality to…

                          8 votes
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                          • Excel Online Insert Document Attachment

                            Need to be able to insert attachments to a cell in Excel, much like on the program Smartsheet. Thanks

                            7 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • filter using multiple

                              One have the ability to filter the data using multiple columns.

                              7 votes
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                              • Can you please add sort range to Excel Online, It is something that is necessary to sorting data.

                                Can you please add sort range to Excel Online, It is something that is necessary to sorting data.

                                7 votes
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                                • Is there any method to perform "filter and sort by colors" in a table?

                                  Is there any method to perform "filter and sort by colors" in the following table?
                                  Actually, I have already waited for many years about the "sort and filter by colors" function. Why is there not any improvement about such basic function?

                                  5 votes
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                                  • You must have FILTER as an online option. Google has it. People won't use One Drive for editing docs if you don't

                                    your online version of excel states

                                    NOTE: In Excel Online, you can sort only a single column ascending (A to Z) or descending (Z to A); multi-column and custom sorting aren't supported yet

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Filter data in a range or table

                                      Hi unable to find filter data in online excel add this option

                                      5 votes
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                                      • 5 votes
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                                        • quick search sheet

                                          I don' know if its exit or not but i recommend searching bar to quickly search any sheet. im now working on 28 sheet and it give me a hard time to search for it

                                          4 votes
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