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  1. NULL Worksheet Function

    This request is to add a new function, =NULL(), which returns "blank" or null, forcing the cell to act as if it truly is empty; not a cell with an empty text string "" or 0.

    67 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open multiple spreadsheets/workbooks within one instance of Excel 2016.

      Why was this discontinued? I hate that every workbook I open is now in its own instance of Excel. Such a waste of space and performance. Please bring this feature back!

      18 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Put the color back in the Quick Access icons. The 2016 icon are impossible to decipher.

        Put the color back in the Quick Access icons. The 2016 icon are impossible to decipher. The white theme is too bright. Please fix this awful problem. I am an accountant and I must use Excel desktop due to the size of my files. Your GIANT step backwards in icons is incomprehensible. Please give us a theme with the 2010 Excel colors and excellent definition.

        14 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Amazon Redshift Connector

          Creation of an Amazon Redshift Connector for Power Query that is similar to Power BI.

          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-connect-redshift/

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Drag and Drop Chart Elements

            Rather than fiddling around with various settings in a chart (such as moving the chart axis from the top to the bottom after reversing category order on a bar chart, or repositioning the chart title, or moving a legend, or changing the order of legend entries, etc.), why not give us a drag-and-drop UI for chart elements?

            21 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Paste Special - Add a numeric field when using one operation

              Via the Paste Special we can operate on a range of values. However, to do, for instance, a multiplication, we first need to use a cell for it. As an option I would like to see that we can instead add a number to the Paste Special dialog as the attached screen shot shows.

              41 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Real-Time Co-Authoring for Excel Desktop

                Hi,

                Could you please give us an update on when Real-Time Co-Authoring for Excel Desktop will be available?

                There are many businesses who have been patiently waiting for this for years.

                The feature work brilliantly on Word, so we know you have the ability to do a great job of it!

                I know it is available on Excel Online, but this can be slow and cumbersome - and not really suitable for many of the larger and more complex spreadsheets that we use.

                Any update on the progress, or an ETA on when it will be available will be much…

                8 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • The 'tab bar' should be mouse wheel scrollable like the 'ribbon bar'

                  The 'tab bar' should be mouse wheel scrollable like the 'ribbon bar'

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improvement suggestion for handling single quotes in csv filenames

                    Hi there,

                    first, I was a unsure, if I had to post the following into the category "Application error" or "Opening and saving files". As Excel produces a file repair, I opted for the category "Application error". Hope, this is the right one.

                    If you open a CSV file in Excel, then the sheet name is set to the CSV filename. For example if the CSV filename is Orders.csv, then the sheet name becomes Orders. You can then save the CSV file as XLSX file for getting full Excel functionality. All fine here.

                    Now, Excel does not allow all characters…

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Be able to protect Power Query with password

                      Now any user can edit and change Power Query connections, it would be very interesting to be able to protect Power Queries with a password.

                      Thanks

                      98 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • OR function within the SUMIFS function

                        I would love to have OR function within the SUMIFS function so if it meet either of two (or more) criterias it will be true.

                        3 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • vba userforms

                          Please provide more controls on forms to improve its look and feel. 3D effects, animations on buttons, table formatting in text boxes, etc

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Put CHANGE CASE in Excel! Please!

                            Put CHANGE CASE in Excel! Please!

                            2 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PROVIDE OFFLINE HELP!!!

                              DEAR MICROSOFT TEAM, PLEASE DON'T BE AN IDIOT BY TELLING US THAT GOING ONLINE MEANS TO DELIVER BETTER CONTENT!!!

                              NO MATTER HOW GRACIOUS GOOD YOUR CONTENT IT WILL BE NEVER DELIVERED TO US WITHOUT INTERNET OR AREA WHERE THERE IS NO INTERNET ACCESS!!!

                              10 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Data Validation (List) in locked cells

                                To prevent a user overwriting data validation with copy and paste. if I use locked cells and Protect the sheet, the Data Validation drop down doesn't work. All a function within "Protect Sheet" options, for "Allow Data Validation" please.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add "YYYYMMDD" to text that DateValue() can convert to a date

                                  A lot of systems keep dates in YYYYMMDD format and when extracting text, it would be nice to wrap that in a DateValue() function to convert to date. Fortunately Date.FromText() in PowerQuery/M Language does this, but =DATEVALUE() should too.

                                  3 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "Blank" option to the top of the excel filter options

                                    Is there a way to bring the "Blank" option to the top of the excel filter options as it is shown in the picture below.

                                    In 2010 version of the excel the "Blank" was on the top by default but it went back to the bottom of the list in the next revisions.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ctrl+i

                                      Unable to insert hyperlink using CTRL+i in the Norwegian version of Excel.
                                      CTRL+k is used for italic in the Norwegian version.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • update VBA

                                        It would have a couple of stages.
                                        Stage 1: Get Visual Studio features into the VBA development environment.
                                        Stage 2: Fully integrate VBA into Visual Studio.
                                        Stage 3: Continually improve VBA until it is a modern language.

                                        Notes:
                                        VBA is probably the most used programming language in the world.
                                        It has so many established users that MS could really get big brownie points by continually improving the experience for users and developers. Why it has stagnated for so long I have never understood.

                                        I have seen your response for the above posted previously and you are missing a major point.…

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ability to change border color of all existing borders in a selection

                                          I have formatted my spreadsheet with some cells having thick line borders, some having thin line, dotted lines, etc. I now want to change the color of ALL borders in a selection. I would like to be able to select an area, then choose "change border color" and select a color from the selector. All existing borders would then be changed to that color.

                                          9 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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