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  1. Slicers - Remove the selected criteria when a slicer is deleted

    Hi,
    Slicers are great tools to filter Table and PivotTable.
    But, when you apply a filter with a slicer and after you remove this slicer from your worksheet, the filter is still active. And it's a nightmare to find the slicer who get the filter.

    So, my suggestion, is to remove all the selections of a slicer when it is deleted.

    7 votes
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      2 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow to disable the auto-compile for every DAX change in Power Pivot

      The DAX compiler takes more than a minute to re-compile the model each time I modify the DAX code, or if I change the datatype of a measure.

      This is with "Manual Calculation Mode" set, which if not set would take even more time.

      Sometimes, I need to change many measures in a batch way and it is very painful to have to wait a good 1 minute between each changes.

      A way to pause the compiler and modify many measure would be such help.

      Currently, I have about 1000 measures. Assuming I would like to beautify them (code indentation)…

      18 votes
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        3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create Pivot Tables connected to DAX Native Provider

        Currently, Excel Pivot Tables connects to Analysis Services Tabular data models trough MSOLAP Provider which writes MDX queries back to Analysis Services.

        MS Excel should be able to use the same provider as Power BI and Power View and natively write DAX queries back to SSAS with enhanced query performance.

        Currently the only way to use DAX queries is to write a DAX query in the MDX query windows while importing data into Power Pivot, dramatically increasing the file size, duplicating the data into a new data model and having to recreate DAX measures available in SSAS into Power Pivot…

        9 votes
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          3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to have Refresh All actually refresh 'all'

          In Excel 13 & 16, I have not been able to get Data > Refresh All > Refresh All to actually refresh all the pivot tables, slicers and data (via PQ). It would be great to have an option where 'Refresh All' literally refreshes everything. Otherwise, you have to refresh the data, then go to each pivottable and refresh individually.

          4 votes
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          • Pivot Tables - Text Values

            Please add the ability to use text values (and Date values for that matter) in pivot tables. There are many instances where we have to use a "Table" instead of a pivot table, which eliminates grouping, just because our report has a couple of text columns that need to be shown at the detail level, but are fine to be excluded at the total/sub-total level.

            You would also need to add a new summary method of "none" for totals, grouping for the text values.

            1 vote
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            • Make slicers visible "On Demand".

              Allow the user to configure if the slicer is always in view or pops up on-demand. Activation/visibility could be triggered by selecting a visible report filter field or pivot table column header. Alternately, a report filter field could be configured to pop-up a slicer instead of, or in addition to the normal selection box. Another alternate would be to have report filter field style boxes independent of the pivot table range which would pop-up the slicer when selected. Lastly, a slicer selection panel could be added with a list of parameters to choose which would cause the slicer to pop-up

              18 votes
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              • Grouped Dates in multi day buckets should sort oldest to newest

                While Grouping Dates by Multi-Day Buckets, the system sorts by smallest to largest number in the month portion of a mm/dd/yyyy format... for example 9/1/2017 comes before 1/1/2017 because nine is larger...
                Excel should see the bucket as a date and order them appropriately.

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                  0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Could you include PowerPivot with ALL subscriptions and products? Excel 2016 should be Excel 2016. Period.

                  Could you include PowerPivot and analytics features with all subscriptions and products that include Excel? It's incredibly frustrating to suddenly realize you don't have the right version when you had no idea there would be a difference between Excel for ProPlus and Excel for Business Premium. I've now wasted about 2 hours of time (both mine and various support personnel), and even customer support didn't understand - they kept telling me I needed Excel 2016. Umm.. I have that. Just not the right one, apparently. Is restricting this add-in really benefiting the bottom line enough to justify the confusion?

                  4 votes
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                  • Power Query Schedule Queries

                    Would be great if you could schedule data connections/queries to refresh within an Excel file on a set schedule. Nightly, Weekly, recurring day/time each month, etc.

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • pivot table show details drill down

                      when you Double-click a field in the values area, the detail data that the value field is based on, is placed on a new worksheet.
                      If the pivot table is based on a large database (with 40 columns), the "drill down" detail list placed in the new worksheet will contain the “detail recordset” and will show all the 40 columns included in the original source.
                      Most of time It would be useful to show only details concerning the fields (database columns) added to the pivot table so if in my pivot table I have 3 fields (extracted from a 40…

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                        0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • pivot table style template

                        I find it very annoying that as users of what is a create tool, that we cannot add/replace the current global style template.

                        Instead we need to either use the copy and paste from an existing workbook that you create your custom style or some Macro magic.

                        This is not user friendly - on the face of it, it would seem like an easy win for Microsoft.

                        If you feel as I do please so vote

                        3 votes
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                        • Make quick measures like in Power BI available in Excel as well

                          In Power BI we can easily create quick measures: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/quick-measures-preview/
                          This makes it so much easier for newbies or occasional users to adopt the new technologies, so please add in Excel as well.

                          19 votes
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                          • Pivot Table sort by values over all if multiple row lable fields

                            Hi All,

                            I am looking for option if there is a option in Pivot Table to sort values over all ,if multiple row lable fields. it not needs to be sort with in multiple row lable.

                            Thanks in advance to vote for this idea.

                            2 votes
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                            • Add Search option to Manage Measure dialog box

                              When there are a lot of measures it is better to have search option instead of scrolling all list of measures

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                              • disable automatic grouping of dates and times

                                This issue is far from resolved. MS before closing this item consider that (arrogantly speaking for the community)
                                - auto grouping should be disabled by default
                                - should be configurable at the app level not workbook

                                Leave the item open for user community to comment against until such time that the manager that OK'd this has been burned at the stake for being so arrogant as to assume the general community wants/ed this.

                                It is hard enough to get people moving in the right direction with data without you making such transitions HARDER not easier. WYSIWYG, I asked for 1…

                                6 votes
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                                • Power Pivot PivotTable - Source Table Identification

                                  PROBLEM: From an Excel PivotTable where the data source is a Power Pivot data model, it is difficult to identify the source table for a particular field.

                                  SOLUTION: When a Power Pivot data model is the basis for an Excel PivotTable, include the table name in the Source Name: field of the Field Settings dialog. If I have more than one field named "Sales $" as shown in the attached image, I cannot tell which table "Sales $" is coming from without a bunch of effort in the PivotTable Fields dialog.

                                  Can you append the table name to the Source…

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                                  • date pivot

                                    Presently, when using a date field in PIVOT, Excel automatically group data in years, quarters and months. It would be extremely useful to also have a grouping in weeks, provided that somewhere you've the possibility to set the default week type, like the weeknum formula.
                                    The week grouping is useful, for instance, when you want to monitor sales by week, weekly production schedule, users call per week, etc.

                                    Thanks you.

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                                    • Excel for Mac

                                      Hi, I am an Excel 2016 Mac user. It would very useful to have in the Mac version the following commands: Power Pivot, Get and Transform. Even more, I think that it would be perfect if the Excel Mac version had the same features that Excel for Windows has.

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                                      • Include a step chart format for pivot charts

                                        There should be a step chart format for pivot table data/pivot charts. And/or maybe have a step chart option as one of the type of charts you can make in Excel. It would be most helpful in our engineering work to have something that accurately represents data without having to super manipulate it. Just have a button that can make a step chart happen!

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                                        • Pivottable allow value sorting for the "show values as" built-in calculations

                                          When you wish to create a difference table, I as I'm sure most do, use the show values as calculations (which are great time savers).

                                          However it's a massive pain, that these values cannot be sorted or filtered by.

                                          When I create such a table, I want to be able to show the biggest 10 or 20 movers (not the top 10 or 20 by the underlying number before using the built in calculation) sorted by highest to lowest or lowest to highest

                                          This is a basic requirement for proper analysis

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