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  1. 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)…

    11 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…

      7 votes
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        3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        16 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 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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            • 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…

              4 votes
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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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                • 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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                  • Bring Back PowerPivot "Linked to Excel" Indicator

                    Until recently, there was an indicator preceding the table name of a PowerPivot table that had an Excel table as its source. Please bring back this important indicator! It is now a mystery when looking at tables as to the relationship between the PowerPivot table and its source in Excel.

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                      • Add in custom formulae for pivot tables

                        It would be really great if there could be a larger selection summarise options for the value field. Maybe even the ability to add in custom formulae? Things that I am interested in are standard error or maybe even confidence intervals (with variable % input options). I've found working with large data sets is great with pivot tables but becomes cumbersome in statistical packages and so this addition would be a great help.

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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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                          • Change source

                            Thanks for adding this in the recent update but it doesn't seem to be available in VBA. We need a Query.Source read/write property to duplicate user functionality in VBA

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                            • Auto refresh Pivot table with change in Source data

                              Please add a user controlled feature(radio buttons) to automatically refresh the pivot table with change in Source data.

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                              • Disable Auto-refresh in Pivot-Tables

                                While connected to a big Tabular Model, please make disabling auto-refresh possible. After each slicer and/or filter selection you have to wait a specific amount of time depending on the tabular model. This is not convenient for end users.

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                                • More information for Err: "A PivotTable Report cannot overlap another PivotTable Report"

                                  More information for Err: "A PivotTable Report cannot overlap another PivotTable Report".

                                  I had multi PivotTable share the same data source in a single worksheet.
                                  This error had little meaning for me to find out which PivotTable having problem.

                                  Please improve the error message and advice which PivotTable cause this problem.

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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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                                    • DAX 100% Parity with Power BI Desktop

                                      Maintain a policy of 100% feature parity for DAX expressions (availability, compatibility, etc.) between Excel and Power BI, so that Excel professionals can be confident their knowledge and skills apply equally to both products with respect to DAX.

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                                      • Data Model 100% Feature Parity with Power BI Desktop

                                        Maintain a policy of 100% feature parity for Data Model feature between Excel and Power BI, so that Excel professionals can be confident their knowledge and skills apply equally to both products with respect to the Data Model features.

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                                        • Collapse all lower level fields by default when adding or removing field at a higher level

                                          Ppowerpivot update is slow when adding or removing fields to pivot rows. This is probably because of too many calculations are performed when a field is added or removed at a higher level. For example, I have 5 fields on row area (say 10 Department, 100 Subgroups, 1000 Cost centers, 20 GL Account and 200 unique comments on variance). If I remove top field (department field in this example), all lower level fields are fully expended and calculated. It takes a lot of time to update.

                                          However, If I remove/add a field from bottom with higher level fields fully collapsed,…

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