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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

Allow users to control the order of items in the sunburst chart.

I'm using a sunburst chart to convey status, and visually it would be nice to have the chart in the same order as the items I want to talk about them, so the discussion flows clockwise around the wheel. Having an option for the layout to follow the order in the excel list would be wonderful

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Richard Rundle shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Accepting Votes  ·  Scott Ruble (PM MSFT) responded  · 

Thanks for the feedback. This is an interesting idea. We’ll consider it in our next round of planning. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

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Scott [MSFT]

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    An "interesting idea"? It's pretty basic functionality for a sunburst chart! How hard is to change that? Amazed this hasn't been fixed. If you are look at months/ quarters data then it is really not helpful for instance. Maybe the reason there has been less votes on this, is that no-one bothers to use sunburst very often as it is very versatile or useful.

  • Michael Terning commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any news? Dear I hope for an improved sunburst in 2019 regarding this issue in?

    I've been waiting for a update ragarding this issue for the last year or so..
    With 92 wotes i don't think this issue will have any priority for a long time.
    Need to start a campaign to get those wotes up..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What is the status of this request? The initial is 2 years old and I'd love to hear that this has since been made available... or is expected in a near term release! PS - I don't see anything that indicates this has been done for excel users yet... I'm in total agreement with everyone looking for this capability.

  • Alice Stapleton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes yes yes! I want my data to be symmetrical on the wheel. This would be incredibly helpful! Thank you for working this in to Excel's next release.

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Needs ability for user to place in sequence/user defined order....need ability for text to break as user defined by char and not have text auto-scale for uniformity/read-ability....needs ability to follow sequence user used to define the data, otherwise this chart is subpar.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree; this would be an essential feature and greatly increase the value and utility of the sunburst chart.

  • Hoevi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think, both versions of sort may be useful: sorted by value descending and in the order of the original data list.

  • PAF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely need this option, and possibly options for direction of text to be consistent throughout the chart. LOVE this chart

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I noted the need for this immediately- need to keep dates in sequence, be able to identify cyclical patterns

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with all of the comments here. Need the ability to keep data in spreadsheet order and callouts if labels don't fit in the slice!

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