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  1. Select Pivot Table by name

    I would like to have the possibility to select a PivotTable by name.

    In a PivotTable chart, the source tells you what is the PivotTable name but then, you have so select all your PivotTables one by one to find the correct PivotTable.
    So if you can add a tool that is able to select a PivotTable by name, it will save a lot of time.

    Thanks

    10 votes
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  2. Expand Pivot Tables without overwriting existing data beneath or to the right of table

    With all the queries on the internet, we assume there is no built-in option to prevent pivot tables from overwriting data beneath the table during refresh and expansion. Is that correct?

    Given that Excel has options for 'inserting' rows, why in the world would Microsoft NOT provide a pivot table expansion/contraction option for inserting or deleting rows from within the refreshed table without overwriting data beneath or to the right of the table?

    It is also interesting that inserting rows into a regular Excel table, using the TAB key in the last row, can add rows by expanding the table…

    14 votes
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  3. Bug: wrong data from OLAP source

    Incorrect values of dimension in pivot table sourced on OLAP cube (Microsoft SSAS 11.0.5569.0). The latest version without that bug is 16.0.6001.1068. Obviously we don’t know exact source of this bug, but most of the issues we discovered were on complex pivot tables with many attributes, partially displayed dimension’s hierarchy and without subtotals. Example of this bug occurring is in attached file ExcelBug. There are 2 exactly the same pivot tables (the table on the right hand side is basically copy of the table on the left hand side). After removing “Grand Total” on the table on the right hand…

    16 votes
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  4. Sort Pivot Tables based on multiple columns

    I want to be able to sort various values I have selected in my Pivot table in addition to the rows and columns.

    For example, in a pivot table representing code coverage, I have class and function as my rows, for my values I have lines of code and the percentage of code touched. In order to see where I should best focus my efforts, I want to see the functions with the most lines of code and the least code coverage, so I want to sort first by LoC (descending) and then by coverage percentage (ascending).

    This doesn't appear…

    4 votes
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  5. Allow slicers on protected sheets to be USED but not edited

    When we protect a worksheet, we can choose whether to edit objects.

    ...If we uncheck this box, slicers can't be used. They become useless decoration.

    ...If we check this box, slicers and all other objects on the sheet, can be selected, moved, resized, and deleted.

    Please allows us to protect our objects while also allowing us to use our slicers.

    2 votes
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  6. Better Support for Analysis Services Tabular

    It's about time to improve support for SSAS Tabular:
    1. Auto-generate DAX
    2. Avoid splitting a table into a "measure group" and "dimension". See how PBI Desktop handles metadata.
    3. Carry over data types so that users can create reports, such as show me invoices where Due Date is greater than ... Currently, all dimension table fields map to Text.
    4. Many customers have expressed interest to connect Excel tables directly to Tabular, bypassing Pivot Table, so they can use the column dropdowns and other Excel goodness.
    5. Support descriptions as tooltips when the user hovers on a field in…

    63 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. remove automatic grouping

    I don't like that the PivotTable automatically does time grouping. I want to make the choice to group, not have it done for me. 9 times out of 10 I don't want it grouped.

    1 vote
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  9. Please include power pivot in O365 Business

    Please include Power Pivot in O365 Business

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  10. be able to sort pivot fields when im using it like filter not only when im using it like rows

    be able to sort pivot fields when im using it like filter not only when im using it like rows

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  11. Pivot table case sensitive fields

    In Pivot Table field settings let the user choose the option "Case Sensitive", which will separate rows (or columns) that are grouped together because of the way Pivot Table deal with text fields.
    It is most important for Salesforce users that retrieve objects ID's which are case sensitive (in their 15 characters mode).

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  12. slicer red x

    FIX SLICER RED X ON FILTER
    Since upgrading to Office 365, all my slicers now have red X on the filter button, regardless of any filtering. In 2016, the X turned red only when the slicer was filtered, otherwise it was greyed out. Now, in 365, ALL slicers ALWAYS have a red x. No way of scanning quickly to see which slicers are filtered. They all LOOK like they are filtered, whether they are or not.

    1 vote
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  13. Combined Slicers

    Having a lot of slicers gets messy and they take up a lot of room. It would be nice if there were an option to have all slicers live in one slicer window, with a dropdown or tabs at the top to select which slicer to view.

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  14. Change the sum function to subtraction

    Today when a pivot table is made and we ask you to add a total on some level, the excel adds. You could have an option to change the sum function to subtraction. For exemple I would like to substraction two lines, today I made de pivot tables, copy and paste the table and I add a substracion at the line subtotal.

    1 vote
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  15. Pivot Table Management

    It would be nice to have a way to manage multiple pivot tables similar to the way the name manager works, with a possible error log, in the case of overlapping or missing source data

    4 votes
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  16. Allow me to create Pivot Table Items based on values of Columns

    I have a charge number for a project that has the same prefix for all elements in CLIN 000x (0001, 0002, 0003, 0004) and want to do some Grouping on those.

    No problem, I can create groups easily in the Pivot Table. I could create a column in my data. Modifying the data, as we all know, is tiresome.

    Initially, I used the Excel Group feature to Consolidate everything into ChargeNumber2 as a value I could use in my ROWS or COLUMNS. However, I want to do some MATH against that group which doesn't happen because the grouping doesn't actually…

    1 vote
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  17. Power Query Advanced Editor and Formula Bar Intellisense

    Add intellisense to the advanced editor and the formula bar for the Power Query M-Code.

    42 votes
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  18. pivot table show details

    If I have to connect some variables from a fact table to a calendar table using inactive relations (via USERELATIONSHIP in powerpivot), when I build an excel pivot table and I want to drill down using "show details" feature, the data is incorrect, because it only takes in consideration the active relation (forcing me to build two calendar tables to keep correct data in "show details" generated sheet).
    How is that possible? Thousand of users around the world uses this feature and it's not acceptable that a powerful and useful tool like Excel doesn't consider that... or am I wrong?

    2 votes
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  19. Distinct Count in Pivot Tables

    I wanted to group values in pivot tables, but also do a distinct count. Pivot table doesn't allow you to do both. Can someone please provide an update excel to perform this feature.

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  20. pivotchart - (1) sometimes I only want to chart one or two of the columns but that forces me to update my table which affects other results

    it would be good if when you run a pivot chart based on a pivot table you can drop a column of data from the chart without affecting base table. I use the pivot chart to summarise a number of variables but I want the chart to only show one or two of the variables.

    Also when displaying data I like to use more than one pivot table, however you then have to update filters separately. it would be good if filters can be linked on more than one table so that they only need to be updated once. (I…

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