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  1. 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…

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    • Power Query Advanced Editor and Formula Bar Intellisense

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

      4 votes
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      • Enable self-contained/standalone data model

        Allow the data model to function independently of external data connections without having to embed the source data for the model in Excel worksheets. This enables use cases where a single Excel workbook can be completely portable and self-contained even if the user does not have access to the external data sources used to populate the data model. The only way to do that now is to distribute multiple files (e.g., the workbook with the data model and data source file[s]) or to embed the data in Excel worksheets, which effectively means it gets stored twice (i.e., in the sheet…

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        • Pivot Table Ability to: Count Distinct values of a field & Add a Calculated Field / Item in the same Pivot Table

          I encountered an issue today & had to create a workaround.

          I wanted to count the unique "Item ID's" in the Pivot Table, so I had to select "Add this data to the Data Model" to do so. The only problem is, when you select that option, I loose the ability to add a Calculated field off of that Unique Count in the Pivot Table (all of those options are grayed out). It seems like you have to choose one ability over the other, when I needed to do both. This seems like it would be exceedingly valuable, as many…

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          • Pivot Table Slicer Report Connection select/unselect all option

            Hi,
            Sometimes we have too many pivot tables and when we want to connect these tables into one slicer in report connections window we need to select each pivot table name one by one.

            My recommendation is on the top of the report connection window, there should be select all/unselect all option box.

            Thanks

            3 votes
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            • Better overwiew of elements in PivotTable Fields

              Define "Dimension groups" in the PivotTable Field View manually

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              • Histogram from a pivot table

                I should be able to create a histogram from a pivot table and this should update whenever values in the pivot are changed/updated

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                • Include Power Pivot in ALL versions of Excel 2016 - not just certain subscriptions or perpetual licenses

                  It doesn't make senses that Power View and Power Query are included in all Excel versions but Power Pivot is excluded from many popular subscription and perpetual license options. Power Pivot should be available for all versions of Excel 2016.

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                  • Disable automatic detection of PowerPivot relationships

                    A common pattern in PowerPivot/PowerBI development is to create tables with no relationships to other tables. E.g. for storing parameters or for organising Measures.

                    However, in Excel 2016, we constantly get a yellow warning in the pivot table field list that "relationships between tables may be needed". This message reappears, even when I close the warning.

                    This behavious is really annoying and makes for a bad user experience. In older versions of Excel, it was possible to turn this off.

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                    • Allow us to filter slicers

                      I use Excel for connecting to tabular data models to create pivot tables with slicers. Our clients do not want to see blank slicer buttons or slicer options that are no longer valid (ie, a medical office location closed several years ago, but that data is still in our database to maintain historical scores). I have seen in PowerView that we can filter the slicer options to only display the ones you want. Would be great to have this in the desktop version of Excel. Thanks!

                      3 votes
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                      • 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.

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                        • Allow refreshing Power Query data with the ability to provide credentials using VBA

                          Imagine how great it would be if we could connect to web pages and services using power query, and provide the credentials in a protected mode in VBA, this will allow for uncountable applications of sharing information with others.
                          The case now is you can connect to services and web pages and provide your credentials to power query, but when you send it to somebody, Excel (power query) asks for these credentials, many times you can not provide it to those people.
                          so creating a refresh button that updates the data and seamlessly provide the credentials, and protecting the VBA…

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                          • pivot tables header

                            Pivot tables should be able to cope with columns without headings in the same way as BI/Power Pivot does e.g. by adding generated names called Column_X or whatever. It is a real annoyance having to go through downloaded data which included blank separator columns either deleting the columns or adding fake names just to get them to work.

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                            • Information / data entered in new columns against pivot table can be refreshed back to datasource

                              I have a huge data source (rawdata) for which I have created pivot table. I was updating inference/notes in 2-3 additional columns (next to total column) against each row of pivot table. It would be great if I get a facility where the additional columns gets refreshed in source data sheet against the applicable rows - with additional column tittles added as new columns and the notes updated against applicable rows. This would allow me to simplify my action/notes to be updated only for pivot table and not to do the same for big data source.

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                              • Pivot Table Overlapping Error

                                Please develop the dialogue / call out from simply stating 'A pivot table cannot overlap another pivot table' so that you are actually provided with a sheet and / or cell reference where an overlap is trying to occur.

                                If you have a large workbook / multiple sheets with many pivot tables it can be difficult to find the source of an overlap.

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                                • Add Filter to Pivot table

                                  In Excel 2016 I can no longer add a filter to the pivot table. I would like to be able to filter on more than just the Rows; I need to be able to filer on the values or columns as well. In previous Excel versions I could highlight the row above the pivot table and select all of the pivot data and apply a filter. In Excel 2016, this functionality is blocked and the Filter option is grayed out. Please bring back the ability to filter on columns and values.

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                                      • Pivot field number format - allow selection from cell styles

                                        when using Number Format, in Value Field Settings on field in pivot table, allow selection from Cell Styles - this helps keep consistent styles across the workbook, and easy update of style to be applied to all pivot fields using that style.

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                                        • Dependent filters in Pivot tables

                                          Have Pivot table filters cross filter each other like slicers can. With multiple filters on a Pivot table making a selection on one filter the choices in the next filter should only have values that still have data. An example would be if a Pivot table with sales data and filters for regions and districts. After selecting a region the district filter should only show districts related to the selected region.

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