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  1. 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…

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    • 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.

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        • 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…

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          • Power Pivot Option in Excel app of Home & Business 2016 version

            I purchased the office home & business 2016 for PC version. The idea was to learn features like power pivot/Power queryl. but to my dismay this version of the excel does not have this feature in built. Isn't this supposed to be a standard feature

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            • Allow dates to display un-grouped by default

              Make a setting to allow dates to display un-grouped by default. Currently when you add dates to the pivot table fields it creates the quarter, month, year deal and you have to right click and ungroup. I see the usefulness of both ways but ungrouped is used far more by some users.

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              • Refresh All for Pivots and data connections should have a way to set up the order of update

                Refresh All for Pivots and data connections should have a way to set up the order - at least how it progresses from tab to tab, or from top to down on a sheet. Right now, it seems like a black hole on which pivot/tab is getting updated first and which one is last if I have a workbook with 10 tabs and close to 30 pivots and few data connections. I do not see a way to either set an order or find the order in which Refresh All is working.

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                • Add the ability to run percentiles in pivot tables

                  I see a request already to add the ability to run medians in pivot tables--would love to be able to do this, and also to run other percentiles.

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                  • Remember collapsing state of folders of queries in Power Query

                    In the current version all the folders are open when you launch PQ. It would be useful if PQ would remember their stat at the moment of last closing PQ window.

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                    • Add Roles to Power Pivot

                      Currently, the "roles" functionality, which enables row-level security, is available in tabular data models and Power BI desktop. I would like to use this feature in Power Pivot. To elaborate, I'd like to load a full data set, and have Power Pivot filter the data model shown to the current user, based on their security profile. I can set this fairly quickly in Power BI Desktop, not sure why it isn't an option for Power Pivot.

                      3 votes
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                        • PIVOT TABLE design inconsistent - usually in lower portion of table

                          PIVOT TABLE design is inconsistent throughout the Table -
                          Usually in lower portion of table, design is not in effect anymore (eg.Highlight, Formats)

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                          • convert pivot table to range with formula totals

                            Allow a Pivot Table to be exported/converted to a range with Subtotals and Grand Totals running. Allows users to manipulate further from data crunched via PT - often you can't share full workbook and cumbersome to replicate in range user can interact with.

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                            • Tooltips support for SSAS Tabular

                              Support descriptions which are a saved property in an SSAS Tabular model as tooltips when the user hovers on a field in the Field List. This is the way PowerBI works and would allow model developers to provide explanations of measures or dimensions to users in the field list. In effect, this would allow to Tabular model to be self documenting.

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                              • sort out protection for power pivot tables

                                with a power pivot table one obviously wants users to be able to do certain fairly fundamental things like sorting the data if the filter button is available or refreshing the data (which will insert and delete rows and columns, but not play around with its format or the values.

                                But the protection options available on the worksheet are too limited.
                                There needs to be an option to protect the sheet but allow tables to be refreshed and sorted.

                                This was a bit of a pain when this was not available with oldfashioned pivot tables, but with the use of…

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                                • power pivot output to combo boxes and listboxes

                                  Could we have the output from a single-column power pivot directly available to a combo box or list box (either a form control or a vba control)? It would save having to go via a table in a hidden worksheet (which has all sorts of problems keeping a vba listbox in sync with it) and make the combobox/listbox so much more flexible.

                                  A more complex step along the same lines would be to allow the output directly into a dropdown list created in Data Validation.

                                  You would need an auto-refresh option on these, as otherwise these could get out of…

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                                  • Slider slicer

                                    Can we have the option of having a Slider slicer, sometime the buttons take too much room, or make little sense if you have numbers as your slicer options.

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                                    • It would like to be able to e-mail the results of a Pivot table to the relevant person/org without showing other organization's data.

                                      Working at a SELPA, I have lots of private information that each school needs. I would like to automate the monthly mailing of their information - and only their information - so I don't have to separate it and make a new worksheet for each person, and then e-mail it.

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                                      • Bug: Fix the ability to pre-determine a value placed in a "blank" cell. This is the "For empty cells show:" option

                                        Fix the ability to pre-determine a value placed in an empty cell. This is the "For empty cells show:" option on the PivotTable Layout and Format tab. Having the word "blank" show up is a crazy maker. I am using the work around of conditional formatting (;;;) but the software should work as designed.

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                                        • Power Pivot to show real target values, incl. the %limits

                                          In a PivotTable, KPI measures have three components: value, status and target. But the target, in case of calculated targets, shows the same value as the measure that is used as basis for the target while in most cases there are limits set. E.g. green color when actual value >= 110% of measure [Same Period Last Year].

                                          So the PivotTable should show the 110% * [Same Period Last Year] measure value, incl. the limit of 110% otherwise we can add just as well the measure [Same Period Last Year] as there is no difference between the KPI Target and the…

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