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  1. 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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  2. timeline slicer - hide items with no data

    For "regular" slicers, there is an option to either visually indicate items with no data, or hide items with no data. For timeline slicers, no such option exists. It would be nice if the timeline slicer would gray out years/quarter/months that are not in the underlying data set.

    2 votes
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  3. 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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  4. PivotTables should respect Sets order for interspersed Total Columns

    The Sets interface allows the setting of column orders, including interspersing "All" value columns. However, the PivotTable ignores ordering for "All" valued columns and always locates them at the end of the table. If the PivotTables respected this ordering it would greatly increase to user's ability choose how they want their data displayed.

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. Group in pivot table for non Gregorian date

    i used hijiri date in database
    in pivot table i can not use group in higiry date in pivot table by month or week

    2 votes
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  7. 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.

    4 votes
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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. 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

    2 votes
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  10. Ability to lock moving and resizing of TimeLines

    Currently it is not possible to create a Timeline that can be interacted with by the user, but not moved or resized. For the Slicer, the option "Disable resizing and moving" is available. For the TImeline however, this option is permanently greyed out rendering the method impossible. I've searched for countless of hours and the only responses from Microsoft support have been "That is not possible, sry". It just doesn't make sense that you can do it with Slicers but not with Timelines. Please fix this.

    11 votes
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  11. Update the online documentation so it is correct

    The Power query M formula language reference at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerquery-m/power-query-m-reference is misleading.

    It includes a number of functions e.g. Hmtl.Table which if used in a Power Pivot Query cause an error. What the manual does not say is that these can only be used in queries originating in BI not queries originating in Excel.

    I wasted a lot of time wondering why my queries did not work before somebody told me this.

    Please go through the function reference making clear what works with Excel and what does not.

    2 votes
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  12. 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.

    3 votes
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  13. power query load to table auto name tabs with query name

    When you create a query and load to a table, automatically name the tab with the name of the query. This could be a configurable option to check box in either query settings or in the options section.

    3 votes
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  14. 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.

    23 votes
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  15. Sort Pivot when you have "difference from % value" - this field is so useful to show YOY growth, but you can't then sort high low....

    Sort Pivot when you have "difference from % value" - this field is so useful to show YOY growth, but you can't then sort high low....
    Currently you get an error message:
    "AutoSort and SutoShow can't be used with custom calculations that use positional references"

    I love Pivots, they really save the day when you don't have good reporting tools/software, but this really drives me crazy - that I can't use the in built Pivot options to add a field showing growth from a previous measure - eg Year or Month, And... sort by descending or ascending...

    Eg I want…

    4 votes
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  16. Link Pivot Table Timeline slicers with data slicers

    I use pivot tables with "normal" slicers and with timeline slicers.
    If you add two normal data slicers they interact with each other in that if you make a selection in one slicer it filters the possible attributes in the second slicer.
    If you use a timeline slicer and select a given period, this does not filter the normal slicers to show only valid attributes for that period and vice versa.
    I want to be able to select a time period and for the slicers to only show attributes which have a value in that period. At the moment I…

    3 votes
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  17. 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…

    2 votes
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  18. Add Grand Totals on Stacked Column/Bar Pivot Charts

    MOST of the time I do a Pivot Chart using stacked columns, I want to be able to see a Total for the entire stack. It should be a very simple, intuitive way to do it, but seems like a huge workaround for something that should be a given. Either as Data Labels or as an option to add the Grand Totals as a series to the PC.

    7 votes
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  19. Pivot table format division wise colouring and Merge centre

    On pivot table, a new format can be include to show a report in column and row.
    For eg: when a pivot report prepared for country/state wise, eg. India should be in Merge-center & its states should be in below row;

         India          
    

    TN KER KAR AP

    2 votes
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  20. Pivot table-change multiple value fields at once

    Allow user to change multiple value field settings (example multiple columns to sum) at one time. Would be even better if it could be done like right clicking to format cells.

    6 votes
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