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  1. Display pivot table headers in the columns headers

    With the tables, if the header is not visible, Excel displays the headers of the table in the columns headers (see the picture attached)

    It will be great to have the same behaviour with the pivot tables

    58 votes

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    0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Bring Power Pivot closer to Power BI Desktop Functionality

    Development for Power Pivot for Excel seems to have stopped around 2016. TREATAS got added as a DAX function that works, but it never got added to Intellisense, and that was nearly 3 years ago.

    Today, the two measure editors (still no idea why there are different ones) are a very VERY poor substitute for the fantastic DAX editor in Power BI Desktop. It is a real pain to properly tab and indent in the Excel Measure editor(s).

    In the last year there have been about a dozen new DAX functions and several updated functions per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/new-dax-functions but NONE of…

    119 votes

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    8 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    41 votes

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    4 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    54 votes

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    12 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make slicers visible "On Demand".

    Allow the user to configure if the slicer is always in view or pops up on-demand. Activation/visibility could be triggered by selecting a visible report filter field or pivot table column header. Alternately, a report filter field could be configured to pop-up a slicer instead of, or in addition to the normal selection box. Another alternate would be to have report filter field style boxes independent of the pivot table range which would pop-up the slicer when selected. Lastly, a slicer selection panel could be added with a list of parameters to choose which would cause the slicer to pop-up

    54 votes

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    4 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hmm.. interesting thought, and I can see how useful this could be!

    Hmm.. interesting thought, and I can see how useful this could be!Others that haven’t yet registered their vote for the item, please do so to help us understand the relative value of this item vs. the others on our backlog.

    Hmm.. interesting thought, and I can see how useful this could be!Others that haven’t yet registered their vote for the item, please do so to help us understand the relative value of this item vs. the others on our backlog.Thanks for the suggestion & the votes!

    Hmm.. interesting thought, and I can see how useful this could be!Others that haven’t yet registered their vote for the item, please do so to help us understand the relative value of this item vs. the others on our backlog.Thanks for the suggestion & the votes!Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

  6. Make quick measures like in Power BI available in Excel as well

    In Power BI we can easily create quick measures: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/quick-measures-preview/
    This makes it so much easier for newbies or occasional users to adopt the new technologies, so please add in Excel as well.

    58 votes

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    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Imke & others,

    Thanks for logging this suggestion and voting on it. Yes indeed this would be very useful to make it easier and quicker.

    For those that’d like to get this done, please be sure to register your vote to help us prioritize against out backlog.

    thanks

    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

  7. Add ability to collapse field areas in PivotTable Field and Area Side by Side view

    With the ability/normal experience of creating many DAX measures in Power Pivot, the Values area of the PivotTable design is now too small to use effectively. Since the Values area only shows about 4 rows it's really difficult to organize fields correctly when try to drag fields around if you've got 10 or more fields in your Values area. (not at all uncommon for Power Pivot users, although certainly not restricted to them.)

    With the introduction of slicers, however, we also tend to use the Report Filter area less, and don't usually add as many fields to the row/column areas.

    485 votes

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    12 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Ken,

    Thanks for logging this one, and thanks to others for voting this up.. We’ve actually had this on our list to get to for some time and have been balancing doing this against other… The more the community helps us rank it higher, the better the signal on overall importance… so, for those that haven’t voted for this but want it, do vote!

    thanks
    ash [MS XL]

  8. Create DAX calculated measures in Excel for SSAS Tabular

    Enable writing measures in DAX in a pivot table connected to Tabular or Power Pivot.
    In practice, it would be enough to enable a choice between MDX and DAX in the "New Calculated Measure" dialog box and use the following syntax for creating a DAX measure instead of an MDX member in measures…

    CREATE SESSION MEASURE [Model].Sales[My Sales 2] = SUMX ( Sales, Sales[Quantity] * Sales[Unit Price] /5 )

    I received this requests from several enterprise customers, but I think it's useful to any data analyst accessing tabular models (but you should be able to write DAX measures also for…

    192 votes

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  9. Pivot Table Default Number Formatting

    When a field is added to the values area the number formatting should default to the number formatting of the field in the source data. Every time a field is added to the values area, the user has to change the number format. It defaults to General, which is ugly. Most of the time the user will change the formatting to something similar to how the number is formatted in the source data. This feature would save users a lot of time.

    133 votes

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    17 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for submitting this. It’s a very good idea, and we’re considering ways in which this might be implemented. Please keep the votes coming, so we can see just how useful this would be, and properly prioritize this against other potential features work.

  10. slicer search

    Adding a search box to a slicer (similar to that of a filter) would be very useful for slicers with several hundred possible selections. It would be useful if the multiselect feature could also be incorporated

    47 votes

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    6 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are looking at a variety of improvements for slicers in conjunction with adding slicer functionality (and improving PivotTables) for Excel on the web. Search is one of the features we’re interested in adding. Please keep the votes coming so we can properly prioritize this work.

  11. Include Median in Pivot Table Value Field Settings

    Current summarization options include count, sum, average, min, max, etc., but median is not available.

    268 votes

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    25 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve just merged two items that were both requests for the Median function in PivotTables. One had been for Windows, the other for Mac. When we get to this, we should actually make the addition on all platforms including Windows, Mac, Web, and others.

  12. Allow the pivottable to not aggregate data (e.g. show values)

    I need to create a matrix in Excel that doesn't aggregate (e.g. Sum/Count) values. The question of how to do this has been asked dozens of times online over the last couple of years, but still there is no solution. Can Excel therefore produce a plain matrix, or allow pivottables to output plain (unmodified) values from the data field list?

    62 votes

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  13. Auto Refresh Data for Pivot Tables

    I was there was an option to auto refresh pivot tables when data is changed in the referencing data table. I am trying to move massive tabular spreadsheets which rely on cross linking formulas across several worksheets to data tables which leverage pivot tables to produce the data. The data in the data tables can change very frequently and my team need to see the totals (pivot tables) in real time. The only way to do this right now is with VBA macros which isnt reliable it seems.

    27 votes

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