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  1. Filter Option - for 6 Months

    In Filter, there are options for Last Week, Month, Quarter & Year. There could be following 2 options that can help user a lot:
    1) Last 6 Months
    2) First 6 Months (Current Year)

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      9 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to paste to filtered (visible) cells

      PROBLEM: Excel's PASTE (ctrl-V) operation does not distinguish between filtered and unfiltered cells, even though its COPY (ctrl-C) operation copies filtered (visible) cells.

      SOLUTIONS:
      * Enhance PASTE SPECIAL (ctrl-alt-V) to support the ability to paste into only filtered (visible) cells.
      * Add a user option to support this default PASTE action.

      BENEFITS:
      * Eliminates the danger of pasting into a filtered area without realizing the problem. This is a very common problem with users new to Excel. Even experienced users must be constantly aware of this problem.
      * Addresses a problem for which there is no good workaround. All VBA…

      2 votes
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      • Resize Table by double-click

        Something, you have to resize the area of your table when you manually import or delete data in a Table.

        Currently, you have 2 options to resize your Table:
        - With the button Resize Table
        - By drag and drop of the delimiter of the Table (it looks like a triangle) to adjust to the size of the data

        My idea is to double-click on this Table delimiter to adjust automatically to the area of the data (rows and columns). This means that the table would automatically extend or contract to include new data or exclude empty rows/columns.

        What do…

        12 votes
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        • 3 votes
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          • Table names to show up in alphabetic order in Name Box

            The Name Box is really useful for navigating around spreadsheets but Table Names show up at the bottom of the list (if there are Range Names) and also appear in the order they are created rather than in alphabetic order. Not that helpful. Please include Table Names in the list in alphabetic order.

            8 votes
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            • Swap option on filter

              Filtering spreadsheet tables is a great option for quickly getting to the data you want to see, but how often have you scrolled down a long list to find the option you want only to realise you didn't deselect 'all' right up at the top?

              How often do you select a group of options to look at the rows for it and then want to change to see everything except that group?

              With a SWAP option on the filter box, possibly right mouse button activated, you could turn all the current ticks to blank, and all the current blanks to…

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              • Improve visual reference of engaged filters

                When using multiple filters to search data in a large Excel table it is very hard to distinguish what filter(s) are engaged, especially for novice users utilizing the data. By making the drop down box of the engaged filter(s) more obvious it will make it easier for the user to see what search fields are engaged and make it easier to locate them to clear the search. For example, if the color of the small drop down box automatically changed to a vibrant color in the header, users could see at a glance what specific column has a filter engaged.…

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                • Hello there! Wouldn't it be good if an option to filter a row not just an option to filter a column be included in your excel application?

                  Hello there! Wouldn't it be good if an option to filter a row not just an option to filter a column be included in your excel application?

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                  • Proper Un-sort of Data in Tables

                    So I have a table of data, and sort the data. I save it and return to the document later. I need to return the data to it's previous order. I am unable to do the "undo" option, is there any way to get it back?

                    There has been multiple times I've run into this issue, such as having data, sorting, editing a few lines, and then needing to un-sort it back to the original order. Is there no way to do it?

                    Under the Data tab, in the Sort & Filter group, there is an option to clear you…

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                    • Find and Replace within workbook "save my settings" checkbox

                      Every time I restart Excel, I have to move away from "Within:" Sheet to "Within:" Workbook
                      How about adding this check box for “keep my settings”…?
                      Or perhaps default is either the other way around, where it looks through the whole document…and/or it just stays where I last set it like a toggle switch.
                      Please consider improving this…

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                      • Filter non-contiguous columns

                        After selecting a few non-contiguous columns (using ctrl-click) I want to be able to specifically apply a filter to these non-contiguous columns - i.e columns which are not directly side by side

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                          • Save a custom sort

                            I think it would be beneficial if there was an option to save a custom sort

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                            • It will be great if we have compare option to compare data between 2 sheets to analyse missing or changed cell value

                              It will be great if we have compare option to compare data between 2 sheets to analyse missing or changed cell value

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                              • Increase Filter drop down menu items space, combine upper options.

                                Initially filter items were easy to select & scroll, but now other options are added at top like sorting, clear, filter by color etc. etc. So there is less space for item selection. Secondly if I increase Filter menu space, it's not saved (last change), every time I've to make a change in size. So I suggest collect the upper options in some other way like menu, give more space to items, remember last changed size.

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                                • Slider: allow multi-select option to be disabled in a slider (as in Power BI)

                                  I would like to see an option in the slider settings to disable the multi-select option in any individual slider on a page. I believe this is already possible in Power BI.

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                                  • Allow the user to select multiple sheets in a workbook and merge them into one sheet in the same workbook.

                                    Allow the user to select multiple sheets in a workbook and merge them into one sheet in the same workbook. This is extremely useful where a data collection has been done with feedback from multiple members, and a merge of information is now required. Pivot tabling does not help as it remains with the requirement that all the data is already in one sheet

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                                    • Add currency data type to the new Data Types

                                      Add Currencies to the new Data Types along with Stocks and Geography so we can get current exchange rates, symbols, etc. for various currencies.

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                                      • Allow 'cloning'/re-use of filter column headers as DV lists (just like you can copy slicers)

                                        Use case: I have a data set on Sheet1 (not a table). I have multiple graphs on Sheet2 (created to be a "pretty" dashboard).

                                        I can go to Sheet1 and apply filters, and the graphs update accordingly - awesome, but inconvenient to switch between pages. The end user doesn't want to see the raw data sheet and figure out which columns are which when exploring via the dashboard.

                                        Alternatively, I can create my own DV lists for each column, and create a whole new dynamic summary page , and tie the graphs to that. Harder to set up (especially with…

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                                        • Filter by Custom List

                                          Like Custom Sort, let's create Filter by based on Custom List.
                                          Besides doing this using advanced filter, it's good idea to allow filter only records as per the created custom list..

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