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  1. Add a Split dynamic array function

    Add a dynamic array function to split apart a delimited range. See attached file for an example.

    213 votes
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  2. SUMCOLS and SUMROWS functions for Dynamic Arrays

    Create new functions that SUM each column in a dynamic array (SUMCOLS(Ref#)) to produce a row of totals, and SUM each row to produce a column of totals (SUMROWS(Ref#))

    Also COUNTCOLS, COUNTROWS, AVERAGECOLS, AVERAGEROWS, but these are less important than SUMCOLS & SUMROWS.

    246 votes
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  3. Correção na documentação da função SOMA

    Correção na documentação da função SOMA.

    Correção da documentação na função SOMA, como neste exemplo anexo informa que se deve informar de 1 a 255 "números" mas que na verdade são argumentos, podendo dentro delas constar números, célula, intervalo de células, funções ou fórmulas e não somente números, para um usuário que está começando e lê isto pode, e já
    foi presenciado, inserir de forma manual números nos argumentos por não ter o conhecimento e não estar especificado de forma correta a diversas formas que pode ser aplicada.
    Como sugestão alterar o "núm1;núm2"... para arg1;arg2... e de 1 a 255…

    30 votes
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  4. SUBSTITUTES function supporting arrays of "find" and "replace" parameters

    From time to time, users need to remove multiple characters from a string. For example, you might want to remove all punctuation, or all accented characters.

    Right now, you have to do that with a lengthy nested formula using the SUBSTITUTE function. Such formulas are hard to read and challenging for a novice to debug. Or you could write a VBA user-defined function that performs each of the substitutions for you.

    The better approach would be a SUBSTITUTES function that works like SUBSTITUTE but accepts an array (or range of cells) for the Find parameter, and possibly also for the…

    94 votes
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  5. Allow UNIQUE() to operate on a rectangular range, returning all unique values

    The new Dynamic Array function UNIQUE is awesome. It can return all of the unique items in a column or in a row. But it would be nice if the second argument could accept a 3 to indicate cell-by-cell.
    For example, see the screenshot below.

    71 votes
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  6. Release XLOOKUP to the world!

    Why only release to 15 percent of users?! Let the world have XLOOKUP and XMATCH now()!

    179 votes
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  7. "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references" - Please tell me where!

    One of my least favorite messages that Excel provides is:

    "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references in this worksheet. Check that the cell references, range names, defined names, and links to other workbooks in your formulas are all correct."

    But I can never find the bad references. It's usually buried somewhere very deep, in a chart series formula, or in a name definition, or who knows where else.

    If Excel finds a problem, please Excel, tell us where it is.

    215 votes
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  8. Please create a FILTERJSON (FILTROJSON) worksheet function

    Hi. How about creating a FILTERJSON function? It would make our life easier allowing us to get JSON data with less workarounds.

    Oi. Que tal criarem uma função de planilha FILTROJSON? Tornaria a nossa vida mais fácil nos permitindo obter dados em formato JSON com menos soluções alternativas.

    🇺🇸 English: FILTERXML --> FILTERJSON
    🇨🇿 Czech: FILTERXML --> FILTERJSON
    🇩🇰 Danish: FILTRERXML --> FILTRERJSON
    🇳🇱 Dutch: XML.FILTEREN --> JSON.FILTEREN
    🇫🇮 Finnish: SUODATA.XML --> SUODATA.JSON
    🇫🇷 French: FILTRE.XML --> FILTRE.JSON
    🇩🇪 German: XMLFILTERN --> JSONFILTERN
    🇬🇷 Greek: FILTERXML --> FILTERJSON
    🇭🇺 Hungarian: XMLSZŰRÉS --> JSONSZŰRÉS
    🇮🇹 Italian: FILTRO.XML --> FILTRO.JSON
    🇳🇴 Norwegian:…

    82 votes
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  9. Add "Header" Argument to FILTER and UNIQUE Dynamic Array Functions

    I'm proposing that header argument be added to the FILTER and UNIQUE Dynamic Array Functions just like we have seen in the STOCKHISTORY function

    9 votes
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  10. Add Corkscrew function for dynamic arrays

    Corkscrew accounting is fundamental to Financial Modeling. It is where opening balances are carried over from closing balance of prior periods..

    =OpeningBalance(FirstPeriodBalance, PriorBalances)

    Where FirstPeriodBalance is the first period's opening balance and PriorBalances is an array of closing balances for each period.

    The cell containing this function will return FirstPeriodBalance. The SPILL range will contain the n-1 closing balance array value.

    https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/excel/study/corkscrew-calculation/

    17 votes
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  11. Implement / expose object orientation

    Would be great to be able to manipulate values returned by Excel formulas as objects with properties.

    E.g. if I create select an array of cells (=A1:C20), I'd like to be able to manipulate that array as follows
    =A1:C20().count -counts the number of items in the array
    =A1:C20().sort(index1,desc) -sorts first index of array in descending order
    =A1:C20().filter(index2,filterclause) -filters array on index2 of array on filterclause
    =A1:C20().filter(index2,filterclause)[:2] -filters array on index2 of array on filterclause, and returns/slice-returns last two columns of array
    =A1:C20()[1] -returns/slice-returns first column of array

    And it would be even better to be able…

    11 votes
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  12. Create Array that joins two arrays

    Create a function called ArrayJoin() or ArrayConcat(), this would join two or more arrays together to make one array. This could be used on spreadsheet directly or embedded in inputs of other functions eg to dynamically organise inputs for MMULT().

    16 votes
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  13. Make it to where you can use cell color as a reference point

    I don't know of a way to use the cell color as a reference point in a formula, i.e. =IF(A2=Color X,(B2/C2),D2) I would like this capability.

    7 votes
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  14. XLOOKUP to return an array of ranges

    Currently XLOOKUP can return an array of return values, given an array of search values, OR a range corresponding to a single search value. Like other functions, it does not return an array of ranges but, rather, truncates the calculation.

    This may have been acceptable in the past when the expectation was to copy formulas across to return values that logically form an array. As dynamic arrays receive increasing use, the expectation will change and the failure of a range to spill will be far more problematic.

    17 votes
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  15. Add a CHOOSECELL function

    Add a CHOOSECELL function. It should look like this: CHOOSECELL(columnletter,rownumber) and it will give you the cell you chose.

    3 votes
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  16. sub catogories in excel (Money)

    Unable to create the sub-categories under Category in Money in excel application.

    4 votes
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  17. Moving average function for dynamic arrays

    With increasing use of dynamic arrays for time series data such as stock prices we need a way of doing moving averages with dynamic arrays.
    I suggest something like

    MOVAVG (RangeArray, N, MAMethod [, Down] [,StartExp])

    where N is the number of periods in the moving average and MA-Method controls the MA calculation method method (Simple, Central, Cumulative, Weighted, Exponential, Double Exponential etc)

    6 votes
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  18. Build formula from string with reference to other cell/s with operator

    I would like to be able to have a formula where in a formula can be build with operators in another cell. As an example where =formula(a1&b1&c1) where the cells would have 1 + 1. in other words b1 would have a + in it. This will make it possible to change operator in a large amount of formulas with only changing input in one cell.

    3 votes
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  19. SORT function with sort_order argument 0 as random

    Hi. You could create a new option 0 as the sort_order argument of the SORT function. Today we have 1 for Ascending, -1 for Descending and then we would have 0 representing shuffle, random order.

    15 votes
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  20. DIFF function for Dynamic Arrays

    In addition to an ACCUMULATE function to enable cumulative sums and corkscrew calculations we also nee a DIFF function to calculate differences between values in a dynamic array.
    Something like
    DIFF (Range_Array [,StartValue] [,Lag] [,Order] [,Align] [,Down] )

    5 votes
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