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  1. Fix this problem: "sometimes you might find yourself with a workbook that has links you can’t find even though Excel tells you they exist. "

    Fix this ridiculous problem: "Sometimes you might find yourself with a workbook that has links you can’t find even though Excel tells you they exist."

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    • Add Dividend Data to Stock Data Type

      It would be helpful to include the dividend amount per share and ex-dividend date with the stock data type.

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      • New "Picker" or "Validated" Data Type in Power Query

        It would be great if a column can be classified as a picker data type. In my mind I imagine that it would function similar to a logical data type that has a reference in the programming that limit the options of TRUE or FALSE in that column, but then shows an error for the records that do not have a valid TRUE or FALSE value.

        The difference I see is that it would work like this.
        #"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(TableName, {{"State", type picker as "Alabama", "Alaska", "Arizona", "Arkansas"...}, {"Staff Name", type picker as "Bob", "Sandy", "Mary"}}

        The option now…

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        • Show Tables in Power Query when opening an xlsb file

          When using Power Query / Get Data to open .xlsx files and .xlsm files, the Tables present in those files are shown in a list.
          When opening a .xlsb file only Sheets are shown and not any of the Tables present within the file.

          If there is only one table on a sheet, AND it starts in cell A1, then it is relatively easy to still load the data, but where there are multiple tables per sheet, OR the tables don't start in A1, then there is a lot of unnecessary work deleting Rows and or Columns to obtain your…

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            • Ability to customized sheet name, instead of default "Sheet1" for new open workbook

              When importing data and exporting to excel, or opening new excel workbook, can allow the excel sheet name to be customized automatically without manual rename?

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              • Improve stock data type search

                Some stocks are not easy to search, it would be easier if we could just enter the ticker and market, as there is just one ticker for stock and market.

                Other option could be integrating somehow all the predictive results that Morningstar offers when you start typing. Besides I find somehow difficult to pick the right stock, as sometimes you are not able to select from which market you want to get it.
                For example CVR Partners is not listed when searched and if you search by UAN, which is the NYSE ticker it just finds Yorbeau at German market,…

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                • Ability to hard code privacy setting for queries so privacy setting does not need to be set by each user

                  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_win10-mso_o365b/excel-office-365-version-1808-privacy-level-on/2082ed6e-ea44-4aed-89e7-45737f75ea34?tm=1541712352811

                  Hi there, the above link is to a question I posted. The work around I have found may not be the best solution.

                  As someone that is developing an excel file that will be distributed to many users of varying degrees of ability, it would be great if I could set a privacy level for the SQL queries (Public by the way with this data) file regardless of the user (their windows authentication validates with the SQL database, they don't have access they won't get results).

                  For many users on an Excel "application" asking them to expose Queries &…

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                  • Ability to hard code privacy setting for queries so privacy setting does not need to be set by each user

                    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_win10-mso_o365b/excel-office-365-version-1808-privacy-level-on/2082ed6e-ea44-4aed-89e7-45737f75ea34?tm=1541712352811

                    Hi there, the above link is to a question I posted. The work around I have found may not be the best solution.

                    As someone that is developing an excel file that will be distributed to many users of varying degrees of ability, it would be great if I could set a privacy level for the SQL queries (Public by the way with this data) file regardless of the user (their windows authentication validates with the SQL database, they don't have access they won't get results).

                    For many users on an Excel "application" asking them to expose Queries &…

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                    • Suppress Native Database Query Prompts

                      Excel security options in Power Query to suppress the Native Database Query prompts when refreshing the data connections are lost when another user opens the workbook.

                      Trying to roll Excel workbooks that use Power Query within organisations is problematic as there appears to be no way currently to disable these prompts for the end users.

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                      • EXCEL DDE

                        Resulta muy importante mantener el uso de DDE en Excel. Para poder utilizar combinacion de correspondencia con Word.
                        El tipo de combinacion DDE se encuentra presente en Excel desde sus origenes. Es el unico tipo de combinacion que mantiene los formatos de numero tal como se reflejan en el Excel para su combinacion en un formulario de Word.

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                        • 樞紐分析表

                          我有做一個樞紐分析表,因為我賣的商品(列行)和價格(值行)不一樣,但是樞紐分析表把商品(列行)合併在一起,價格(值行)也變得不對。如果商品(列行)和價格(值行)是一樣的合併在一起是可以的。請問有辦法分開嗎?

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                          • STOCK EXCHANGES

                            WHEN INVESTING ON MULTIPLE EXHANGES ie NYSE AND TSX THE DATA IMPORT ALWAYS DEFAULTS TO US EXCHANGE FOR EXEMPLE BCE WILL PULL DATA FROM NYSE. ARRANGE TO FACILITATE THE CORRECT EXCHANGE BY THE USER

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                            • Add Get Parameter button to Power Query and avoid Privacy / Formula.Firewall problems

                              It's fantastic that you can pick up named ranges in Excel and pass them to Power Query as parameters. However the process is cumbersome and often results in Formula.Firewall warnings or other issues.

                              This leads to having to switch Privacy Levels to "Ignore" or having to write a query within a query rather than nice and clean "parameter" queries.

                              It would really simplify things if we could quickly create parameter queries (including a drop down to select parameter type) and that these queries would be immune from the Privacy warnings.

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                              • Power Query Should Re-Apply Formulas to Output Table by Default

                                Data Querys used to reapply any formulas in the output table to new cells added after refresh. This is no longer the case. Why would that be changed? That feature is a huge part of the appeal of these Queries.

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                                  • I want to assign data to a syntax, how to do it? For example, if I enter HELLO in cell A1, cell A2 will auto-fill HI

                                    I want to assign data to a syntax, how to do it? For example, if I enter HELLO in cell A1, cell A2 will auto-fill HI

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                                    • Please include other data in the new Data Types feature in Excel. The data for dividends is totally missing.

                                      For dividend/income investers, we really need dividend information if the data types for stocks is to be useful.

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                                      • Excel Email Addresses Extractor

                                        KMTTECH Xls email extractor Software which can help you to extract bulks emails address from Excel file. The Software also extract phone number from Xlsx and Xls without losing information http://www.kmttech.com

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                                        • Allow Smart Card Authentication Type for websites and Sharepoint

                                          Allow users to authenticate via SmartCard when getting data from a website

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