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  1. Getting Data from another excel file copies the cell format and style

    I want to have a separate excel sheet that can get an updated data from another worksheet and also follows the cell format and style.

    I can only get an updated data but it won't follow the cell format and style

    If I do a copy/paste, I can get the data with the format and style but it won't update any data if there are changes from the other workbook

    27 votes
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  2. Make Insert Data From Picture Option Available for Excel Desktop

    Insert Data From Picture has been rolled out for Excel Mobile.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-data-from-picture-3c1bb58d-2c59-4bc0-b04a-a671a6868fd7

    Please make this available for Excel Desktop. (Or is already available? If so how to access it?)

    18 votes
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  3. Add Power BI Dataflows as a data source in "Get & Transform Data"

    Please add Power BI Dataflows as a data source so that I can import data from a Dataflow into the local spreadsheet/data model.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-dataflows-create-use

    87 votes
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  4. Default the Power Query formula bar as on

    In the Power Query editor window the formula bar is defaulted as off. This is the first thing I tell people to turn on as it’s key to avoiding unintended errors and future proofing your code.

    As Gil Raviv says in his book, “ Enabling the formula bar is fundamental to avoid the pitfalls”

    62 votes
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  5. Link workbook to an Access database to use Excel as front-end GUI.

    Let's be up front...
    MS Excel's database functionality is lacking. MS Access' reporting/GUI functionality is severely lacking. Why not create the ability to unite the two?

    Excel's worksheet grid UI rocks for data presentation, especially for ease of use. The closest thing in Access to Excel's grid is the data sheet. Well... the data sheet stinks, like a dead carcus. Let's not even get into Access' poor and sorry reporting features - or lack thereof. Because we can create awesome user forms in Excel, how about the ability to create a table in an excel worksheet and link that table…

    3 votes
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  6. Let me choose Decimal separator and Date order in PowerQuery instead of guessing

    When importing textfiles using Get and Transform I always struggle with one thing: I do not know upfront what the decimal separator and date order is of my text file. PQ only offers to choose a Locale, but it does not tell me what date order and syntax, nor which decimal separator belongs to this locale.
    I'd love to be able to just choose the relevant separators and date order from a couple of drop-downs. I can almost always see which it is I need from the data, but I hardly ever know which locale belongs to the specific combination…

    32 votes
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  7. Override default data type classifications

    I work with long numeric IDs in excel every day. Opening a .csv with these long numbers, Excel's default behavior is to convert the values to scientific notation, in the process rounding the value so when you redefine the cell to eg, a number, the value it returns is no longer accurate. This is catastrophic in the context of a large number serving as an ID.

    The way to work around this is opening every .csv by using the Data -> Get Data -> From File flow correcting data type of the long number columns before opening the file, which…

    4 votes
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  8. Add PDF Connector to Excel PowerQuery

    Connectors available for PowerBI POwerQuery might be available for Excel PowerQuery too

    One example with missing support is PDF Connector

    1 vote
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  9. Add a Reporting Ribbon to Excel to consolidate and highlight the amazing capabilities of Power Query and Power Pivot

    Tables, Power Query, Power Pivot and Pivot Tables are amazing tools that will transform the way people build their reports, but only once they know about them!

    Let's SHOUT about how good these things are and how well they work together by putting them onto a single new Ribbon called "Reporting" - something like the attached image.

    252 votes
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  10. Power Query should allow Get from Folder from a Ondrive folder URL (not the mapped folder on the local file system)

    Power Query allows Get from Folder from a local file system. If we are using Onedrive, we have to first map the folders to that local file system. We cannot directly enter the URL of the Onedrive folder as an https URL.

    This would avoid the problem of having queries break when the local file system is different between, say, my work and my home PCs. EG the work folder may be C:\Users(work userid)\Onedrive - (my onedriveID)\folder name. But my home folder is C:\Users(home userid)\Onedrive - (my onedriveID)\folder name.
    I'd be happy to use "try Folder.Files (work*) otherwise Folder.Files (home*)…

    1 vote
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Turn off auto-date formatting

    Why isn't there a way to turn off the auto-formatting of values which excel thinks are dates? People have complained about this for at least 10 years, maybe longer. I just don't understand why there isn't a way to turn this off.

    2 votes
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  13. Data types - Please add an option for hiding/unhiding the icon

    Hi there,
    I would like to suggest to have an option, working on a workbook level, to hide/unhide the icons for cells having data types.
    When, for example, printing a report, there may be no need to print out the icons, as only the information is relevant.
    May be it would be possible to have a such option in the page layout tab, like for the gridlines?
    Best,
    Mourad

    2 votes
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  14. Power Query Time Stamp of last updated Data

    Hi All,

    I import data using Power Query from multiple resources and Lots of time I have seen in Power Query that even though we click on Refresh All still not all tables refreshes the data in Power Query Editor.

    So I am looking for feature of option in Power Query that shows last data import date. So that user easily know if all the resources have been updated or not or when it last refreshed ?

    16 votes
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  15. Missing Mail Merge/Wizard on task bar ribbon

    In Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus, the mail merge and mail merge wizard are not there. Add them to the toolbar ribbon.

    1 vote
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  16. Stocks Function

    Would be possible to include Japanese equities and China A-share in the "Stock" function under "Data"?

    1 vote
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  17. Bal from previous month to present month

    I do a month to month bank balancing. I would like to import the previous month's totals to the new month.

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  18. Enable Data Import from PDF Files

    I will suggest that Excel product team adds From PDF files in the Get & Transform group of the Data tab. This will make life much easier to extract data stored in PDF for further analysis in Excel.

    Thanks

    3 votes
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  19. OData CRUD Operatations (Create, Read, Update, Delete)

    Excel should support the ability to create, update, and delete items in an OData source. Its a real shame you have to buy a third party add in to do this! (https://www.cdata.com/drivers/odata/excel/)

    1 vote
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  20. Make power query in excel = power BI

    Hello,
    Many of power query functions which has been in power BI for years still doesn't exist in excel version!

    For example Html.Table,Web.BrowserContents and so on.

    As far as i understand both excel and PB using the same engine under the hood.

    Please make excel power query equal to power BI one. Thanks!

    1 vote
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