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  1. Linking Excel Files

    I have two identical Excel files, one of them on the desktop and one elsewhere on the PC as a backup. It would be helpful to have them linked so that changes to one would create the same changes to the other to keep them both current.

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  2. In the Queries & Connections pane, show the latest refresh duration of each Power Query query

    The latest refresh duration can be stated beside the "# rows loaded."/"Connection only." statement, right-aligned, perhaps in the format "3 min 14 sec". The refresh durations do not even have to be saved in the file. For now, they can be kept for only as long as the file remains open.

    The refresh durations in Queries & Connections will avoid the need to manually time each query or use a macro to refresh the queries one by one and record the durations. The durations will make it easier to identify which queries need the most optimization.

    4 votes
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  3. ******* YOU MICROSOFT *****. AMAZINGLY EXCEL 365 SUCKS can no longer import text into CSV files CORRECTLY anymore

    YOU MICROSOFT . AMAZINGLY EXCEL 365 SUCKS can no longer import text CORRECTLYL into CSV files anymore. GO ** YOUSELVES

    2 votes
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  4. Auto Collect Data From any website.

    Hi Support,
    Can you please make any update in top mention request. I have lot of data on web can you please make any changes to take auto data from my website. for more detail find attach snapshot.

    1 vote
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  5. Date picker directly through Data Validation date criteria "is valid date"

    I have tried data validation for Date in Google Sheet. Where we are able to get calendar in a cell directly through data validation.

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

    88 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Power Query Transform data page. Record steps.

    In the Power Query Editor, can a function be added to record what is done to the query data page? All the data I import from the web is formatted exactly the same and there are literally hundreds of pages of date transformed to hundreds of worksheets. I would like to automate the process of transforming the data.

    1 vote
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  9. Stock Data: update / refresh data automatically

    Please keep the stock data automatically up to date without the need to manually refresh it (like in Google Sheets =googlefinance).

    6 votes
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  10. Use vlookup function to import data from a worksheet in Google Sheets

    When you want to import data from google sheets you must import the the file. My idea is to get it directly from the worksheet on the web

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. Add Split Rows into n groups to Power Query

    In Power Query you can easily split a column into multiple columns. Recently I have had several examples where I needed to split a data set into equal groups of 4 (not bins or frequency). I had to count the total number of rows in the data set. Then insert a blank row evenly between each quarter of the data set. Yes there's probably VBA to do it, but I'd rather have it as part of a PQ solution.

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  14. 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."

    68 votes
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  15. Add Undo and Redo buttons to Power Query's Advanced Editor

    The Advanced Editor supports the shortcuts for Undo and Redo (Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y, respectively), but it does not have buttons for them. Not every user will know these shortcuts or assume that they will work. The buttons will allow the user to undo and redo stuff without requiring them to learn something ahead of time. Please add the Undo and Redo buttons to the Advanced Editor.

    3 votes
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  16. In the Stock lookup list add current annual dividend and dividend period.

    In the Stock lookup list add "current annual dividend" and "dividend period - monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual)".

    7 votes
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  17. Allow inserting of visio files in excel.

    I would like to insert a file that is a visio data file so I can click it later and look at it in Visio. Right now when I tried to insert the object it said failed.

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  18. Paste into address bar (web query browser)

    For web queries that utilize that little web browser, you cannot paste a new URL. For example, copy a URL, right click on an existing query table and "Edit Query...", then try to paste into the address bar. Nothing. Clipboard data needs to translate.

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  19. agregar texto o imágenes a color de relleno

    pueden habilitar la opicion color de relleno que se pueda agregar texto o imágenes

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  20. Enable Power Query to Get Data from Excel workbook stored in SharePoint Online document library

    Excel Power Query does not provide an Excel workbook stored in SharePoint Online (SPO) document libraries as a data source. In response to Community discussion, Microsoft suggested a work-around to sync the document library that stores the data source (Excel workbook) with OneDrive for Business, then Get Data from the ODFB copy of the data source. That works, but not for our use case.

    Our use case: We are a very small company with only 1 power user who is proficient with Excel power tools. We want that user to develop the Excel workbooks (that use power tools) that would…

    9 votes
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