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  1. Be able to turn off auto-conversion of fractions and words into dates

    When I import data in the format of a fraction #/#, excel automatically converts this into a date. This is unnecessary and should not be a default operation. At least, there should be a simple way to undo this.

    I work with biological data, and there are gene names like "Oct1", and these get converted into dates, causing errors in data analysis.

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      3 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi,
      You can do this already in Excel today – there are two ways:

      1. You can type an apostrophe before the data you enter → ’Oct1, and Excel will then not interpret that as a date (it will interpret it as Text).

      2. If you format the cell as Text before typing the value in the cell, Excel will not interpret it as a date.

      Hope that helps,
      Dan [MS]

    • SQL query tools integration

      Ability to run SQL queries, being able to select / union select from multiple worksheets

      Using the same SQL tool, updated / insert records in other worksheets ( tabs)

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