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  1. "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.

    273 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. The user name should be removed from Office apps title bar for security reasons

    Say you work while traveling on a train. Someone wants to know who you are for whatever reasons. If your name is in the title bar of an application or the user name on the logon screen, giving away your credentials that easily... User credentials should not be disclosed in title bar of office applications and there is really NO sensible reason to show them on the title bar. Fancy true, safe nope. Remove it.

    22 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. In the status bar at the bottom, I would like an option to display a cell's format

    The only way that I know of to see a cell's format category (e.g., General, Number, Date, etc.) is to right-click and hit Format. I would like if there was an option in the status bar called "Cell Format."

    5 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Separate Excel windows shall not share an UNDO buffer.

    Sorry Microsoft, but you really blew it in the 2016 update. Separate Excel windows used to be separate Excel windows. Now they share the same buffers for Undo, copy/paste, and highlighting. This is really limiting when working comparatively on two spreadsheets.

    34 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Recognize decimal point when importing CSV

    This problem is at least 25 years old: when your local Windows standard has the komma as decimal separator, somehow Excel is too stupid to recognize the point as decimal separator when importing a CSV-file. One look in the CSV and you see that it uses the komma between the columns and the point in the numbers. Hard to believe it when you first see this go wrong and then an old man like me tells you this is how Excel works!!! Please, Microsoft, finish your software.

    11 votes
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  6. Money in Excel Capital One

    Without being able to get my Capital One data in Money in Excel I can only get a small fraction of my finances. Either work with a data aggregator that plays nice with Capital One (not Plaid) or allow me to import my data manually.

    8 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. Currently Money in Excel doesn’t support Capitol One accounts. We’ve shared your feedback to the apt team for review.

    Thank you for using Money in Excel!

    Regards,

    Vipin Nair
    The Microsoft Team

  7. Change the Excel formula bar to the one from Power BI Desktop

    Change the formula bar for advanced users as well as for beginners. better reading of functions makes work easier for everyone.
    Indent the code, view the line (s) where there is an error, quickly see the syntax of a function and a bar that adapts depending on the length of the code that is entered.

    11 votes
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  8. Allow non-calculated data in pivot tables

    There are times when I need to add a column to a pivot table that just shows the value from the field without calculation. For example, part number and part name. I will setup the the pivot table to summarize by part name, but I need the part number to show up in a column, not as a sub-item of the part name in the first column.

    5 votes
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  9. Bring Power Pivot closer to Power BI Desktop Functionality

    Development for Power Pivot for Excel seems to have stopped around 2016. TREATAS got added as a DAX function that works, but it never got added to Intellisense, and that was nearly 3 years ago.

    Today, the two measure editors (still no idea why there are different ones) are a very VERY poor substitute for the fantastic DAX editor in Power BI Desktop. It is a real pain to properly tab and indent in the Excel Measure editor(s).

    In the last year there have been about a dozen new DAX functions and several updated functions per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/new-dax-functions but NONE of…

    117 votes
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  10. Stock Data Type - Stock Data for Indian Stock Exchange - NSE

    To update the stock data type with Indian stock stock exchange rates which will helpful..

    14 votes
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  11. financial market information disclaimer

    I know this has been requested in the past by others. But:
    The Financial Market Disclaimer, across the top of the spreadsheet, when using stock data, needs to be removed as it is in the users face. Just have one universal acknowledgment, like the investment banks have, and remove the disclaimer.

    3 votes
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  12. Money In Excel - Add Capital One 360 Bank

    Money In Excel - Add Capital One 360 Bank

    15 votes
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  13. 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:…

    91 votes
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    5 votes
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    1 vote
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  16. shortcut to remove all filters

    easy shortcut to remove all the filters on tables in a worksheet.

    I work in finance and always filtering and unfiltering multiple columns, it would be fantastic and save so much time to have this shortcut.

    thank you
    Samantha Casey

    7 votes
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  17. Python integration

    It would be nice if we could use Python for writing macros rather than VBA. (I realize that it's possible to automate Excel externally using Python and the COM interface, but this is slow.)

    4 votes
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  18. Unhide Tabs in One go

    Hi Microsoft Excel can you please introduce a feature wherein if more than one tab is hidden it allows us to select more than one tab so we can unhide al required tabs in one go.

    10 votes
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  19. Money in Excel should show due dates, statement balance, and minimum owed for debts

    Money in Excel should show due dates, statement balance, and minimum owed for debts (e.g. credit cards and loans). Somehow it could track if debts are on "autopay" or paid already for the next due date (or allow the user to specify these).

    17 votes
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  20. LAMBDA functions and recursion -- calling a SELF function?

    I would like to be able to call a lambda recursively on the grid without the name manager. a SELF function could refer to the function being written. Is that possible? Here's an example for factorial,

    FACTORIAL: LAMBDA(n, IF(n = 0, 1, n * SELF(n - 1)))

    Here's another for matrix exponentiation,
    MPOW:

    LAMBDA( A, p, 
    
    IFS(
    OR(ROWS(A)!=COLUMNS(A), p!=INT(p),p<0),
    NA(),
    p=0,
    MUNIT(ROWS(A)),
    MOD(p,2),
    MMULT(A,SELF(A,p-1)),
    TRUE,
    LET(
    B, SELF(A,p/2),
    MMULT(B,B)
    )
    )
    )
    )

    3 votes
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