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  1. EXCEL For Mac needs a XML import data

    There is not way to import and map XML data to excel for mac,

    47 votes
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    • Add "query from Web" for Mac version

      Add "query from Web" for Mac version

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      • managing/removing your data connections is a feature I'd like to see in Excel for Mac 2011

        Excel 2011 (Mac OS) says Data connections have been disabled for my "Personal macro workbook".

        How do I find out what data connections exist when Edit > Links is grayed out and there is no Data > connections in Excel 2011?

        Is there a macro that will show them?

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        • Display import dialog box when open csv file

          When I open a CSV file directly from the Finder and open it with Excel, I have not the possibility to select separator, column format or file encoding.

          It will be very nice if you add the possibility (e.g.: Excel preferences) to open the Import dialog box for give the possibility to configure how to open correctly the CSV file

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          • 4 votes
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            • 3 votes
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              • 1 vote
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                • Redshift ODBC Drivers compatible with Excel

                  ODBC compatibility with Redshift Driver
                  Can you make the Redshift Driver compatible with Excel 2016 MAC OS X (El Capitan or higher) as the current setup is broken as it gives the following errors:
                  IM003 [iODBC][Driver Manager]Specified driver could not be loaded

                  00000 [iODBC][Driver Manager]dlopen(/opt/amazon/redshift/lib/libamazonredshiftodbc.dylib, 6): no suitable image found. Did find: /opt/amazon/redshift/lib/libamazonredshiftodbc.dylib: open() failed with errno=1

                  However, when testing the ODBC connection to Redshift via odbctest command line was successful.

                  I understand that Redshift ODBC Drivers are not supported therefore, this needs to be supported.

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                  • Allow users to set the default format to use for cut and paste

                    Currently if I paste data into Excel from the internet or another workbook, the default is to use the source format. If I set the preferences to display format options, I can then select an option to display the data in the destination format. I have to do this every time, but I ALWAYS want to display the data in the destination format - so I need to be able to reset the default to use destination format, but I cannot change this. You need to make the default format user-defined.

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                    • Improve external data feature.

                      In Excel for Windows I can connect to an API url by going to the data tab then "From Web" at which point I type in the URL It downloads into my spreadsheet as a table, which is awsome because I can perform VLookups etc on it. We need better external data features like this for the Mac version.

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                      • Stock Quotes

                        Add formula to add stock quotes in realtime, like google sheets has the ability to do. I don't want to run a excel add-on to find these quotes. This would be very helpful.

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                        • Excel PowerQuery for local files/dropbox

                          Can't use the power Query tool on Mac to open and merge local files or files from Dropbox. Only available for SQL, 3rd party, and web

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                          • Excel for Mac 2016 (v16.9) bug importing data into Excel sheet

                            In the most recent update of Excel for Mac 2016 (v16.9), when you import data into Excel you only get to view a small selection of columns in the data preview window (Preview of Selected Data). You cannot scroll the right to view/manipulate the rest of the columns, which is essential during the importing of the data. This behavior is unaffected by the System Preferences>General>Scrolling behavior selections.

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                            • 1 vote
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                              • stock quotes

                                Pull Stock Quotes real time from MS Finance.

                                As Microsoft has data already for MS Finance, a simple formula like =GOOGFINANCE can make Excel amazing. Now I switch between Excel and Google Sheets.

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                                • Support for OpenAPI

                                  It would be nice to add support for the OpenAPI standard for Get & Transform. OData is nice but OpenAPI is also becoming pretty prevalent.

                                  https://www.openapis.org/

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Mac numeric keyboard changing from dot to comma

                                    Dear sir or madam,
                                    As soon as I upgraded to office 365 on my MAC, I have this really irritated problem:
                                    When I input numbers as accounting or currency in the sheet, I usually use the numeric keyboard (which is on the right side of the keyboard). Beforehand I use the dot (.) as the comma (,) in this numeric keyboard in the oud version excel (2011). But with the new excel 2016, the dot (.) appears to be the dot (.). So I have to use the comma key on the other side of the keyboard, which is near…

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                                    • Let us use cmd+C with any the keyboard layout

                                      I read Excel help and found out the cmd+C is valid only when English keyboard layout switch on. I want to use the same command in Russian keyboard layout like in Windows.

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                                      • Import CSV with multi-line text cells

                                        Importing of CSV files which contain multi-line values (line breaks in the text cells) is not possible using the "File" - "Import" wizard. It is however possible if all options (field delimiter and text qualifier) match the system's defaults to import such files by double clicking the CSV. Please fix the Import wizard to allow multi-line text while customising the delimiters.

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                                        • Relative paths to text connections

                                          Option to have relative paths to connect to text files to import data.

                                          We have an xlsx file with several connections to csv files with generic names.
                                          We want to be able to move (or share) this file to other directories, and the xlsx file to be able to read the csv files (with the same generic names) in the new directory.

                                          I have posted this issue here:
                                          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac/csv-files-paths-in-excel-2016-for-mac/215241e7-6599-4971-b598-b7e5bd2dc45d

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