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  1. Support Internet Query Connection (.iqy files)

    It would be helpful for Excel to Mac to support internet query connections.

    When exporting a list from Sharepoint, the .iqy file is downloaded, which I subsequently can't open in Excel for Mac.

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    • EXCEL For Mac needs a XML import data

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

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      • Provide data get and tranform including JSON to Excel transformation

        This feature is provided with Windows Excel 2016 but not with Mac. Isn't it time to make the Mac software a first-class citizen with Microsoft. It seems like forever that Microsoft started supporting Mac Office, yet it still does not have all the features. Why not? I am paying you every month. Yet you still don't provide many advanced features. I will consider Pages then.

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        • Import XML into excel

          I need to import a structured xml file into excel. The xml file contains elements which contain other elements. I'd be happy to define a mapping which would excel allow to know, which elements/attributes to put into which column. The File I'd like to import is attached. However, this is jus one example.

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            • When opening a CSV file, make Excel recognise it as a CSV file!

              Currently when I import data from a CSV file, Excel doesn't recognise that it is CSV even though the file name ends in ".csv"! I have to tell the program that the data file has delimited fields and define the separator as comma for it to import the data correctly. Surely this is basic stuff for a program like Excel?

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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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                          • 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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                                    • 2 votes
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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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                                        • 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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