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  1. Add PowerPivot to Mac excel

    is it possible to open an existing Windows Power Pivot Excel on Mac?

    I have already created a Power Pivot Excel report on Excel 2013.
    Now i want to use that report on mac.Is there any way to do so?

    4,124 votes

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    903 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for supporting this suggestion with your votes. It’s unlikely that we’ll be able to bring PowerPivot to Excel for Mac, because it relies on features of the operating system that don’t exist on Mac OS. We’ll keep tracking votes, since we know that the scenarios made possible by PowerPivot are important, even if the solution will need to be something else.

  2. Unable to create a Pivot table from multiple tables in Excel for Mac - seriously???

    Create a pivot table from multiple tables (feature appears to be missing from Excel for Mac!)

    21 votes

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  3. Opening .cub files to let us work on B.I. basis

    As many people who works in a Business enviroment, I face off daily data files coming from DBases on Winservers machines.
    Our Dbase export B.I. files with .cub extensions, who can be easily opened and analized with Excel 2010 or above. We have licensed Win and Mac 2016 versions, but Mac users cannot open .cub files...
    Webought Excel for that, and we won't sell our Mac for Win PCs, so why buy MS appplications if they don't work on a Mac? For simple tasks, Libreoffice works great....

    21 votes

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    Thanks for submitting the request, but we simply don’t have an Analysis Services database engine that runs on the Mac. We’re investigating ways Excel on Mac might be able to work with tabular models that are loaded on servers, (either on-premise or in the cloud), but we don’t expect offline .CUB files to work on Mac Excel anytime soon.

  4. Pivottable - Repeat Item Labels

    Hi, there is an important function missing in Excel for Mac ... the repeat item labels in pivot tables. ¿Could you please add this function asap or tell me how could I do this? I really need it in order to copy and filter pivot table data. Regards, Tais

    21 votes

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  5. Power Pivot function on PC must ALSO be usable feature on Mac

    Seems a rip-off that Mac users must pay the same price for MS Office only to be short-changed on the utility of the program. Mostly use Excel and Outlook. The latter is generally okay, but Excel lacks.


    1. Control keys do not navigate properly on the Mac and/or display does not move properly, especially large files; and germain to this thread,


    2. Building pivot tables on the Mac is an absolute pain in the ... while very simple on a PC. Learned (from MS support) that this is a feature called "Power Pivot" that simply is not available on the Mac. Makes…

    13 votes

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  6. 12 votes

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  7. % of Parent Row Total and % of Parent Column Total

    Allow in Pivot Tables to calculate the percentage of items as part of a subgroup.

    11 votes

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  8. Allow generation of pivot table from multiple sheets

    Be able to create a pivot table from multiple sheets

    10 votes

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  9. Please fix the recommended pivot table button

    When clicking the recommended pivottable button it doesn't bring up box with recommended pivot tables.

    10 votes

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  10. Can't get PivotTable time grouping to work..

    In older versions of excel I can easily "group" a time column and summarize it by day, month, etc. In Excel 2016 I can no longer get this to work with any data sets so far. Grouping the data just results in a "dumb" group with no summarization features.

    I've found documentation of the "auto-grouping" feature for time in Excel, but this never seems to function or appear on my Mac....how can I replicate the legacy function??

    8 votes

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  11. Page breaks (and other options) for Pivot table items

    We need the ability to have page breaks in pivot tables for each change in item like Excel on the Windows platform has. Right now I have to manually set page breaks with each change of the pivot table.

    7 votes

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  12. Single pivot from different tables in Mac

    I am unable to create create a single pivot table from 2 different tables in a mac.

    6 votes

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  13. Sort on multiple columns in a pivot table. I can now only sort on one column

    Suppose you want to sort on the second column from largest to smalles. And values in the first column (if they have the same value in the second column) you want to sort alphabetically. I can't find a way to do this in Excel for Mac.

    6 votes

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  14. Pivot Table Field List Improvements Request

    For the Pivot Table Field list, can you please have the option to make this dockable on the right like in windows excel? Please increase the size of the field name box. it starts off so small or allow (like in windows excel) the option to have the field boxes aligned vertically. Thanks.

    6 votes

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  15. Bring back PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard in Excel for Mac.

    Need to use different grouping from same source data. Functionality should be the same as Windows version. Without clearing cache for new table data grouping is consistent across all tables linked to same data source. I have one table in days but would like another table from same source but I years. It converts both tables to year altering the whole analysis. This affects slicers too. Workaround would be to inefficiently copy data source to another table with same data bit different name. So you would be C&P data from one table to the other. Not efficient at all.

    5 votes

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  16. Pivot Table - Add the option to "include new items in manual filters"

    Include the option to add new items in manual filters (same as the one that exists in the windows version)

    5 votes

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  17. Select all within pivot table filter drop down search

    In Windows you can select a filter drop down on a pivot table and search for something and select all. On a mac, when you search for something you then have to check all items matching the criteria.

    Example: I want to filter by month and I have each day of the month in my filter field name. If I search "Aug" for "August" I then have to check August 1 - 31 rather than being able to just select all within the search.

    5 votes

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  18. 3 votes

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  19. Sort Pivot Tables by more than one variable

    Allow a secondary sort on pivot tables if multiple values are the same. Currently, I have to calculate another variable to manually allow this feature.

    Ex: the total # of sales is equal for multiple salesmen, the program should default to sorting by another field of my choice (ex: Total value of sales)

    3 votes

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  20. office 365

    Make power query and power pivot available for excel macOS.

    3 votes

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