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  1. Link to External Data

    Please add feature to allow a link from one workbook to data in another workbook. The feature needs to enable update of the linked data. This feature already exists in Excel 2016 and 2013.

    34 votes
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  2. Csv

    Simply build in support for opening CVS files. A number of websites that I use to pull down reports and data only export delimited files. I can only open them in Apple Numbers to mixed results. This should absolutely be functionality that the IOS app should take ownership of.

    23 votes
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  3. Please support "Excel" links from external workbooks…

    Excel Online does not support links from external workbooks…

    12 votes
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  4. Drag and drop on ios11

    Use drag and drop to import files and photos from other apps (including 3rd party and office apps)

    10 votes
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  5. Linked Excel Sheets Data Refresh

    Allow data refresh function from one linked excel sheet to another on android application.

    9 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. Ability to enter data thru dictation facility.

    Use dictation facility to enter data

    8 votes
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  8. Import data and create table from the web (using URL) - iPad Pro !!

    Analyze Data Tables from the Web Using Microsoft Excel on iPad Pro -
    Use data from online tables inside of Microsoft Excel

    https://www.lifewire.com/using-web-pages-with-excel-3469852

    7 votes
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  9. Add recover the file option

    To recover files even when it was not saved to onedrive

    5 votes
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  10. Data Refresh of external data links (stock quotes) in iPhone Excel app.

    Data Refresh of external data links (stock quotes) in iPhone Excel app.

    When on the windows laptop, under the data tab, the "Refresh All" button works great. It would be very handy if we had the same functionality on our mobile devices.

    5 votes
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  11. Paste Special across different sheets

    On Excel on iPad, if you try to copy formulas, for example, from one sheet, and open another sheet in a different file on the Excel app, it won't give the full paste special options e.g. formulas, formats, values. It only displays "picture". Paste special works fine within the same sheet, just not across sheets.

    5 votes
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  12. OCR cell input

    Expose a quick & ready method to begin inputting text into current active cell from an OCR scan from the camera. There would ideally be a way to optionally have the scan jump to the next column, next row, or no jump, after confirming good read.

    An example scenario: you have been tasked with taking inventory of all the computers in your office, including serial numbers. You create a new spreadsheet on your mobile device. Click in the first row and make a "header" row with labels "office number", "serial number", "item type" and "model number". Next, you walk up…

    5 votes
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  13. Add the ability to grab data from sensors on the phone e.g. GPS location

    There are a lot of use cases for a mobile phone or tablet in using data that basically involve collecting data in the field then analysing it on a spreadsheet once back in an office. Why not just add the ability to grab the data on the mobile versions of Excel?

    5 votes
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  14. Convert handwriting to Text / Convert handwriting to numbers Option

    Apple pencil is great; so is the drawing feature but it usability is limited since it there isn't a way to convert to text/numbers within cells.

    We still have go back and re-enter data by typing.

    4 votes
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  15. Support .iqy files in Excel on Macbook.

    You own SharePoint and Excel, please allow Excel on MacBook to support .iqy. More and more people use MacBooks for business.

    4 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Input/output data

    Allow data to be input or output. Even just allowing a designated aheet to import/export independantly as a CSV file can allow a spreadsheet to reference different data sets.

    4 votes
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  18. Can someone help here, How do I open a .iqy file in excel on iMac?

    Can someone help here, How do I open a .iqy file in excel on iMac?

    3 votes
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  19. Allow auto update data from web in iphone, enable data connection option in mobile missing

    Allow auto update data from web in iphone, enable data connection option in mobile is missing

    I have created a very useful spreadsheet that auto-updates several cells from external data. Works perfectly on computer.

    Can't see how to make it work on the ios version !!

    3 votes
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  20. EPS for Stock Quotes

    Adding EPS (earnings per share) to the list of available options in the stock feature

    2 votes
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