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    Thanks everyone for showing a lot of passion about Dataflows data connector in Excel! We’re evaluating our future investments and your votes help us to prioritize. Please keep voting if you like this idea.

    Guy Hunkin
    Principal Program Manager
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  2. 649 votes

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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for allowing interaction with Excel while in Power Query Editor window. We do think that this suggestion has merit but we don’t think that we’ll be able to devote time to it in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Team

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    Please implement this feature.
    I often find myself wanting to check or adjust figures from the workbook.
    Opening the file in a 2nd instance will mean read-only mode, so adjustments are not possible.

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    Thanks for logging this great suggestion, Zack, and to others for voting it up. We’ll prioritize this according to the number of votes, so if there’s more interest, please make sure to register your vote!

    Thanks

    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

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  7. 84 votes

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    I’ve modified the title of this request to better reflect the work that we are now planning to do. The original request included multiple features, some of which we now plan to implement while others will not happen anytime soon.

    The work we plan to do is to quit showing tabular objects as if they were multi-dimensional in the PivotTable field list. We’ll stop splitting tables into measure groups and dimensions. We were already handling this correctly for the Excel data model, and we’ll extend that work to also handle external AS databases.

    In addition, when a field is dragged to the Rows area of a PivotTable, we will also stop converting everything to strings. We’ll retain the field’s data type so that we can apply proper sorting and filtering to dates and other non-text fields.

    We will not be switching to sending DAX queries from Excel, because this would…

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  9. 349 votes

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    Hi all,

    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for adding Get Parameter button to Power Query. We do think that this suggestion has merit but we don’t think that we’ll be able to devote time to it in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Thanks,
    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Program Manager

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  10. 41 votes

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    Hi Deepak,

    Thanks for logging this issue. I agree this would be quite useful, especially as Power BI is emerging as a hub for business data.

    This request is slightly different than what PBI Desktop does. PBI Desktop essentially provides a Live Connect essentially deferring the model to the service and limiting the experience to visualizations so it’s not importing data into the report. So there’re two possible outcomes you could be looking for:
    1. Allow users to import data into Excel as query tables, just like one can from an external store like SQL Server or Oracle. This provides fine grained data retrieval.
    2. Create a new PivotTable that summarizes data on PBI service.

    The PBI Publisher addin performs #2. Is that what you’re looking for? Or would you rather have #1 if you had to choose?

    Others coming new to this suggestion, please be sure to add your…

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    Wouldn't it be a good start to give us R in Power Query like in the query editor (!!) in Power BI (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-r-in-query-editor/) ?

    Can well imagine that the integration of plots into Excel is more complicated, but the integration into the M-scripts must be almost straightforward - or am I mistaken here?

  12. 151 votes

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    I would very much welcome the R-integration into Power Query / Get&Transform rather than directly into Excel, like this: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/15544569-add-run-r-script-option-to-excel-2016-and-excel

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    Support!
    Hopefully the "R-integration" that has been introduced into PowerBI will flow to Power Query in Excel soon. Of course it would be even better, if we wouldn't have to run R separately but natively (or as an Add-On?) in Excel.

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    Hi Imke & others,

    Thanks for logging this suggestion and voting on it. Yes indeed this would be very useful to make it easier and quicker.

    For those that’d like to get this done, please be sure to register your vote to help us prioritize against out backlog.

    thanks

    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

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  15. 26 votes

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    Very good suggestion!

    Let's make a list other items that should be able to be retrieved as well:

    - Comments
    - ... ?

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    Currently you can do this via Power Query (or Get&Transform in 2016).

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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for this idea. We do think that this suggestion has merit but we don’t think that we’ll be able to devote time to it in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Inbar,
    Excel Team

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    @Tim Graham,
    I can understand your objections and figured out in the meantime that we might not be on the same page here, so opened up a separate post on it here: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/15673497-harmonize-excel-currentworkbook-with-excel-workboo

    My use case is to lay a standardized "frame" around different incoming data to enable a secure import of data. So you have all sorts of different incoming data (time series from different sources) which share a common set of very basic metadata (ID and date). So the user copy/pastes some standardized columns to the left and rows on top where he places the codes (mark which row or column contains ID and dates in which format) but he shouldn't touch the data at all.

    So just a different way trying to avoid errors to user interactions basically.

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    @GuyHunkin: Excel.CurrentWorkbook() doesn't solve the problem, as it doesn't return the content from the current file that comes as Kind "Sheet" from Excel.Workbook.

    Which is the data that sits in sheets as a simple range and is neither a named range/ defined name or a table. This is a big problem, as the workaround via File("Sheetname") is totally buggy (see here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1269e769-fc79-46fe-af7e-b0a67393c56a/excelcurrentworkbook-not-returning-consistently?forum=powerquery ).

    So if the Excel.CurrentWorkbook() would return the content of a sheet which if formatted as a simple range this would solve one of the problems!

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    Imke Feldmann commented  · 

    Strongly support this!

    Need it for client applications and the need to save before the refresh actually returns the correct data doesn't sell very well :-(

    People who are not that familiar with the engine will get confused or loose trust in the correctness of the results

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