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        39 comments  ·  Excel Online » PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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          Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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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

            Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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              Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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                Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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                  Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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                    Thanks for the suggestion Wyn! Thanks also to all the contributors to this thread for the thoughtful discussion and debate.

                    Of the many lookup function requests, this is currently one of the highest ranking on UserVoice. Please keep the votes rolling in if you’d like to see this, it helps us prioritize new feature work.

                    JoeMcD [MS XL]

                    Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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                      Imke Feldmann supported this idea  · 
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                        Hi everyone,
                        Stock data types are now available to all Windows Office 365 subscribers with an English editing language installed (our data is only available in English at this time). You can find some instructions on how to use the feature here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-a-stock-quote-e5af3212-e024-4d4c-bea0-623cf07fbc54. The feature will also be appearing in Excel for Mac and Excel Online in early 2019 – as usual, Office Insiders will see the feature before the general population. See http://aka.ms/officeinsider for more info.

                        One pro tip to locate instruments on a different exchange is to include an ISO country code alongside the symbol, for instance MX MSFT will tell Excel to grab Microsoft from the Mexican stock exchange instead of Nasdaq. We’ll be publishing more thorough documentation in the near future.

                        We also acknowledge that this is only half of the requested feature in this suggestion – the current stock prices piece. The ability to…

                        Imke Feldmann commented  · 

                        Alternatively, you can pull stock market data through Power Query into Excel. Alpha Vantages for example provides an API with minutewise refresh: https://www.alphavantage.co/documentation/ You can adjust the query properties in Power Query / Excel to refresh every minute as well.

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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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                            Hi folks,

                            Thanks for your passion around this. We’ve been discussing this item off and on for some time now and we’d love to get your input.

                            The reason we’ve resisted this is because the R runtime & various packages (and updating their versions) aren’t straightforward for other users to install. This limits sharing such queries across a workgroup.

                            What do you think?

                            For others reading this that’d like us to prioritize this work, please be sure to add your vote since we’re prioritizing our backlog based on these.

                            thanks

                            Ashvini Sharma
                            Lead Program Manager
                            Excel

                            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?

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                              Hi all,

                              Yes, we’re considering providing R integration with Excel in the future, the number of votes on this item helps us gauge overall community interest in this, so please pull in others if you think they’d like this as well.

                              regards
                              ash [MS XL]

                              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

                              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 Ken,

                                Thanks for logging this suggestion. Yes, this could be quite useful. Others that’re interested in this, please do log your votes so we’ll prioritize this work appropriately.

                                thanks

                                Ashvini Sharma
                                Lead Program Manager
                                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

                                    Imke Feldmann shared this idea  · 
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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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                                          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.

                                          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!

                                          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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