4 votes0 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Data Import · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
251 votes23 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Data Import · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Hi Joana & others,
Thanks for logging this suggestion. Yes, being able to protect your queries would be quite useful indeed for delivering solutions. We’ll prioritize this based on the interest, so if you’re reading this and haven’t voted as yet, please do so.
Lead Program Manager
Hi Ryan, the problem is that locking the workbook structure with password data can't be refreshed, also the Queries can be copied to another workbook.
Anyway, thank you very much for your interest in the subject
Of course, we use both Excel and Power BI. But with Excel environment only, is not possible to protect the Queries.
The point is, as well as you are able to protect the formulas, VBE, … and any other modifications in an Excel workbook, why this is not possible with Power Query.
Of course in some chats they explain how to do it, for ex. (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37444536/how-to-password-protect-power-query-queries), but I think that the tool should let the users to do it without such alternative ways.
Sure I have not explained well in my request.
Power Query queries are basic in the data model that later on is designed, any change on the queries can affect decisively on results and may even cause it to stop working.
Of course the connections can be protected in Power Query, they already have password as they have in the source systems.
What I ask for, is that when a file (which has a data model created with Power Query) is distributed to the users be able to protect the queries from users modifications.
If users want to learn Power Query no problem, it is possible to send the unprotected Queries to practice. But when you send official reports which have important data and measures to the users they should not practice with that.
I have had already problems on this subject.
419 votes9 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » PivotTables and Power Pivot · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks for logging this one, and thanks to others for voting this up.. We’ve actually had this on our list to get to for some time and have been balancing doing this against other… The more the community helps us rank it higher, the better the signal on overall importance… so, for those that haven’t voted for this but want it, do vote!
ash [MS XL]
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871 votes140 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Tables, Sorting and Filtering · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
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!
Lead Program Manager
I would like to add that it shlould be also allowed to modify the tables in protected sheets via VBA.
Now you can't, even if when you protect the sheet with the VBA option UserInterFaceOnly: = True.
To be able to work with tables, through VBA, we have to unprotect and protect the sheets each time.
111 votes0 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Editing · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
1,606 votes539 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Editing · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks very much for your votes. And to those who took the time to fill in the survey, thank you! This is a brief update to let y’all know that we’ve started work on this feature request.
- Urmi [Msft]
525 votes256 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » PivotTables and Power Pivot · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
I’m happy to announce that your input has had another direct impact on the product. In this case, a decision has been made to have Power Pivot be available in all Windows editions (“SKUs”) of Excel! This means the Business, Home, Standard, etc.. all of these will have Power Pivot. As your comments have indicated, Power Pivot has moved from targeting a specialized audience to generally useful capability for working with data in spreadsheets. As such, it makes sense to make this as broadly available as possible.
We have started rolling this change out with the April Current Channel updates (Builds 9330 and beyond). I’m also happy to announce that these SKU changes will be reflected on the upcoming 2019 version as well.
Thank you for pushing for this!
We are glad to announce that the first phase of the project is available for Insiders Fast. At this stage we support refresh from text, CSV, XLSX, JSON and XML files.
Refer to the following blog post for more details:
I encourage you to try the new functionality and share your feedback with us via Send a Smile/Frown at the top right corner in your Excel for Mac.
We have exciting times ahead of us!
- Excel Team