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                          Malcolm commented  · 

                          Please fix this. I just encountered it and it is a pain. Somebody has added, not unrealistically a total row to a table I use in PowerPivot and suddenly I find all the numbers in my analysis are wrong because the import thinks the total row is a data row!

                          You can't filter it out after the import as the row might be called something other than the default "Total" and the cells might contain Averages or one of the other options rather than Sum. There is an option to include/exclude headers. Why not an option to include/exclude total rows. This seems like a major oversight and I am puzzled why it has not been fixed in over a year.

                          Surely it is not too difficult to allow:
                          Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="myTable"]}[Content]
                          to be modified to specify the elements to be imported as in:
                          Source = Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="myTable"]}[[Headers],[Data]]

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                            Great suggestion – thanks again for taking the time to put it on this site and for the thoughtful followup comments. This is pretty related to some other work we’ve got going and already has a fair number of votes, so we’ll work on getting plans in place now and hope to get started on this soon.

                            Thanks,
                            John [MS XL]

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                                Malcolm supported this idea  · 
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                                  Malcolm 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

                                    Malcolm commented  · 

                                    Getting even more important now that Bi and get & transform are becoming an everyday tool. We critically need to be able to protect the cells around these tables whilst allowing rows and columns (don't forget pivot tables) to be added and deleted.

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                                        Malcolm commented  · 

                                        An absolute must. Causes me no end of problems.

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                                            Malcolm commented  · 

                                            I suggested a while back that some thing like this is needed to allow for better documentation of Excel files.

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