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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!

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    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

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    Excel Help commented  · 

    Kenneth, I understand the syntax perfectly. As I wrote in my description and showed in the screenshots, I did use @ in one of my trials and it made no difference (and you can try it yourself, too you know!) Regardless, a whole-column reference like Table[Column], when used in a 1:1 relationship between the tables and with formula autofill turned on, DOES WORK. However, it only works when the A1 notation is the exact same in both worksheets. My post is about this second caveat.

    The fact that it works only when the tables are aligned in physical space is the issue. Tables are supposed to be independent of their A1 notation and that is the strength and purpose of structured references. It's the result of an oversight; a bug in the program.

    User Voice is for feedback on the software, not for soliciting solutions. I didn't ask for a lengthy workaround via helper columns, I'm trying to make the issue visible to the Excel team with the help of the User Voice community.

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    Kenneth I bring it up because this, like so many other intuitive and time-saving features, is a native feature in Google sheets. I'm sure you've either seen in these forums or experienced yourself that Google is much more attentive to user input and more aware of how we use their products than MS is, and the fact that this autocomplete already existed there before I even knew I needed it is a testament to how many people would use it in Excel.

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    I'd love to use add-ins to solve numerous Excel shortcomings, Gareth, but our organization requires we use MS products out-of-the-box.

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    Excel Help commented  · 

    Love this suggestion. It's the reason I sometimes avoid IFERROR and construct my own error checking.

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    Excel Help commented  · 

    3. Add Shift+click functionality to the filter menu, for selecting large numbers of consecutive items, but still fewer than the total list.

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    Thanks for the suggestion Levi! We’ll be taking a look at this along with some other asks around conditional formatting. It’s a big help to see the things with the most votes, particularly within areas like formatting. So please keep the votes coming for things you want us to do sooner!

    Thanks,
    John [MS XL]

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    Excel Help commented  · 

    All of the above comments, I second. In addition, I've noticed a weird bug where the "Applies to" field turns blank for some rules as I'm scrolling through many rules. Change or delete a rule, and it comes back. But randomly that field is missing the cell references.

    Btw MSFT, considering this "under review" for two years isn't very comforting. Can we get an update? Your power users are begging for long overdue changes to CF.

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    Great suggestion, thanks David! And thanks to other people who took the time to clarify/comment on this one. There’s definitely room to tighten this experience up in a number of places. We’re getting a lot of traffic on the site, so please keep voting for the things you care about most to help us do a great job of prioritizing.

    Best,
    John [MS XL]

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