208 votes28 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Data Import · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
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.
Lead Program Manager
I don't see this problem as being much different than sharing macro-enabled workbooks, sharing with people who have older versions of Excel without Power Query or Power Pivot installed/enabled, etc.
For workers who are doing the work starting from the data wrangling all the way to the report-writing, themselves, it wouldn't make a difference at all; as what they would be sharing in the end is a word document, powerpoint, or an online dashboard that doesn't really reach back to the query stage.
143 votes21 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Macros and Add-ins · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
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.
ash [MS XL]