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        jeffrey Weir commented  · 

        Yes, would be cool if all 2016 folk got this. I also completely agree that it is **** confusing to find out who gets what update.

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          Hi folks –

          Thanks for the continued passion around this topic.

          We’d like to gather more information to help us better understand the needs around Excel and Python integration.

          To help us with this, can you please complete the survey below?

          https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR7tUuWqOwSJFpBE5ZLhdkgtUMkhZWlkxRjhDRklXSjNTVkNSWkE2WlNQMS4u

          Ashvini Sharma
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                          jeffrey Weir commented  · 

                          Yes please. For Tables too. Meanwhile, here's a link to my workaround code http://dailydoseofexcel.com/archives/2017/12/08/identifying-pivottable-collisions/

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                              jeffrey Weir commented  · 

                              I've posted a work-around at http://dailydoseofexcel.com/archives/2017/12/10/seven-steps-to-almost-protected-calculated-columns/ that gives you a way to leave the calculated column unprotected while stopping users from directly selecting the cells in calculated columns with the mouse. This works by parking a locked invisible shape over the column. Users can still select the cells by navigating them using the arrow keys, but are then prohibited by overwriting the formulas via a DV condition. They can still delete the formulas however...although I've got a pop-up DV input message warning them against doing so. Convoluted work-around that mostly works, but no substitute for the kind of usability improvement we would get if MS changed Table protection in line with this thread.

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                              The thing that annoys me is the apparent bug when you have locked some cells in a Table to protect an important formula, but still want users to be able to use the Insert Row functionality. After locking the sheet, if a user right clicks and chooses the Insert Row option, they see the error message "The cell or chart you're trying to change is on a protected sheet. To make a change, unprotect the sheet". But the new row has been inserted (meaning the previous error message is actually completely incorrect), although your important protected formula doesn't get copied down (which completely defeats the purpose of protecting it). This is so obviously a bug - one that I'm positive has been reported to MS - and so I just cannot fathom why it hasn't been fixed. Sure, I could write some VBA to add a custom 'Insert Row' entry to the right click menu, but I try to keep my templates macro-free as much as possible. And I wouldn't need macros if this functionality actually did what it says on the box.

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                                  jeffrey Weir commented  · 

                                  By the way, PowerPIvot will let you do this, using a disconnected slicer. https://www.fourmoo.com/2017/11/21/power-bi-using-a-slicer-to-show-different-measures/

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                                  I coded up this very thing in VBA today! Works a treat. Had to use a disconnected slicer, and a 'settings' table that records what aggregations/layout/formatting gets applied.

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                                    jeffrey Weir commented  · 

                                    You say something has changed. What? Your Cologne? The President?

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                                      Thanks to Graham for starting this conversation. If you would also like Excel to maintain named range references and structured table references in the “applies to” field for Conditional Formatting rules, please add your comments and vote this one up. We will prioritize accordingly.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Steve (MS Excel)

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                                        Hi Ken,

                                        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!

                                        thanks
                                        ash [MS XL]

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