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  1. Special Cells method

    In Excel API, I can't choose cells based if they have formulas or values.

    In VBA, I can do that by using Range.SpecialCells method. Also, I can specify if I want to get only text values, numbers, errors and/or booleans.

    Please, support this for Excel JavaScript API, because currently, I'm looping all the worksheet's used range rectangle to get the values, and my loops spend a lot of time skipping blank cells.

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    • Improved native reference control while using Bindings.addFromPromptAsync

      Currently when we use Bindings.addFromPromptAsync to use it as a cell reference picker which supports ANCHORING we face two issues:

      1) There is NO way how to get the range address directly (you have to find the Binding from the ID and there you can call binding.getRange() method!).

      2) The returned address from the binding.getRange() (as shown above) IGNORES the anchors used in the native dialog!

      My suggestion is to add a way to the Bindings.addFromPromptAsync to return the cell address really shown in the native dialog (i.e. it would support anchors like $A1, A$1, $A$1)! It could be as…

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      • Pivot Tables should support DataSet measures from PowerBI

        Currently, when using Analyze in Excel OR Connect to Data with a dataset in PBI, simple measures created in datasets are not allowed in pivot tables "values". This causes a developer to re-create manually each measure or model each report with explicit sum/avg/etc and hide numeric fields modeled with aggregation which are also called measures. Excel should support these measures in Values in a Pivot Table to reduce complexity in modeling, unleash the power of a dataset for self service and provide a very easy option for storing data in one place where it is usable by both excel and…

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        • Excel - Restrict specific cell's formatting in protected worksheets/workbooks BUT allow editing of said cell's values (e.g. characters only)

          Currently when you lock cells and enable worksheet protection, you cannot change anything in the cells.

          A VERY common and basic need is to allow editing of certain cell values but maintain or lock things like conditional formatting.

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          • Provide a way to exit autofilters

            Writing a row to a sheet that has autofilters (CTRL+Shift+L) on can be difficult / error prone. Please provide a way through the Office-js API to clear/remove the autofilters on a sheet.

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            • try out the new APIs in Beta! ✨✨✨

              We’ve just released our latest APIs of set 1.7 to public Beta!

              This set includes the
              New Chart APIs, which allows you to create customized charts to visualize data.
              Totally new Event APIs, which allows add-in to listen to the changes within workbook and get notified.
              Data validation APIs to access the validation function
              New properties to table, names items, style, pivot table and etc.

              See what’s new in this release!
              https://aka.ms/jsbetaapis

              Thanks so much for building success with Microsoft!

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              • JS API function to prevent user from sheet interaction

                It would be extremely helpful in certain cases to prevent user to interact with the sheet/workbook while some action in the task pane is required or when some process is running (e.g. when some complex sheet changes are being performed - formatting, inserting columns, inserting data, charts....).

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                • In the 2016 version of the EXCEL functional condition format, the "greater than" option does not contain equal, but it is equal to the "less

                  In the 2016 version of the EXCEL functional condition format, the "greater than" option does not contain equal, but it is equal to the "less" and "somewhere in" option在2016版EXCEL功能条件格式中,“大于”选项不包含等于,但是在“小于”和“介于”选项中,均包含等于

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                  • Excel: add button to reset column width or row hight to default value

                    It's quite a boring thing: if you want to change cell dimension to their default values you have to check what the default value actually, remember that value and enter it in the concerned field. Button would make life a lot easier!

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                      • Remove the size limitation of content-pane add-in's in Excel

                        In Excel desktop there is a limitation to the width a content pane can be resized when adjusting with the mouse. It appears to be approx 1000px. However, if the columns underneath the content pane are resized, the pane follows this adjustment and will become wider than the 1000px limitation imposed by mouse resize. However, if the content pane is then again resized with the mouse the width limitation kicks in again and the pane width snaps back.

                        In PowerPoint there is no such limitation to the width of a content pane Add-In. It would be helpful, and consistent, to…

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                        • Custom properties for Excel Addin

                          We can read/update custom properties in Word. It would be great if we can have similar function in Excel also.

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                          • Add event to Excel JavaScript API that fires when rows are hidden/unhidden

                            In Requirement Set 1.8 there are DataChanged events for tables and worksheets. It would also be useful to have similar events that provide the cell range affected and fire when the user explicitly hides/unhides rows or hides/unhides rows as a result of applying a filter.

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                            • Header and Footer in Excel Workbook

                              Similar to insertHeader in Word, can we have a similar function to read/update Header/Footer in Excel.

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                              • Add array formula support to the Excel Office Add-In API

                                We would like to have array formula support available in the office.js API. We use these heavily in our VSTO Excel Add-in in combination with user defined functions to display function output in multiple cells. Having this feature available would allow us to build the Excel Office Add-in we would like to build.

                                For other forum browsers, here is an example of an array formula.
                                https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2015/02/25/array-formulas-functions-excel/#array-formula-intro

                                Please note that while Binding.setDataAsync() in the office.js API supports adding formulas to a range of cells, you cannot see or edit the formula after adding.

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                                • Enhanced Excel

                                  I have an idea that will enhance the spreadsheet. It is so simple that I cannot understand why no one has thought of it. It will make it a much more powerful calculation and even db tool, that would make it more suitable to cloud application. I know that I will have to develop the Idea and license it if I want to get any compensation for it. Is there a way to get Microsoft interested in the concept and who or what must or can one contact to disclose / discuss it? It may be worth billions to a…

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                                  • show auto sum in the bottom when you switch to another excel sheet

                                    In Excel, when you highlight a bunch of cells, it averages, counts, and sums those cells. When you switch to another excel sheet, this disappears and only works on the active sheet. It would be much more productive to not make this disappear but keep that for use in the other excel sheet.

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                                    • Excel javascript to be able to do M code (Power Query) for data transformations

                                      Javascript code is already much more verbose than VBA. It could help to cut it down if we could use M code directly in Javascript to be able to do data transformations quickly.

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                                      • Bug: Error 429: You do not have an appropriate license to use this functionality

                                        Hi, I reported the following to Microsoft Customer Service and Support and the pointed me to this site to report this bug.

                                        We have developed applications in Visual Basic 6, which are executed as COM Addin from Microsoft Excel.
                                        Customers who use the Office 365 Insider program suddenly received the following notification when using our application:

                                        Error 429: You do not have an appropriate license to use this functionality

                                        Research provided that this message is generated by customers who currently have Excel version 16.0.8326.2052.
                                        This version is currently distributed through the Office 365 Insider program, also with Office 365 business…

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                                        • Ability to get username in Excel

                                          I'd like to be able to access the username listed under Account -> User Information in my add-in in Microsoft Office Excel 2016.

                                          Besides being able to customize the add-in experience and address the user by first name, having the full name would allow me to look up internal users and perform more advance functions like looking up permissions or recording their userId along with actions they perform.

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