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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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      • merged cell

        Allow Excel Javascript API to check for merge cells. Currently it can only merge/unmerge cells but can not check the cell status.

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        • Page Setup API

          I would like to be able to access the page layout properties of the document so that I can set the print area.

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          • use an array to format font color/weight

            Use a method like numberFormat that takes a table to format the font colors, weights ... of the data in a table.

            For Example :

            const sheet = context.workbook.worksheets.getItem("Sample");
            const formats = [
            ["red", "red"],
            ["red", "red"],
            ["red", "red"]
            ];

            const range = sheet.getRange("D3:E5");
            range.XXX = formats;

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            • Excel-JS and VBA: scan VBA project to identify all unique object model calls.

              When designing and developing a VBA the developer can be reasonably sure that all the Excel APIs that are required for the project are available.
              If the developer wants to convert an existing VBA project to Excel-JS there is currently no easy way to find out if the VBA APIs being used exist in the restricted subset of Excel-JS APIs.

              It would be extremely useful to have a tool that analysed a VBA project and produced a unique list of all the VBA OM calls.

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              • Excel-JS: Set Range format to the format of a different range

                A frequent scenario when creating reports is to create in advance ranges containing things like header, detail and totals formats somewhere and then when creating the report (which may have a variable number of columns and detail lines etc) use the predefined range formats to set the report formats using the stored range formats.
                Its difficult to do this copying entire sheets or trying to set all the imdividual formats of a cell by trial and error using code.

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                • Excel-JS should support already open Excel workbooks

                  When multiple workbooks are open Excel treats their worksheets in a similar way across all open workbooks: you just qualify range references with the workbook name.
                  Excel-JS should behave the same way when the user opens multiple workbooks.

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                  • VBA: Support for IN statements

                    I would like to see the VBA environment support in statements.
                    E.g.:
                    If X in (1,5,7)
                    or
                    If Y in ("Open","Ready")

                    I know we can use case statements, but sometimes the code can become a lot more concise with an In statement.

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                    • Extensions Permission and more...

                      Allow developers/tenant admins to configure apps so that schema extension properties. Since the new Graph Explorer has been made available last week, we constantly run into 403 errors. I would like to do the same for a Document Library (aka Drive) then, the API returns bad request because there isn't an API in the first place.

                      1. Just looking at the new module extension point for Outlook add-ins.
                      2. Right now with admin consent looks
                      3. On behalf of any user in organization, but with no limit on the users
                      3. My intention is to have a daemon app that…

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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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                        • 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....).

                          30 votes
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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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                                • 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.

                                  10 votes
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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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