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  1. 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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    • Add/Improve XLL UDF Optional Argument Handling

      I have a number of exported XLL functions with optional arguments. When calls to these functions are made from Excel, the optional arguments are populated with a default value (e.g. zero for doubles). For functions where the default value (for example zero for doubles) is a potentially-valid input for an optional parameter, there is no easy way to "tell" when it should be interpreted as default or a valid input.

      It seems to me this could be handled by adding some additional metadata to the xlfRegister function call.

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      • Application.ScreenUpdating

        Add possibilities to disable screen updating to speed up things (Application.ScreenUpdating)

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        • Protect worksheet will protect non-lock cell for Excel online

          I have issue with protect worksheet in excel online. I will unlock all of the cells in the worksheet, and lock one range, then protect worksheet, after that nothing is editable in the worksheet, even the cells are unlocked. But once I close this file and reopens, everything works as expected, able to edit unlock cells. I don't know this is a bug or just some features not supported in excel online version.
          This issue only happens for excel online version, works fine for installed version. I m using latest office.js from official CDN link and can reproduce this issue…

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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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            • Find the dirty(edited) cell/cells from excel sheet using Excel JavaScript API

              How to find the dirty cell/cells from excel sheet using Excel Javascript API.

              If a cell is edited by value / formula / format, that became dirty. So I need to find, what are all the cells are dirty(edited) from range of cells.

              Please refer this stack over flow link - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50817709/find-the-dirtyedited-cell-cells-from-excel-sheet-using-excel-javascript-api

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              • 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.

                32 votes
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                • Name Manager name address format to JS API

                  We have given each Excel Table column our own Name using Name Manager. Now it is hard to find mapping between that and Table Column Name/Index. Excel UI shows it in Name Manager this way: =dimensionstable[[#Headers];[Dimension]] in 'Refers to' text box, but namedItemObject.getRange(); returns Range and from Range you get it out only in A1 format relative to worksheet, not in the form that Name Manager shows it, which would be needed.

                  We cannot use Table Header Names to identify column as user can change that (and we want to leave that option for user), so we use our own…

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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....).

                                    42 votes
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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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