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Excel PivotTable View Comes to Web, Power Automade Lands on Windows and Mac

Microsoft Excel on web now has a PivotTable View, while Mac and Windows users can access Office Scripts through Power Automate.


As we move into a new month, is giving us the usual rundown of what new features came to its Excel spreadsheet app in the previous month. For January 2023, received a trio of new tools including the PivotTable for Excel on the web and the Power Automate tab for Excel on Windows and Mac.

Let's start with the PivotTable, which Microsoft describes as a popular request from users giving feedback. In Microsoft Excel on the web, the PivotTable “Show Details” option provides a new view that highlights the source data for a PivotTable value cell.

For users, the tool is a good addition that helps them better understand how PivotTable values are calculated.

“For example, if you see an unexpected value in your PivotTable, you can use Show Details to confirm whether the source data used to calculate that value is as expected or if there is an issue with the underlying data,” Microsoft explains.

This feature is available by double-clicking or right-clicking, but it is also accessible through the PivotTable tab.

Power Automate

Moving away from the web and to Microsoft Excel on Windows and Mac. Last month, Microsoft brought access to the Power Automate tab on both platforms. This tab provides access and options to scripts, allowing users to create and modify scripts for automation tasks.

By accessing Office Scripts, users can connect workflows across Office apps, including SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

Elsewhere on Windows and Mac, Excel Insiders can now record worksheet actions with Office Scripts, while also being able to check formula values with a tooltips preview.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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