New Data Types in Excel


Check out all these new data types in Excel! Wolfram|Alpha: Microsoft Excel Integration


Have you tried them?  Leave a comment below to let us know what you think.



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@cuong Hi Cuong!

Would love to get my hands on these, but I have an MS365 Apps for Business subscription (English). Although I'm in the Beta channel with regard to Excel, it seems I'm missing the boat here. All publications I find refer to the new data types being available for MS365 Personal and Family subscribers. Any idea if/when this will reach Business subscribers?


Thank you for this information.


I registered, will leave my feedback after some time.


It looks very interesting.


@KayceeSue would you please help?

@Riny_van_Eekelen We can't promise a specific timeline at the moment, but we do have a plan for Businesses to enable Wolfram Data Types. At the moment, we didn't want any businesses to take any sort of data dependency on Wolfram while we are still finishing most things. We want to allow businesses to Opt-in to Wolfram data if they choose, without the buttons necessarily being available by default.

That being said, please try logging in to Excel for the Web, you may be able to see the ribbon buttons available there. If not, we may still be blocking them based on you're sign in from a business account. Please send feedback from the Help Tab in Excel for the Web, and include ATTN: Kayceer with a description of how you can't see Wolfram data types. This will allow me to look at some telemetry and identify if we have a bug somewhere, or if we are doing it intentionally at the moment. 




As a simple user, I can only be amazed how beautiful and how it can get even better.

But why do I have to have more and more file types?
Why not a file type that informs me about the existing file what type it is.
Can you describe more what you mean @Nikolino?
Perhaps wrong translation from German, do you mean data type or file type?
As Mr. Baklan suspects, my English is not the best ... is due to the translator software :)))) ... not necessarily.
I mean file type.
When I was reading through your article, this question came up to me and I wanted to share it in this sense.
We have all possible endings in the workbooks. Like .xlsx, xlsm, xlsb, .xls, .xlm, etc.
From a technical point of view, I can understand why this is so.
As a user, I cannot understand why it should be.
Why not one ending for everyone!
It's a simplification, and I like simplifications.

Thanks for your time


 Thank you for the info. As I said before, technically I can understand it.

Depending on what I want to do, I also have to choose the ending.

But as a user, I don't want to understand it.

As a user, you don't want to understand why something doesn't work,

you want to know how it could possibly work, even if only theoretically.

It's about adapting to the end user and not taking the technical limits as a measure.

We saw that with smartphones, where someone did not stick to the technical limits

and followed the users' requirements more ... in the process,

he turned an entire industry upside down.

To cut a long story short is just one thought i wanted to share.

If it doesn't fit here or if this is impossible, please just ignore it. 


In the end I would like to thank you for your interest in my thought

and for taking the trouble to read it all through. ... and as I said, it's just a thought :).