Re: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets

Subject: Re: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets
From: Tom Johnson <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:02:47 -0800

Thanks Mark. I'll check it out.

By the way, I tinkered around with the function in Excel that lets you
import data from external web sources, but it looks like it's a one-time
import. What I need is a script that will always pull from the defined
online source each time the spreadsheet is opened. The method described
here is really no different from copy and paste:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16797500/how-to-create-web-query-on-mac-excel-2011

Tom

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On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 2:52 PM, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:

> When you say customize in Excel, do you mean that the customize it by hand
> in Excel or that they have written an Excel macro so that Excel is working
> just as a scripting environment.
>
> If the latter, I'd suggest that something like Beautiful Soup would
> probably
> provide a better environment for this.
> http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/bs4/doc/
>
> Mark
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> Subject: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets
>
> Does anyone know how to export content from an HTML source to Excel
> spreadsheets?
>
> Our delivery group uses Excel spreadsheets to customize the request
> elements
> customers use in an API (filtering the body request down from hundred of
> elements to a manageable handful). Other than somehow generating a CSV
> export from a source, I have never tried to single source content into a
> Excel spreadsheet output.
>
> Tom
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