Re: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets

Subject: Re: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Tom Johnson <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:27:50 -0800

That function updates the data every time you load the Excel sheet.

-Tony

On Thursday, 18 February 2016, Tom Johnson <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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 <javascript:;>>
> 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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> >
> > 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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single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets: From: Tom Johnson
RE: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets: From: mbaker
Re: single sourcing to Excel spreadsheets: From: Tom Johnson

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