Issue 122608 - Suggestion to develop compatibility with Quandl
Summary: Suggestion to develop compatibility with Quandl
Status: CLOSED OBSOLETE
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Reported: 2013-06-27 13:06 UTC by zhsears
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:56 UTC (History)
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Description zhsears 2013-06-27 13:06:27 UTC
Hello, I hope this is the right way to submit a suggestion.
I want to use the free data management site Quandl with Calc. They offer an excel add in xlam. I inquired if the add in could work with Calc and they responded they would need a volunteer to do the programming and asked if I knew anyone who could do that. I certainly do not! But I thought maybe OO would be interested in enhancing compatibility. I would love not to use excel, but compatibility seems to be an issue. Any way OO could make an extension or add so that Calc could work with the free Quandl xlam? It seems like it could be powerful and improve access to data for many. Thanks for consideration. 
ZS
Comment 1 Rob Weir 2013-06-27 17:14:21 UTC
We should already be compatible with Quand's data.  What they call "Excel" format is really just CSV text files, and OpenOffice Calc supports those directly.

With an OpenOffice extension you have additional support along the lines of what their Excel add-in provides.  

The OpenOffice project depends on volunteer programmers as well.  But at least we now know of Quandl and can keep it in mind for the future.
Comment 2 zhsears 2013-07-01 12:35:46 UTC
Rob, I was thinking of the add in for excel from Quandl, not the csv format...

Any way to coordinate or collaborate with them on a Calc add in?

Zach Sears
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-07 18:59:50 UTC
Moved to:

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Extensions/Ideas/Calc