Issue 14673 - use http references as values in cell formulas
Summary: use http references as values in cell formulas
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Reported: 2003-05-20 15:55 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Description Unknown 2003-05-20 15:55:04 UTC
it would be useful to be able to access data over http and use it in cell

example: you might have a servlet-based web application that does budgeting.  an
accountant might want to use some of those services in a spreadsheet.  We might
use a cell formula like this:


this would access the GetLabor servlet and return the labor cost for the second
quarter of 2002, which the accountant could then use in the spreadsheet for his
own purposes.

From the organization's perspective, this has several benefits: 

1) it allows reuse of server-based logic in desktop apps.

2) sometimes organizations have logic redundantly scattered throughout office
documents, but a wholesale reimplementation of all the spreadsheet functionality
as a web app can be a huge job.  this feature would allow the developers at to move the logic over to (say) servlets gradually, and use them
immediately within the existing spreadsheets.
Comment 1 frank 2003-05-21 09:08:11 UTC
Hi Bettina,

1 4 u

I think this would be a great improvement.

Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:39:31 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:49:37 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".