Issue 74557 - Importing external data
Summary: Importing external data
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 74556
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: Other Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: spreadsheet
QA Contact: issues@sc
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Reported: 2007-02-14 20:34 UTC by xandros1
Modified: 2008-07-15 10:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description xandros1 2007-02-14 20:34:09 UTC
When linking to external data online, a graphical user interface (i.e. web
browser) is needed for obtaining information from the web.  

I would like to download stock qoutes from the internet, but when I link to the
web page from calc I get a list of about 50 tables to choose from.  This is not
user friendly.  Look at how Excel handles importing data from the internet. 
They give you a web browser from within Excel that will highlight all the tables
that have data that is available for downloading.  This way you can see which
table you want instead of having to guess the text number of it.   

Try this example in Excel:

Go to:
Data> Import external data> new web query:  

Here you will see a browser opened up that allows you to search the internet for
the info you want to import.  You can see yellow arrows at the corners of each
graph or table allowing you to select the data.

Ooo needs this kind of an import feature for external data.  The lines of text
used in OOo link to external data are simply not adequate.
Comment 1 kpalagin 2007-02-15 07:54:33 UTC
Dup of

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 74556 ***
Comment 2 oc 2008-07-15 10:34:12 UTC
closed as duplicate