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asked 2012-04-03 02:24:50 +0200

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updated 2012-04-03 10:44:08 +0200

I found this article which explains how to have MS excel read anything from the internet. However, I cannot find a way to do this in Libre Calc. Is it possible and if so, how?

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answered 2013-02-16 04:53:49 +0200

qubit gravatar image

HI @bradarv90,

If Calc isn't supporting particular features that you desire, please feel free to file an enhancement bug and provide as much information as possible. Include a link to the article you mention, if you think it provides a good description of the particulars.

The QA team will be happy to help you triage your feature request in the bugtracker.

If you do file an enhancement bug, please post a link to it in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


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answered 2012-04-03 03:01:43 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Menu/Insert/Link to external data.

Click the help button for more information.

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I just did that and all it let me do was post a hyperlink.

bradarv90 gravatar imagebradarv90 ( 2012-04-03 03:19:54 +0200 )edit

After insert the hyperlink click on button [,,,] next to hyperlink and wait for the LibreOffice show the tables in the box.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2012-04-03 03:40:18 +0200 )edit

This might work for any file Calc can open, but how to read a specific value from a webpage ( For example the number of answers of this very page...?

Florian Reisinger gravatar imageFlorian Reisinger ( 2012-04-03 10:46:40 +0200 )edit

Florian, that is because the feature in question (in both products) deals with HTML tables i.e., the <table> element. Where in this page (for example) is there a <table> element?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2012-04-03 11:25:35 +0200 )edit

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