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auto update webservice api links

asked 2021-04-15 19:33:50 +0200

White Knight gravatar image

Hi there, There is an option to define that external WEBSERVICE() API links are automatically updated upon opening CALC.

However, I cannot find any information identifying whether these links are also updated whenever the sheet automatically recalcs for new entries or when a manual recalc is forced with F9.

As a comparison, Google Sheets permits the setting of an "update frequency" parameter with their API calls. It may be that these are only available when calling Google proprietary APIs - I never checked as that wasn't a significant aspect of my investigation.

Advice and further insights from anybody out there with more experience would be appreciated.

My sheet is only checking a single FOREX pair. Updating each time the sheet loads is perfectly adequate as the rate change is only likely to be frighteningly significant on a bad day in say 2008.

I perform some fairly well-defined tasks and exit/save the sheet rather than leaving it open in the background. Clearly, it updates as soon as I recommence processing.

Thanks in anticipation

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answered 2021-04-15 22:34:59 +0200

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The linked data is newly obtained and refreshed when you go to Edit -> Links to External Files... and hit Update.

If you want repeating refresh then instead of WEBSERVICE() use Sheet -> Link to External Data... and choose an update interval.

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Thanks for the info. A couple of new toys to play with:).

White Knight gravatar imageWhite Knight ( 2021-04-17 19:59:00 +0200 )edit
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