Excel – Data from Web


Thinking Through Excel A1

Many a times in office hours, there will be some interesting data over the internet to follow in live like stock prices, election counting results, and importantly live cricket score cards. Though my manager do not minds me checking the score regularly through browser, opening a browser draws unwanted attention on to another related news article / tweets / photo …etc. thus losing track on the work I am doing in my Excel sheet. (there are lot of psychological / behavioral studies performed on how web browsing changes individual working styles which are beyond my writing skills to put them here)

To avoid this navigating across web browser and Excel, I decided to link the score card to one of working Excel-sheet or some corner working Excel-sheet. One of the easiest way to do this is link the web connection data to Excel. Though there are many other ways (defining…

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