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Data Types

Stock Quotes CalCPA Article

By Jeff Lenning | July 15, 2019 |

Microsoft recently updated the built-in tools for retrieving stock quotes into Excel. If you’re typing closing prices into Excel manually, my recent California CPA Magazine article may be able to help you get it done faster. Specifically, it talks about how the Stock data type retrieves current quotes and related information, and how Power Query…

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Geography Data Type

By Jeff Lenning | December 5, 2018 |

As a quick follow up to my previous post about the Stocks data type, I wanted to talk about another data type: Geography. With the Geography data type, we can retrieve rich geographical data into Excel. Let’s check it out. Objective Let’s say we are working on a project and we wanted to create a…

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Stock Data Type – Stock Quotes and More

By Jeff Lenning | November 27, 2018 |

Well, I have a great update for you! We have the new system for retrieving stock quotes that we’ve been waiting for. It is the Stocks data type. But, first, a quick background. Historically, we were able to retrieve stock quotes by using the MSN MoneyCentral web query. I wrote about that here. And, that…

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