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External Data

Stock Quotes

By Jeff Lenning | June 2, 2016 |

If you get stock quotes into Excel by typing or copy/pasting from your web browser, you may be able to get your work done faster if you use a built-in Excel feature. Excel’s external data feature enables you to retrieve data from a variety of sources—one of which happens to provide stock quotes. Check out…

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MSN MoneyCentral IQY Web Query

By Jeff Lenning | May 9, 2013 |

Note: see this post for instructions on using the new stock quotes system in Excel. I happened to notice that the MSN MoneyCentral Investor Stock Quotes IQY file did not install automatically with Excel 2013.  I’m not sure if this just occurred on my system, or, if this is by design. In any event, I’d like to…

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Pull External Data into Excel

By Jeff Lenning | March 28, 2013 |

Often, we use Excel to summarize detail that comes from some other program or accounting system. There are essentially three ways that I am aware of to get data from another program into a destination Excel worksheet, I’ll nickname them: Copy/Paste Pull Push Copy/Paste The Copy/Paste method is probably the most common.  It is when…

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