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[Bug 869715] Calc freezes (hangs) when doing web queries

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869715

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869715#c8


--- Comment #8 from Tony Su <tonysu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2014-04-19 23:52:22 UTC
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Regarding use version Factory 4.2.3.3,

Looks to me like this function is YMMV, possibly related to the page code.

When I pointed to one of the URLs listed above
http://www.sportinglife.com/football/results
The results were probably unsatisfactory, Team names and scores displayed in
cells without much logic.

Pointed to a page where the data is in HTMLv4 tables
http://realtimerpi.com/
Result was fairly nice

Pointed to a stock options page
http://thestockmarketwatch.com/stock/stock-data.aspx?stock=HD&a=showOptions
Result was only text was imported(and interestingly they were hyperlinked) but
<no> data points at all were imported.

So, it looks like this tool is YMMV.
I would guess that alternatives which publish data streams (eg XML web
services, feeds, etc) are more reliable for live data, otherwise snapshotting
an HTML table (copy and paste) still works for me always.

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