Getting data from Google Docs to Excel

In various posts I have covered ways to get data in and out of Excel and other PC based systems. The latest capability I have looked at is being able to get data live into Excel from Google Docs.

Google uses the ‘Wire Protocol’ to exchange data between gadgets, Google Docs etc. Read here for an implementation of Wire Protocol for Excel to get data from Google Docs into Excel.
As usual you can download all you need to implement this capability in your own workbooks.
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  1. Looks like Google have just tweaked their wire protocol a little to be more jSON friendly – specifically the key/value pairs now have a quoted keys – so for example what used to say table:[ now says "table":[ .

    I modified the cDataSet downloadable example file today that is the subject of this article to work with this new Google wire format.


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