Web Queries on Google Docs

Imagine having a spreadsheet that automatically refreshes the data you are interested in.

There are functions in MS Excel and Google Spreadsheets to do this.

It is very easy to do in MS Excel but a bit more challenging in Google Spreadsheets.

In MS Excel you can just point and click on the data you want to query but in Google Spreadsheets it is bit more challenging because you write in the table you want to import. This requires trial and error

Below is the formula to obtain a listing of nonprofits in Polk County Florida.

=ImportHtml(“http://nccsweb.urban.org/PubApps/geoShowOrgs.php?Id=C12105&Code=C12105&V=Pf&Src=County”,”Table”, 4)

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