MSFT changed MSN Money website

Posted on 2015-01-30
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Last Modified: 2015-03-17
For years, I tracked my stocks using Excel.  The external web queries would get the stock data from MSN Money and populate the fields for high, low, dividends, open, close, etc.  A few months ago, MSFT changed their website and ruined all of my external queries.  I contacted MSFT and they said, "sorry."  Anybody have any thoughts how I can get this data imported automatically into a spreadsheet?  Most of the websites are full of crap and commercials which makes it difficult for an Excel web query to work on a list of 120 stocks.
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Can you post a sample of the web data and the address http ?

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Thanks for the reply.  Here is the spreadsheet with all the embedded queries.
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Thanks again.  Here is the result.  Lots of errors, and some areas (like last price) do not have selectable arrows.  I am beginning to think MSFT has hosed me again....
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I did it for you in this file in cell A1

I don't know about the outcome of data this you are more expert than me in this.

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I appreciate the help, but that didn't seem to do it.
Thanks for the effort!
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by:Vadim Rapp
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If you have Office 2013, you can use function WEBSERVICE with some free public service like http://www.webservicex.net/stockquote.asmx

For earlier Office, there are other solutions, let us know if that's the case.
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gowflow earned 1000 total points
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Did you find any solution or still looking for one ? I have receive an alert that this question may still be un-attended.

I have develop a solution separately but don't know if this could be of any help to you, but it does not harm to lay it here.

In the attach file you put in Column A the Stocks that you wish to get info for and in Column B and C start date and End Date this could be 1 day or 1 month or as much as you want and once you hit the Get Data button it will check on a site and get you for the time frame Open/Close High and Low. You may add all the stocks that you want.

Pls try it and will be interested to get your feedback on it.

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by:Martin Liss
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