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I'm trying to parse some logs in a file. The program that add logs runs in the background. I want to look at the file at a given moment and then after a few minutes to reload it and look again. Is there a menu for that ? a hidden keyboard shortcut ? I don't want to go through the whole close excel and reopen or open multiple windows with the same file

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Link your data from within another excel spreadsheet. Then click the "Refresh Data" button, or create a macro in your new sheet and bind it to a keyboard shortcut.

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Great. It worked nicely after I realized I need to choose "import external data" from data menu. You get a nice button for "update field" and it reimports my file (along with the special delimeter char). – DrorCohen Dec 29 '09 at 8:27
Good deal. Sorry, I should've put that part in there :) – muncherelli Dec 30 '09 at 20:31

I asked on the beta program for a similar feature years ago but as far as I know, it was never added. (Well, I requested it on Word)

The only thing you can really do is to close the document and reopen.


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