IMPORTDATA imports data at a given url in .csv (comma-separated value) or .tsv (tab-separated value) format.

Sample Usage

IMPORTDATA("http://www.census.gov/2010census/csv/pop_change.csv")

IMPORTDATA(A2)

Syntax

IMPORTDATA(url)

  • url - The url from which to fetch the .csv or .tsv-formatted data, including protocol (e.g. http://).

    • The value for url must either be enclosed in quotation marks or be a reference to a cell containing the appropriate text.

Notes

See Also

IMPORTXML: Imports data from any of various structured data types including XML, HTML, CSV, TSV, and RSS and ATOM XML feeds.

IMPORTRANGE: Imports a range of cells from a specified spreadsheet.

IMPORTHTML: Imports data from a table or list within an HTML page.

IMPORTFEED: Imports a RSS or ATOM feed.

Examples

Retrieves Google office-address information from the specified CSV file URL.