Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Excel mashup tutorial

One of our Excel MVPs—Jan Karel Pieterse—emailed us earlier this week suggesting we take a look at the online tutorial he created about Excel Mashups. We did, and now we want to share it with you. 

In case you missed it, we recently blogged about, a new site for developers which includes demo apps and code snippets for building Excel “mashups.”  If you don’t know exactly what a mashup is, you’re not alone—it’s just a web page that takes data from existing sources and combines it into something new. For example, a web guide to restaurants that consists of search results, Bing maps, and customer reviews.

You create an Excel mashup by uploading a workbook to SkyDrive and then embedding it on a web page. Then, you use JavaScript to programmatically interact with that workbook.

Jan Karel's tutorial:

Shows you how to embed a workbook on a web page.Provides JavaScript code snippets.Walks you through creating a web control.Provides a demo that pulls it all together.

And, you can read his instructions in Dutch or English! Have fun!

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