web queries that import only a single cell?


New Member
Nov 7, 2013
I am trying to make an action house profit calculator for a game and I have all the data setup correctly to calculate profits and auto update values when new information is put in into the material cost page.

I want to have the data updated from a website either automatically or when i manually refresh it, i dont care which. I researched on the microsoft website and google and found that you do this by using web queries and learned how to insert a web query that auto updates every x minutes from an external website however it inserts an entire table from a website and i only want data from one cell on that website. I have been unable to find an answer to this myself through hours of research i only find how to insert an entire table.

To give you a better idea of what i'm trying to do here are some pictures.

Here is the price data page I want to be updated with a query from an external action house website for a game.

I want all of those prices in the excel doc to be auto updated or refreshed from online data.

here is the website:

The problem is I can only do a search for one item at a time with the way the website is set up unless i were to make a program that scans every page of the website and brings the information up in order on a single page that i could then import into excel(which i dont possess the knowledge to program something like that).

When i did a web query it inserts all of the columns and rows from this picture and i do not want that, i only want the buyout price cell. How do I make it insert only one cell?

Once I figure out how to do this all of the formulas that I have made on the other excel pages will auto update the total profits I can make by making certain items in the game with the calculations I already set up.

If there is an easier way to do this some information would be helpful because this is the only thing I have been able to find that might work so far.
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New Member
Jun 2, 2010
I am new i cannot give you any help lon this but Woow, that stuff to import the data this way is really cool.

Lesson learnt !

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