Download Stock Prices and Dave Peterson


Z

zapper

I was looking for a process to download stock prices;
I was doing it with MSN. It works but adding or deleting
stock symbols with MSN is cumbersome.
So I Googled and found a few offerings.
When I saw Dave Peterson's name that was the first one I tried.
He wrote a macro for me last year that has saved me much time
and aggravation. (Thanks again, Dave)
http://groups.google.com/group/micr...84ac1c94d00/52e0a464fb843011#52e0a464fb843011
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.excel.misc
From: Dave Peterson <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 17:38:33 -0600
Local: Mon, Jan 6 2003 6:38 pm
Subject: Re: Download Stock prices to excell spreadsheet

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Dave, this is the macro I copied:
===========================================
Option Explicit

Sub testme()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Dim ce As Range
Dim LastRow As Long
Dim myGroup As Long
Dim myStep As Long
Dim iRow As Long
Dim myString As String
Dim myStringEnd As String
Dim qURL As String

myStep = 200

With ActiveSheet
.Columns("B:IV").Delete

LastRow = .Cells(.Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row

For iRow = 1 To LastRow Step myStep
If iRow > LastRow Then Exit For

myString = ""
For Each ce In .Cells(iRow, "A").Resize(myStep)
If ce.Row > LastRow Then Exit For
myString = myString & ce.Value & "+"
Next
myStringEnd = myString + "&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"
' MsgBox myStringEnd
'qurl = http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=T+CSCO+FE+^&d=e"
qURL = "http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=" & myStringEnd
With .QueryTables.Add(Connection:="URL;" & qURL, _
Destination:=.Cells(iRow, "B"))
.BackgroundQuery = True
.TablesOnlyFromHTML = False
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
.SaveData = True
End With
Next iRow
.Columns("B:iv").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Delete _
Shift:=xlToLeft

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
.Columns("B:B").TextToColumns Destination:=Range("B1"), _
DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True, _
Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True, Space:=False, Other:=False, _
FieldInfo:=Array(Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), Array(3, 3), _
Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1), Array(6, 1), _
Array(7, 1), Array(8, 1), Array(9, 1))
Application.DisplayAlerts = True

.UsedRange.Columns.AutoFit
End With

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

=================================================
Below is the macro I'm running now. When I ran the above version it hung
twice.
I simply deleted the instuctions and re-tried it. Hey, whatta I know.
(I'm not a VBA guy.) It now works beautifully!
=================================================
Sub testme()
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+L
'
Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Dim ce As Range
Dim LastRow As Long
Dim myGroup As Long
Dim myStep As Long
Dim iRow As Long
Dim myString As String
Dim myStringEnd As String
Dim qURL As String

myStep = 200

With ActiveSheet
.Columns("B:IV").Delete

LastRow = .Cells(.Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row

For iRow = 1 To LastRow Step myStep
If iRow > LastRow Then Exit For

myString = ""
For Each ce In .Cells(iRow, "A").Resize(myStep)
If ce.Row > LastRow Then Exit For
myString = myString & ce.Value & "+"
Next
myStringEnd = myString + "&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"
' MsgBox myStringEnd
'qurl = http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=T+CSCO+FE+^&d=e"
qURL = "http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=" & myStringEnd
With .QueryTables.Add(Connection:="URL;" & qURL, _
Destination:=.Cells(iRow, "B"))
.BackgroundQuery = True
.TablesOnlyFromHTML = False
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
.SaveData = True
End With
Next iRow

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
.Columns("B:B").TextToColumns Destination:=Range("B1"), _
DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True, _
Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True, Space:=False, Other:=False, _
FieldInfo:=Array(Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), Array(3, 3), _
Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1), Array(6, 1), _
Array(7, 1), Array(8, 1), Array(9, 1))
Application.DisplayAlerts = True

.UsedRange.Columns.AutoFit
End With

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
=============================================
Here's what I get when I run the macro, cols A-J (of course everything lines
up right)
Initially, it all starts in A1 where I put the ticker symbols in col A and
the cursor in B1.
I put the tickers in lower case, they were changed in col B to upper case by
Yahoo.
I now run the macro by spotting the cursor in C1, then run the macro
and everything is updated. It would be nice to get the name of the stock,
how about that Dave? Could that be one of the instructions I deleted.

A B C D E F G
H I J
symbol/symbol/latest price/date/time/change/open/high/low/volume

cvx CVX 66.79 3/2/2007 4:02pm -0.81 67.58 67.75 66.32 10827300
xom XOM 70.01 3/2/2007 4:02pm -0.98 70.95 71.25 69.31 27456100
ul UL 26.14 3/2/2007 4:01pm -0.37 26.17 26.33 26.06 597100
msft MSFT 27.76 3/2/2007 4:01pm -0.33 28.02 28.16 27.76 63256424
ita ITA 54.67 3/2/2007 3:55pm -0.8 55.34 55.47 54.67 101300
iyg IYG 128.02 3/2/2007 3:56pm -1.68 128.8 129.79 128.02 95500
iyh IYH 65.93 3/2/2007 4:10pm -0.66 66.33 66.691 65.93 76000
iye IYE 96.86 3/2/2007 4:04pm -1.62 98 98.26 96.48 77900
iyr IYR 85.77 3/2/2007 4:15pm -1.81 86.82 87.41 85.77 3777200
iyz IYZ 30.12 3/2/2007 4:15pm -0.34 30.3 30.58 30.12 342800
ige IGE 98.18 3/2/2007 4:16pm -1.92 99.48 99.65 97.85 89400
igm IGM 50.01 3/2/2007 3:59pm -0.82 50.61 50.74 50.01 286500
qqqq QQQQ 42.48 3/2/2007 4:01pm -0.65 42.79 43.14 42.47 183419952
ewj EWJ 14.45 3/2/2007 4:16pm -0.24 14.54 14.58 14.39 31401800
ewy EWY 47.72 3/2/2007 4:15pm -0.41 47.42 48.78 47.42 1956500
ioo IOO 71.37 3/2/2007 3:58pm -0.91 71.87 72.169 71.311 40900
eem EEM 107.96 3/2/2007 4:16pm -1.05 108.05 110.37 107.55 19976076
iev IEV 102.07 3/2/2007 4:15pm -1.35 102.65 103.249 102.06 170100
efa EFA 72.4 3/2/2007 4:16pm -0.99 72.9 73.18 72.34 6951000
ivw IVW 63.25 3/2/2007 4:11pm -0.83 63.5 64.09 63.25 744600
ive IVE 75.72 3/2/2007 4:13pm -1.08 76.6 76.734 75.72 536300
ijk IJK 81.65 3/2/2007 4:03pm -1.19 82.6 82.82 81.46 81600
ijj IJJ 81.37 3/2/2007 4:14pm -1.27 82.68 82.68 81.37 243700
ijt IJT 127.5 3/2/2007 4:14pm -2.44 129.5 129.66 127.5 110100
ijs IJS 74.5 3/2/2007 4:14pm -1.37 75.85 75.85 74.5 236100
gld GLD 63.71 3/2/2007 4:15pm -2.11 64.59 65 63.34 13733200
 
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S

syswizard

Slick, but where did this string come from : ?
"&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"

Also, does this work with the Yahoo real time subscription or only the
delayed ?
 
D

Dave Peterson

Glad you found it and liked it.

But the portion that did the real work was based on Don Guillett and Harapa's
code.
 
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Z

zapper

Here's the good the macro works, it downloads stock prices.
That's official. I've run it fifty times.
The bad news, as it stands, is there's a problem using the good news.
I've run the macro, downloaded the prices into sheet 1, and then manually
pasted them (paste-link)
into another sheet (sheet 2) in the same workbook.
On this sheet I show the price on Jan 1 (previously looked up), the current
price (I just pasted), and
then fields showing price gain/loss, percent up/dn, etc. It all looks very
nice.
I go back to sheet 1 and re-run the macro. It downloads the prices again.
I return to sheet 2, it's a mess of #REFs.
Now I can think of a Rube Goldberg solution: run the macro, then before I
run the macro again
manually copy/paste to a hold area and paste/link from there.
There's gotta be a craftier way inside the macro. Anyone have a solution?
 
D

Dave Peterson

Try pasting values
Edit|Copy
then to the other sheet
edit|paste special|values

Then those amounts will be frozen in time (kind of).
Here's the good the macro works, it downloads stock prices.
That's official. I've run it fifty times.
The bad news, as it stands, is there's a problem using the good news.
I've run the macro, downloaded the prices into sheet 1, and then manually
pasted them (paste-link)
into another sheet (sheet 2) in the same workbook.
On this sheet I show the price on Jan 1 (previously looked up), the current
price (I just pasted), and
then fields showing price gain/loss, percent up/dn, etc. It all looks very
nice.
I go back to sheet 1 and re-run the macro. It downloads the prices again.
I return to sheet 2, it's a mess of #REFs.
Now I can think of a Rube Goldberg solution: run the macro, then before I
run the macro again
manually copy/paste to a hold area and paste/link from there.
There's gotta be a craftier way inside the macro. Anyone have a solution?
 
Z

zapper

Dave, I added the following instructions before the End Sub statement.
It works okay but when it runs the laptop screen jumps to and fro
like a TV going on the blink. I even saw a few #REFs going by.
But it does the job. One last question- Is there any way of smoothing out
the copy/paste herky-jerkiness - a better method? Zapper

Sheets("Sheet1").Select <-------------------macro runs in sheet1
Range("B1:C72").Select
Selection.Copy
Sheets("Sheet2").Select
Range("K6").Select <------------------hold area in sheet2
ActiveSheet.Paste Link:=True <-----------stock prices saved &
paste/link from here
Sheets("Sheet1").Select
Range("D1").Select <------------------copy date
Selection.Copy
Sheets("Sheet2").Select
Range("D4").Select <------------------paste date
ActiveSheet.Paste Link:=True
Range("A5").Select <-----------------just spotting cursor in
sheet2
Sheets("Sheet1").Select
Range("C1").Select <-----------------just spotting cursor in
sheet1
Application.CutCopyMode = False

End Sub
 
D

Dave Peterson

You're still pasting links. Just pasting will result in the values.

I dropped the list to row 2 (headers are in row 1) in this code:

Option Explicit
Sub testme()

Dim ce As Range
Dim LastRow As Long
Dim myGroup As Long
Dim myStep As Long
Dim iRow As Long
Dim myString As String
Dim myStringEnd As String
Dim qURL As String
Dim ListWks As Worksheet
Dim SaveWks As Worksheet
Dim RngToCopy As Range
Dim DestCell As Range

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Set ListWks = Worksheets("sheet1")
Set SaveWks = Worksheets("sheet2")

myStep = 200

With ListWks
.AutoFilterMode = False
.Range("B2:IV" & .Rows.Count).Clear

LastRow = .Cells(.Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row

For iRow = 2 To LastRow Step myStep
If iRow > LastRow Then
Exit For
End If

myString = ""
For Each ce In .Cells(iRow, "A").Resize(myStep)
If ce.Row > LastRow Then
Exit For
End If
myString = myString & ce.Value & "+"
Next
myStringEnd = myString + "&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv"
qURL = "http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=" & myStringEnd
With .QueryTables.Add(Connection:="URL;" & qURL, _
Destination:=.Cells(iRow, "B"))
.BackgroundQuery = True
.TablesOnlyFromHTML = False
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
.SaveData = True
End With
Next iRow

On Error Resume Next
.Columns("B:iv").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Delete _
Shift:=xlToLeft
On Error GoTo 0

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
.Columns("B:B").TextToColumns Destination:=.Range("B1"), _
DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True, _
Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True, Space:=False, Other:=False, _
FieldInfo:=Array(Array(1, 1), Array(2, 1), Array(3, 3), _
Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1), Array(6, 1), _
Array(7, 1), Array(8, 1), Array(9, 1))
Application.DisplayAlerts = True

With .Range("b1").Resize(1, 9)
.Value = Array("Name", "Close", "Date", "Time", "Change", _
"Open", "High", "Low", "Volume")
.Font.Bold = True
End With

.Range("d1:e1,i1").EntireColumn.HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
.Range("c1,F1:h1").EntireColumn.NumberFormat = "#,#0.00"

With .Range("j1").EntireColumn
.NumberFormat = "#,##0"
.HorizontalAlignment = xlRight
End With

.UsedRange.Replace what:="N/A", replacement:="", lookat:=xlWhole
.UsedRange.AutoFilter
.UsedRange.Columns.AutoFit

Set RngToCopy = .Range("b2:c" & .Cells(.Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row)
Set DestCell = SaveWks.Range("K6")

RngToCopy.Copy _
Destination:=DestCell

SaveWks.Range("D4").Value = Date

End With

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

I'm not quite sure why used the cells you did (K6 and D4), you may want to
change them if they're not right.

Dave, I added the following instructions before the End Sub statement.
It works okay but when it runs the laptop screen jumps to and fro
like a TV going on the blink. I even saw a few #REFs going by.
But it does the job. One last question- Is there any way of smoothing out
the copy/paste herky-jerkiness - a better method? Zapper

Sheets("Sheet1").Select <-------------------macro runs in sheet1
Range("B1:C72").Select
Selection.Copy
Sheets("Sheet2").Select
Range("K6").Select <------------------hold area in sheet2
ActiveSheet.Paste Link:=True <-----------stock prices saved &
paste/link from here
Sheets("Sheet1").Select
Range("D1").Select <------------------copy date
Selection.Copy
Sheets("Sheet2").Select
Range("D4").Select <------------------paste date
ActiveSheet.Paste Link:=True
Range("A5").Select <-----------------just spotting cursor in
sheet2
Sheets("Sheet1").Select
Range("C1").Select <-----------------just spotting cursor in
sheet1
Application.CutCopyMode = False

End Sub
 
A

Alien

I have Excel 2007. I previoulsy used the "msn money central..etc" download to
update cells in a spreadsheet, but it fails with 2007. Can anyone help? How
many happy 2007 users are out there?
 
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N

Nick Hodge

Alien

I'm happy with 2007, some things are undercooked, but looking at the new
feature set as a whole, it's a good release.

On you specific web query question, that is one area I find better in 2007,
go to the Data tab, select 'existing connections' from the 'Get External
Data' group and select the MSN connection you want...only two clicks and
works great!

--
HTH
Nick Hodge
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Southampton, England
(e-mail address removed)
www.nickhodge.co.uk
 
A

Alien

I can get MSN but it does'nt input the "last price" NAV into a column of
cells idenified stock symbols..
?There is a download available for excel 2003... hoping someone will revamp
for 2007.
thanks
 
N

Nick Hodge

That must have been some add-in released and nothing to do with the core
product. I've just done some extensive testing between native 2003 and
native 2007 and the whole experience, connection strings and data from the
three 'included' MSN money central web queries are identical right down to
the 4 invalid symbols in the stock quotes download.(Of course,in both
versions you can amend the query string in the URL to omit these.

Not a 2007 issue though.

--
HTH
Nick Hodge
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Southampton, England
(e-mail address removed)
www.nickhodge.co.uk
 
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R

Randy Harmelink

I have a free open-source add-in that can grab quotes data for you. I
don't have EXCEL 2007, but I have had people tell me it works for them
with EXCEL 2007. The add-in, documentation on its functions, and
sample templates can be found in the files area of this Yahoo group:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/smf_addin/

This message on the group talks about setting up a current quotes
table in a worksheet:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/smf_addin/message/124

And this is the documentation for the function that grabs the Yahoo
current quotes data -- it has documentation on a number of the Yahoo
codes that are available for specifying which data items you want to
grab:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/smf_addin/files/Documentation/3.0 - RCHGetYahooQuotes.html
 

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