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How can I import data from a table when the data has to be updated regularly?

Proceed as follows:

  • Open a new LibreOffice Calc document
  • Open the datasource dialogue (sixth icon from the bottom in the left hand toolbar), or use the "View > Data sources" menu, or press F4.
  • Choose the database
  • Choose the table or query, drag or put it on the Calc worksheet
  • You can format your table (make your selection then choose "autoformat")
  • Select your table then, under "Data > Define Range", make your choice (import followed by a number)
  • Click on "Options >>", activate "Retain format" and "Don't register imported data"
  • When you re-open the Calc file at a later time, a dialogue window will ask if you wish to re-import the data if it has changed.