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    Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Hi,

    please copy this link into your browsers address bar: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#cat=1104

    Your are now able to download the visualized time series in csv format, by clicking the top right gear wheel looking button.
    I use the following code to do this via vba:

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    I you now open report.csv, you will see that it just contains the sites source code.

    By pasting http://www.google.com/trends/viz?q=e...&graph=all_csv into the browsers addressbar, report.csv shows the expected results.

    How do I build the url in a proper manner? I can't find any hints in the pages source code!

    You have to copy this code into vba editor, to make the above lines executable:

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    Thank you very much!
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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Because the link that produces the csv uses the title, not the id

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    How do I trigger the csv download via the id?

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    You don't, you do it by the title, the code I gave you before gets you both

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Kyle,

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    your code produces a list looks like:

    Celebrities & Entertainment News | http://www.google.com/trends/explore#cat=184

    I don't see how to construct the url via the title!

    I build the following url: http://www.google.com/trends/explore...ainment%20News

    It is obviously the wrong syntax.

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    PHP Code: 
    "http://www.google.com/trends/viz?q=" replace(range("a1").value,"&","%2C%")  & "&cmpt=q&graph=all_csv" 
    Would do it - you need to escape the & signs since they are reserved in urls

    So how is it the wrong syntax? - If you'd said originally that this is what you were trying to do it would have been much easier

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Now I got it!!!

    Thanks Kyle!

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Lloyd,

    Would you mind sharing your final code please? I am working on a similar project to loop through Google's geographic codes but am running into trouble.

    Thanks

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    DAK,

    I don't have the code with me at the moment. I will upload some stuff in the coming days.

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Thanks, Lloyd. In the meantime here's my code and where I am lost:

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    The macro sometimes comes to an error on the save to part, but I'm not sure if that has to do with the CSV files being empty or what. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Lloyd,

    I know you're busy running Goldman, but did you happen to find that code?

    Thanks

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Nevermind. I'm an idiot and forgot and & in front of my q= part of the code! It works now.

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    Hi,
    I am writing a VBA for downloading a csv file from google trend.
    I have tested the code in #1 .It runs but cannot return a proper csv file just like Lloyd said.
    I do not understand what Kyle said. What do title and id refer to ?

    I do not understand and cannot run the code in #6.
    What is the input and ouput of this code?
    When I run this, I face a Run- time error '-2147024891(80070005)'.

    I am new in vba and sorry for my stupid questions.

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    colemanhk,

    Unfortunately you need to post your question in a new thread, it's against the forum rules to post a question in the thread of another user. If you create your own thread, any advice will be tailored to your situation so you should include a description of what you've done and are trying to do. Also, if you feel that this thread is particularly relevant to what you are trying to do, you can surely include a link to it in your new thread.
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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    really sorry about that

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    could anyone please give us the final code?

    I am new on using VBA and I find it a bit tough to create a macro that will dowload google trends data straight to excel..

    Thanks

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    Re: Google Trends; Automated download; Strange result

    could anyone please give us the final code?

    I am new on using VBA and I find it a bit tough to create a macro that will dowload google trends data straight to excel..

    Thanks

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    Pls read post#15
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