WEBSERVICE function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the WEBSERVICE function (function: A prewritten formula that takes a value or values, performs an operation, and returns a value or values. Use functions to simplify and shorten formulas on a worksheet, especially those that perform lengthy or complex calculations.) in Microsoft Excel.

 Note    The WEBSERVICE function is not available in Excel Online.

Description

Returns data from a web service on the Internet or Intranet.

Syntax

WEBSERVICE(url)

The WEBSERVICE function syntax has the following arguments.

  • Url    Required. The URL of the web service.

Remarks

  • If arguments are unable to return the data, WEBSERVICE returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If arguments result in a string that is not valid or that contains more than the allowable cell limit of 32767 characters, WEBSERVICE returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If url is a string that contains more than the 2048 characters that are allowed for a GET request, WEBSERVICE returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • For protocols that aren’t supported, such as ftp:// or file://, WEBSERVICE returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

The workbook below shows examples of this function. Inspect them, change existing formulas, or enter your own formulas to learn how the function works.

To work more in-depth with the example data in Excel, download the embedded workbook to your computer, and then open it in Excel.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2013, Excel Online