Mashup Center Import for Microsoft Excel is now available on IBM alphaWorks site. The Mashup Center Import is a Microsoft Excel-basedadd-in which allows line-of-business users to import enterprise andinternet data that is contained within any Mashup Center catalog.
IBM Mashup Center is a lightweight information managementenvironment for IT and business professionals who wish to unlock andshare Web, departmental, personal, and enterprise information for usein Web 2.0 applications and mashups. By using the Mashup Center Import,users can easily import data feeds (from relational databases, XMLfiles, and other enterprise data repositories) into Excel in order toanalyze the data. A business user can easily refresh the spreadsheet toimport the most-recent data from a data repository. You can download this technology at http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/imh4excel.
The Excel add-in reads an Atom feed from the Mashup Center catalog and places data within a specified worksheet. Attached below is an example screen shot of the Mashup Center Import. The CD warehouse data was imported from a Mashup Center catalog feed running on the Lotus Greenhouse web site.
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