When you refresh spreadsheets with Excel, you can’t do very much else with that computer while it is processing the data.
That’s why we offer a supplemental program that runs outside of Excel. You can refresh spreadsheets and download data with it and it won’t lock up your computer during the downloads.
The other benefit is that can use a computer that doesn’t have an Excel license for your data refreshes.
After you run setup, the program is available in your Windows Start Menu.
Because it is running on your own computer, the data is downloaded directly from its source: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. That makes it totally private, and you can download as much as you want, and as often as you want.
Un-Attended Downloads with Windows Task Scheduler
Step 1: Download this zip file.
Step 2: Extract the contents of this file. It can be in any folder.
Step 3: Start Windows Task Scheduler and create a new entry. When you are asked to identify the program, navigate to the extracted files and select NxaCmd.exe.
The program will automatically refresh XLSX files in your documents\nextanalytics\dashboards folder.