Do you ever have Wikipedia data you need in a spreadsheet? Using Google Sheets you don’t have to copy and paste. Instead, use the ImportHTML function in Google Sheets and get the data from
Scraping data can save you tons of time. Copy and paste aren’t always easy from a web page into a spreadsheet. Google sheets has a function that will pull a Wikipedia table into the worksheet. The function is ImportHTML. Here is a sample of the function below.
Here is the Wikipedia web page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations)
There are multiple tables on the webpage. Some of the tables do not look like tables.
Notice the URL and the word table have quotes around them. The number 2 means table number 2.
=ImportHtml(“https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations)”, “table”, 2)