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Tuesday
Oct112011

Google Stock Ticker for SharePoint

We looked at a number of controls to add a stock ticker to our intranet after it was requested that we do so. We looked at a few paid versions, considered building our own and in the end settled for using Google's phenomonal API for stock data.  Sure it is 15 minutes delayed so day trades should go find a version that you pay for.

Sample yerself some XML results here: http://www.google.com/ig/api?stock=.INX  You'll see in line 275 of the attached web part where the call to Google's API lives and can me modified.

SharePoint comes with a great data view web part that we just fed the Google output into, did a little visual tweaking to meet the space constraits we had and we were done.  Elegant, reliable, cheap.   Win.

I attached the exported web part that we used that you can import as a starting point if you'd like or if you want a little more control you can just build your own and not spend much more time in the process.

stock_ticker.webpart