Listing via Excel instead of DataSet

Hi all,

I would like to use Excel as an external data source instead of DataSet. The reason why I want to use Excel is that we have an Excel file updated automatically daily via Proficy, and we would like to share the live results. Is it possible or is there an alternative for this?

You could save it as a wepbage, make sure the file will be present on the players PC (or accessible via LAN). Then you could use embedded html module in Xibo with an iframe and in src give the fully qualified path to your file.

Then when updating the file, make sure the name and path stays the same so Xibo will be able to find the updated version without you changing anything on your layout.

Sounds great Peter. But I am such a beginner to html module. Could you
please explain “an iframe and in src give the fully qualified path to your
file.” ?? It does not make any sense to me :frowning:

so as an example in embedded html

<iframe width="1920" height="1080" src="file://c:/path/to/media/name.extension" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen><iframe>

I think that should work, of course the path would need to be changed to the actual path to your file on your PC.