How would I create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet containing information about Recent Activity in Steam?

Table must look like here: Table example

But the hours column must automatically updating current hours from here: Recent Activity

Steam acc: http://steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays

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You can do this with IMPORTXML.

In A2:

=IMPORTXML("http://steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays", "//span[@class='actual_persona_name']")

In B2: either

=IMPORTXML("http://steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays", "//div[@class='recentgame_quicklinks']/h2")

which will return "108.9 hours past 2 weeks", or

=REGEXEXTRACT(IMPORTXML("http://steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays", "//div[@class='recentgame_quicklinks']/h2"),"[^ ]* [^ ]*")

where REGEXEXTRACT cuts the string down to "108.9 hours".

If you are going to do this for several account, you may want to have a column for Account Id, e.g., PerfectPlays. For example, if this column is C, the first parameter of IMPORTXML would be

  • Thx u a lot. But can i ask why i have 2 errors? i.gyazo.com/9bbabac8bb1710102adf2276bececb6d.png i.gyazo.com/ff368c40c6d17eed511c6ec837e64f6b.png
    – user95432
    Jun 5, 2015 at 0:13
  • @user95432 Try to use a semicolon (;) instead of a comma (,): =IMPORTXML("http://steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays"; "//span[@class='actual_persona_name']")
    – Jacob Jan
    Jun 5, 2015 at 8:18
  • @Jacob Jan Tuinstra Last question. How can I get to auto-update a this info to another sheet? For example this table with "Steam acc" and "Hours" on sheet with name "123" but i want some of this information (not all, only what i need) about hours on other sheet. What should I write in cell on other sheet?
    – user95432
    Jun 5, 2015 at 11:57
  • @user95432 You can use the QUERY formula to do that. Add the following in sheet 123: =QUERY('Other Sheet Name'!A:G; "SELECT A, D, G")
    – Jacob Jan
    Jun 5, 2015 at 12:01
  • @Jacob Jan Tuinstra Understood thx u! Sry for disturbing u again, but its possible take information about recent activity not from here (steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays), but from here (steamcommunity.com/id/PerfectPlays/games/?tab=recent) and only about "Dota 2" hrs last two weeks?
    – user95432
    Jun 5, 2015 at 12:15

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