The dsLive is a special spreadsheet function supplied by Deriscope that you may enter in any cell in order to kick off a live feeds related operation.
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It has one of the following two forms:
=dsLive( handle )
=dsLive( runFlag, handle )
The first form is the standard one that returns live data as dictated by a pre-existing , the of which is passed to this function as the input argument handle
The second form executes the live data fetch operation only if the first argument runFlag is a boolean equal to TRUE
If runFlag is FALSE, the function simply returns the old data that happen to exist in the function's output range.
If runFlag is a single value equalling either some text starting with the hash sign # or some number, the function returns that single value.
In all othe cases of the runFlag, the function returns #N/A
The type of the object pointed by handle must derive from
Note there exist the following nine different concrete subtypes of Live Request that handle various live feeds jobs: