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The download tool is currently very cryptic, and difficult for most users to grasp.. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that it tries to be generic and serve all needs instead of being broken into smaller tools which fit the need.
Could we please break the download tool into:
- Input FTP tool. This would allow you to download from FTP or SFTP sites, and work in a wizard fashion to get you to the file / files you wanted and take you through FTP authentication
- Input: Web API call. This would be much easier if there was a wizard where you could put the API you wanted to call, and then you could add the parameters using a wizard
- Input: Web-download: This would allow you to download frames or pages from the web. this would be a good place to do what so many users have asked for and which Excel does natively - i.e. allow you to see the site in a wizard in a browser, and pick the elements you want to download. Must allow for authentication and walk you through this with the wizard.
- Output; FTP put. AS above - splitting this out makes it more sensible
There are probably other variants, and we can keep the Download tool for super-complex or bespoke uses - but if we break this down into smaller tools with simpler capabilities, we'll get a higher usage.