# Import file from website using process indiciator

For example if we would like to import: Import["http://lieanalysis.com/exampledata/os.mx"]

It would take a while, it would be nice if you have some sort of progress indicator (like mathematica uses for ExampleData)

• @Kuba can't believe i've missed that. Thanks – Frank Martin Dec 6 '16 at 13:52

Use URLSaveAsynchronous to download, then Import the downloaded file. There's an example in the documentation about progress bars.
• Maybe it is worth mentioning that "Content-Length" header has to be present for progress indicator to show progress correctly. It usually is there but happened to me that it wasn't. – Kuba Dec 6 '16 at 13:56