To refresh the Extract right-click the data connection, but instead of clicking refresh, go down and click Extract and then click the Refresh option in the flyout menu. There is no key-combination (that I know) to invoke an Extract refresh. F5 (or ctrl-F5 or shift-F5) does NOT refresh your data. This does not issue a new query to your database, or refresh the data after a data extract has been refreshed; at least not by itself.
I am wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of learning how to update the page html and url without refreshing the page.
If your Excel workbook has a connection to a table or query in a SQL Server database, you can make sure it shows the most up to date information.
Use the Refresh command (on the Data tab) to do this.
Lets assume you have a single page application running on n users computers as a dashboard and you updated the application, how does all of the clients receive and manage the updated assets without incurring a browser refresh.