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gather external data into a webpage

Discussion in 'Web Development' started by adinic, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. adinic

    adinic New Member

    Hi. I have the following issue. Let’s say I want to gather information on a website from several other websites. I would also need to put that data into a formula. (EX: 1000*external data1+1500*external data2=portfolio value) Stock market data from tables. The point is to access that website from a mobiel phone and to have the final portfolio value and profit/loss. Now how would I do that. In excel it works like a charm with data gathering. I would need something like that but in a webpage. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
  2. jwshepherd

    jwshepherd New Member

    what kind of server will this be running on?
    What language do you want or need to use?

    Perl is great at grabbing full pages. save thos e to a temp dir.

    Then you can use asp or php to parse the page html for the exact data you need.
    with all of the css websites out there there will surely be some identifier that will help you track down the data you need.

    convert the string data to interger or double and multiply it from there.

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