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FM6 and 7 can import data from an HTTP link providing the data on the other end is in XML format and you write an XSLT to transform that XML into the filemaker XML format. Read up on the 'xml import' section in the help file for info about that.

To make this happen on a continuous bases you'd need to dedicate one machine running FM to be in a loop and import every x seconds/minutes... into a hosted file. This should be a dedicated machine because it will do nothing but this. If you do this on your own local machine you won't be able to do anything else.

See also www.filemaker.com/xml for more info on XML grammars and XSLTs.

HTH

Wim

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you could also use SMIL if the source is a quicktime-compatible media stream ...

But why would you import data streams?

Just import them when needed by a specific record, or use a search request to filter out the stuff you need. Have a look at my EURO currency app at www.filemaker.com/xml - you only need to import this once a day...

Alternative:

You can stream it to your hard disk, then use shell/perl/php scripts to filter out the data needed ...

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