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HTTP GET - Scrape in a webpage


kiwipaul

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I am using HTTP request to Import a RSS feed into my Filemaker 8 database. I'd like to use an automated script to follow the URL in the RSS feed and import that webpage/html into the database as well.

This is necessary because the URL links to classified ads which only remain on a site for 7 days, however we want to follow them up 2 weeks later.

Is there a method or plugin that allows this? I believe a plugin called HTTP GET did this, but is no longer available. Is this a function of FM8.5? I've read the marketing doco but it isn't clear if this functionality is available. Thanks in advance for advice and help, KIWIPAUL

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The RSS is an XML stream, right? Then you can just use the FM Import script step, specify the URL in it and point to an stylesheet that you'll have to write to transform that RSS XML into FM XML for importing.

Alternatively you can use the 8.5 web viewer and get the full HTML code in a FM field and parse it out using FM functions.

The first approach is the cleanest though.

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