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I have to access a website that updates its data into individual files every day.

"EM012811.xml"

"EM012911.xml"

...

I've got 2 questions.

First, the website is password protected. I have the username and password and can download the files, but I can't find a way to use an import function that allows me to pass the username/password to the website from Filemaker. Is there a way to do this?

Second, when I download the file "EM012811.xml" to my harddrive, Filemaker is unable to open it as an XML file.

"XML/XSL information is not enough to proceed with import/export."

If I rename it to *.xls, Filemaker has no problems opening it. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

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Using wget (http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html#Startup-File) seems like it should do the trick for part 1. ...if I can figue out how to include parameters with SendEvent. Ugh.

I have to access a website that updates its data into individual files every day.

"EM012811.xml"

"EM012911.xml"

...

I've got 2 questions.

First, the website is password protected. I have the username and password and can download the files, but I can't find a way to use an import function that allows me to pass the username/password to the website from Filemaker. Is there a way to do this?

Second, when I download the file "EM012811.xml" to my harddrive, Filemaker is unable to open it as an XML file.

"XML/XSL information is not enough to proceed with import/export."

If I rename it to *.xls, Filemaker has no problems opening it. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

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