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  • Hi, I am new to programming and working on an application where we have to pull pricing data with different vendors of their websites and load it to a SQL Server table. Well I am not sure where to start and how to proceed. Could you please help me get started.

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S: Please excuse me if I am posting in the wrong thread.


    Ione

    • Moved by Kristin Xie Monday, September 22, 2014 9:47 AM
    Friday, September 19, 2014 1:14 AM

Answers

  • You might try them over here.

    Microsoft C# forum on ASP.Net

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 22, 2014 8:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 29, 2014 2:28 PM
    Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 AM

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  • if you want to get pricing data from different websites you will have a choice.

    1.- If websites are differents and vendors are different and prices are different, it is impossible to do.

    2.- If websites are different, vendors have the same titles and price items are the same, you can use WebBrowser control to load webpages and WebClient class in the namespace System.Net to read data and then you can save what you need to your Sql Server table.

    Friday, September 19, 2014 2:36 AM
  • Thanks for your response. We would like to do it for 1 vendor for the time being.

    Ione

    Friday, September 19, 2014 4:48 AM
  • Pulling data from a website could violate their TOS (terms of service).

    Usually for this kind of job, web sites offer xml feeds (or web services, or WCF services etc etc).

    I suggest you contact (each of them) to ask for such an API.

    Friday, September 19, 2014 5:30 AM
  • Hi lone,

    Thank you for visiting the MSDN forum. I’m afraid that it is not the correct forum about this issue, since this forum is to discuss Visual C#. I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum. Thanks for your understanding.

    Have a nice day!

    Kristin



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    • Edited by Kristin Xie Monday, September 22, 2014 9:47 AM
    Monday, September 22, 2014 9:47 AM
  • You might try them over here.

    Microsoft C# forum on ASP.Net

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 22, 2014 8:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 29, 2014 2:28 PM
    Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 AM
  • Thanks very much for pointing me to the right forum.

    Ione

    Monday, September 22, 2014 5:18 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:08 AM