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    Smile Anyone know the easiest way I can create an xml feed


    I want to offer this for my affiliates. It would be great if there were an automated program that crawls the site daily, and updates the file on the server. The site is based on the same process; going out multiple times daily to update the information used to create the pages, via ColdFusion.

    Thanks in advance!

    Gary

    ps. I would also like to create an excel formatted feed as well if anyone can help on that too
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    Is this scrapped content?
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    Originally Posted by rmccarley
    Is this scrapped content?
    No its a feed from a source that compiles information for inventory from multiple users, to give a merged list to populate xml based website.

    If you'll pm me I'll explain further.

    Gary
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    No. I use notepad or vi for my XML. I know auto-generating these things is much easier/faster whatever. I'm just old-school.

    I was just wondering if it was scrapped. It still sounds scrapped.

    "Not that there's anything wrong with that..."
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    Originally Posted by rmccarley
    I was just wondering if it was scrapped. It still sounds scrapped.
    A company provides a feed of inventory, I want to offer the same thing to my affiliates. There's not a hint of scraping involved. I don't even know whree your coming up with that idea from???

    I want to take that same type of format, and apply it to my site, so affiliates can download the file and use it to populate their storefronts.
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    Originally Posted by GaryTheScubaGuy
    A company provides a feed of inventory, I want to offer the same thing to my affiliates. There's not a hint of scraping involved. I don't even know whree your coming up with that idea from???
    I have a suspicious mind.

    I want to take that same type of format, and apply it to my site, so affiliates can download the file and use it to populate their storefronts.
    I think that's a great idea! What format do you get the info in? xls, csv, txt, other?
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    Originally Posted by rmccarley
    I have a suspicious mind.


    I think that's a great idea! What format do you get the info in? xls, csv, txt, other?
    M0st larger 3rd party affiliate managers have done this for years.
    I get it in xml, but I'm trying to figure out how to do it in xml (with my URL's replacing theirs), and also do this in xls.
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    You really love posting in this forum don't ya? :s

    Use coldfusion to create the same way the content for your pages is created, just strip the layout and replace html markup tags with xml markup.
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    I use www.rss2html.com for XML (RSS) feeds. I think you can manipulate it pretty easy for what you're doing.

    It should work like a charm!
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    Thanks Mccarley. that was what I was looking for.

    Any ideas for the xls?
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    Not yet. I'm just getting started with that end of things.

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