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URL as a Data Source

johnellis asked 8 years ago
Hello: Can SmartConnect pull data from a URL, as a data source? John
patrick answered 8 years ago
john, Well, a URL would be a web page.  So pull data from the web page?  That would be a bit peculiar. Assuming this is what you really want to do, the only thing I can think of is to use a map pre script. In it, you could spin up an instance of a web browser to navigate to a given web page.  Once you read that, have it read the data on the page. Since it will be all XML data I assume, then you’d have to save it locally perhaps as an xml or another type of file. Then on the actual map integration, you point to this new file and integrate it however you need to.

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