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Automate CSV data downloads from web-based Carting system
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  • Posted: Sat, Feb 23, 2013
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  • Location: United Kingdom
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Aim: to automate the process of downloading csv files from our carting system and upload them into our filemaker database. The filemaker database already has a function for importing and filtering the data files but at present each file has to be manually downloaded from the internet, saved to the local disk and then extracted from the zip file before the filemaker function can import the data.

The data that we want to import into the filemaker table comes from an online carting system, Romancart. Because we cannot access the data server directly, the proposal is to write some form of automated script that "collects" the past 30 days' worth of data from each cart automatically.

At present we have to manually log on to the sales manager for each cart, enter the required dates for export, download and save the data as a Zip file - one cart at a time.

Each file then has to be unzipped, before it is imported into filemaker using the existing routine within filemaker which...

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