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  • Fetch data from webpage

    Dear All,
    we want to fetch data, in numeric format, from a web page.
    How to get data directly from website using timer control in template wizard.



    Thanks & Regards.
    Manish

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    Timer may not be practical in Pilot. It can be cause crash or freeze pilot on web request. Because it is not async. I think you can fetch data external app. You can save xml or text or something like that.

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    • #3
      Hi Manish,

      You have to get or create a web scraper. The web scraper will download the data and update a file on the local network with a timer. The template will access that file locally saved datafile and pick the data when needed. In my case I use C# and it stores the data in an xml file, SQL database or inside viz engine shared memory map.

      What data from what website did you want to scrape?
      Last edited by Novacane89; 09-17-2021, 08:37 AM.

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