1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 2, 2014 8:31 AM by philmodjunk

    How best to download stock market prices? Any suggestions please?

    richard2481

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      How best to download stock market prices? Any suggestions please?

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      I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the best way to download prices for investments stored in Filemaker would be, other than importing a CSV file?  I'd like to be able to have a function or plugin in that fetched the prices, individually or a list of them, in the same way I can update Excel cells with current prices, and create a transaction for each new price for the investments.  Thanks for your kind help.  

       

        • 1. Re: How best to download stock market prices? Any suggestions please?
          philmodjunk

          Much depends on the design of the web page from which you would get this data and what version of FileMaker that you are using.

          Insert From URL, for example, might be able to pull either a file, a block of text or a single value into a field by using a URL that interact's with the web site's API--something that is controlled by the designer's of the web site, not FileMaker.

          Older Versions of FileMaker can "scrape" such data from a Web Viewer.