1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 12:10 PM by taylorsharpe

    FileMaker Parametric Search Engine


      Has anyone created or can FM database be created and used to search product parameters on website?



      instead of a word or phrase in a website search field - a customized check box of parameters pops up - select a parameter and another drill-down check box opens to further the specific parameters of a search, etc., then select submit and the selected parameters populate the search field and perform the search.

        • 1. Re: FileMaker Parametric Search Engine

          Usually you access the XML behind the web page for that kind of information.  But you don't have to.  You can just web scrape and begin a horrendous process of manipulating the text to search through, loop through, and whatever it takes to get the info out you want.  I've done it before, but not fun since inevitably, some web master makes a change to the web page that breaks everything.