1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 25, 2013 12:15 PM by philmodjunk

    Downloading FedEx (and other) shipping and tracking information

    YanivSchiff

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      Downloading FedEx (and other) shipping and tracking information

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           Does anyone know of a way to download the shipping and tracking information, such as shipper address, signer, date of delivery, etc... from FedEx specifically, but other sources as well (UPS, DHL) by pasing a tracking number? I've found plug-ins that show the tracking information in a web viewer but I would like to actually download the data into my shipments table.

            

           Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Downloading FedEx (and other) shipping and tracking information
          philmodjunk

               If you can get the data to show in a web viewer, you should be able to "scrape" the data from it into individual fields in FielMaker. If you are using FileMaker 12, take a look at the Insert From URL script step. If you have an older version, take a look at the GetLayoutObjectAttribute function, using the Content parameter and after assigning an object name to your web viewer.

               Either way, you end up with a mass of text stuffed into a text field and then have to parse the desired data out of it.