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#1 ahdrage


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:17 AM

Im trying to get a better overview of my portfolio. So im trying to make a script to make it happen.

The script should take the ticker info from this website: http ://bors.e24.no/e24.no/site/stock/stock_detail.page?magic=(cc%20(detail%20(tsid%2053786))) (example stock)
Once I retrieve the information I want to use it on my homepage to automaticly calculate what my portfolio is worth.

Could anyone point me in the right direction of what I need to do?
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#2 TkTech


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

You could always post a job in the freelancer section, and someone could write the program for you.

Otherwise, the easiest way would be to go with PHP and use regex to parse what you needed from the page.
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#3 BlaineSch


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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:12 AM

Yea just grab the page (ton of functions to do this) then use some regular expressions to get the information you needed from this, i'd probably try and find a rss feed that makes it a ton easier to use this information.
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:15 AM

I would use wget or Lynx,
but you could also use curl, file_get_contents or fopen
depends on your environment and what you know.

Good Luck :)
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