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Displaying other's website content on a commercial website

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Displaying other's website content on a commercial website

I am working on creating new website that needs to display products descriptions/images etc. from other two e-commerce websites. Also, data needs to be automatically updated every time they change on original websites. I was wondering if this would be possible to do with Magento? Or do you guys have any recommendation how to do this job? Any directions would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance 

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Re: Displaying other's website content on a commercial website

This is called screen scraping. 

 

It was popular in the late 2000s but hasn't been too popular recently (if something changes the page breaks, etc). Since every site is different, you have to write a script first to get it to work.

 

The order of operations would look something like:

 

  • Create screen scraping script
  • Have script create a CSV and place images in media/import
  • Create script to trigger Magento importer

Here is a article to get you on your way: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4590260/php-magento-screen-scraping

-Kris
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