April 17th, 2013, 03:23 AM
Download an Entire Database's Contents?
Hi! This is my first post evers on devshed. I think it'll be fun.
Anyway this is my question:
Is it possible to somehow download an entire online database's contents so that I can sort them any way I like? Let me elaborate, I am a firearms dealer and buy guns wholesale. I can search my wholesaler's website for whatever gun I'm looking for. What I'd like to do is download their entire inventory and organize the entries however I want. They allow me to search and organize by price, but I would want to sort by something like retail markup percentage.
I know nothing about databases and next to nothing about web interfaces.
Is this a fairly accessible sort of task? Or would it require having the wholesaler's ftp credentials?
April 17th, 2013, 04:04 AM
It's not really possible. They'd have to specifically give you the data.
And for the record, FTP wouldn't help. It's just not the right tool.
April 17th, 2013, 04:07 AM
SUCCESS! The company actually offers a download from their ftp site and gives login creds and everything. The database is in a csv file. That's great!