Author Topic: XML data feed creator and reader  (Read 2777 times)

Offline whitsey

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XML data feed creator and reader
« on: June 22, 2009, 05:06:04 AM »
I am considering developing a module however, I wanted to discuss it first, get some ideas, recommendations and understand if there is anything that sort of does what I am looking to do...

Firstly, I have a number of websites which all sell similar products.  What I want to avoid is having to recreate the same product list in every website.  The product list is about 15 - 20 items but the description, options and inclusions is quite extensive...

At the moment, I have replicated the same stuff over the websites but everytime a product changes, I need to modify it over the multiple websites... Painful!

What I want to do is as follows:

- use a module similar to the Gocart module
- create an xml feed of the Gocart products
- create some type of module to read and interpret xml
- display unique formatting over the top of the data

Therefore, I maintain one single database of products and then each individual site, reads, formats and displays the data however it chooses.

Any advice, guidance, recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Offline kweitzel

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Re: XML data feed creator and reader
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 08:56:04 PM »
If it wasn't for the links I would say use a hidden page and then the aggregator module to "scim" the products from that page. But that leaves the original links intact.