I'm using getclicky for my site statistics. They have a url I can use to get the number of users online. I found ways to parse an xml file if it is local, but how should i do this if is from another link like http://api.getclicky.com/stats/api3?site_id=37569&... ? I'm trying to get the number of users online from the link above.
on 2009-02-21 20:10
on 2009-02-22 01:48
On 21 Feb 2009, at 18:10, Scott K. wrote: > > I'm using getclicky for my site statistics. They have a url I can use > to get the number of users online. I found ways to parse an xml > file if > it is local, but how should i do this if is from another link like > http://api.getclicky.com/stats/api3?site_id=37569&... > ? > Well it depends on how you are parsing your xml, but with REXML::Document all you need to do is get the xml into a string or an IO object, so for example you could use the net/http library to grab the data and then stick that into REXML::Document.new Fred
on 2009-02-22 06:33
Just a suggestion though, although the REXML api is really nice to use, I'd start with libxml. The speed difference is large enough to put up with the api being a little less intuitive. just my 2cents Simon
on 2009-02-22 16:34
I've just recently spent a week learning how to export data using the Builder::XMLMarkup. In effect I created this object and populated it with data from my Rails database and sent it flying with a send_data method. I've been reading how one then imports data and loads this into the Rails database with ActiveResource (Obie's book). Is it something like this; 1. Create the resource as a model and the route to point to the controller action. 2. This action opens a REXML::Document.new ( which then does these three things) a. create .new record b. newrecord field = REXML::Document.fieldname, etc. c. newrecord.save Does anyone have examples of how they used an external XML file to import data into a Rails database ( and the routing used)? Thank you, David