Currency exchange spider
Extract data from website:
Spider XE.com for the daily currecy exchange rates of 8 selected countries, and update customer’s database with the current day’s exchange rate.
Client requested spider to extract data from website, XE.com, a site that updates daily with the current day’s exchange rates. The client requested that we extract website data containing the currecy exchange for 8 different countries for which the client both sold and purchased merchandise. Previous to the client’s request, the updating of the currency rate updated daily was done by an employee by copying the data from XE.com. We were contacted after the employee erroneously updated the database with the wrong currency exchange rate which caused a sales offer value to be multiple times the true value. Our client wished to free the employee from the time it took daily to update the local database, and to avoid any future copying errors.
Extract data from website, XE.com. We created a screen scraper that scrapes the currency exchange rates for the 8 different selected countries, extracted the data for each conversion, and automatically updated the customer’s database with the the daily currency conversion rates.
Alternative applications – extract website data: Using the same method to screen scrape the currency exchange rates, and to update the client’s database, we can likewise extract website data from any website, and monitor for the changes like product pricing, financial data, news reports, travel fares ect.. We can then update your database with the information, export the data to your desired format, or send you the latest updates in an email.