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Accessing Data for an Application Through an Internet Server

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Hi all-

I am creating an interactive investment application.  I have all of the
historical quote data (all data necessary to plot a graph) on my web
server.  I want to use all of this information to plot a graph of the
stock's history while the user is on the internet.  When the user is not
on the internet, the graph would simply be blank.  I know that it is necessary to use the Inet control to FTP previously set files. (I think?!)  Is there a way that I can do this? (I have seen it done in bigeasyinvestor @
www.bigeasyinvestor.com).
Please address replies to toddbranch@home.com.

Thanks.

toddbranch
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by:toddbranch
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by:j3877
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Why do the stock values always have to be on the webserver - can't you just download the stocks history from the server, and when they connect to the internet, just get the values that they don't have, and plot the graph on the local machine, therefore saving the server a lot of processing?
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by:catdaddy123
ID: 2753703
look here for retrieving data from http servers http://616.org
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by:toddbranch
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I am going to have a database of over 12,000 stocks that will each have historical data of at least a couple of hundred of kb each.  I want to make the download of the application as small as possible.  I can access this data from a stock service that already has all of this on their server.
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by:toddbranch
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catdaddy-
where on the website do I look for info on accessing data on http servers?
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netvan earned 400 total points
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You can create a temp access table.Then download the data and draw the graph.
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