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XML Foreign Exchange rate inserted into ASP (VBScript)

Posted on 2004-08-26
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Hi,

I'm having trouble getting to 2 values from a xml file which are located on a another server.  If I place the file locally I can get it to work fine.  Heres the code for it to work locally can someone please let me know how to retrieve the xml from http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/fxrates/FXtoXML.cfm?FEXdate=2004%2D08%2D25%2000%3A00%3A00&FEXtime=1200 so I can place it into the variables I want.


<%
Option Explicit

Response.Buffer = True

Dim xml

Set xml = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
xml.async = false

xml.load (Server.MapPath("exchange.xml"))
dim euro, pound, exchange_rate
dim count, item

count = 0

for each item in xml.documentElement.childNodes
IF xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Country").text = "European Monetary Union" THEN
'euro = xml.documentElement.childNodes(count).text
euro = xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Value").text
END IF
IF xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Country").text = "United Kingdom" THEN
'euro = xml.documentElement.childNodes(count).text
pound = xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Value").text
END IF

count = count + 1
next

exchange_rate =  pound / euro

%>

<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>Show me Some XML</title>
</head>
      <body>
      <%
      response.write (euro & "<br>")
      response.write (pound & "<br>")
      response.write ("The exchange rate is " & exchange_rate & "<br>")
      %>
      </body>
</html>



I've tried using:

xml.Open "POST", "http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/fxrates/FXtoXML.cfm?FEXdate=2004%2D08%2D25%2000%3A00%3A00&FEXtime=1200", false
xml.Send ""
But I just can't get it to work.

Thanks
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Question by:mwidd101
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by:Anthony Perkins
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by:mwidd101
ID: 11910931
I've changed it to  

xml.Open "POST", "http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/fxrates/FXtoXML.cfm?FEXdate=2004%2D08%2D25%2000%3A00%3A00&FEXtime=1200", false
xml.Send ""

but got this error message:

Microsoft VBScript runtime (0x800A01B6)
Object doesn't support this property or method: 'Open'
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by:mwidd101
ID: 11911583
Hi,

Thanks for the help acperkins but I've got it working now, I needed to have: Set xml = xml.ResponseXml

Here's the working code:

<%
Option Explicit

Response.Buffer = True

Dim xml

Set xml = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")


xml.Open "GET", "http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/fxrates/FXtoXML.cfm?FEXdate=2004%2D08%2D26%2000%3A00%3A00&FEXtime=1200", false
xml.Send ""

Set xml = xml.ResponseXml

dim euro, pound, exchange_rate
dim count, item

count = 0

for each item in xml.documentElement.childNodes
IF xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Country").text = "European Monetary Union" THEN
'euro = xml.documentElement.childNodes(count).text
euro = xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Value").text
END IF
IF xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Country").text = "United Kingdom" THEN
'euro = xml.documentElement.childNodes(count).text
pound = xml.selectSingleNode("RateList/Rate[" & count & "]/Value").text
END IF

count = count + 1
next

exchange_rate =  pound / euro

%>

<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>Show me Some XML</title>
</head>
      <body>
      <%
      response.write (euro & "<br>")
      response.write (pound & "<br>")
      response.write ("The exchange rate is " & exchange_rate & "<br>")
      %>
      </body>
</html>

Cheers
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Anthony Perkins earned 500 total points
ID: 11913283
As I suggested previously, change:
xml.Open "GET", "http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/fxrates/FXtoXML.cfm?FEXdate=2004%2D08%2D26%2000%3A00%3A00&FEXtime=1200", false
xml.Send ""

To:
xml.Open "GET", "http://www.ny.frb.org/markets/fxrates/FXtoXML.cfm?FEXdate=2004%2D08%2D26%2000%3A00%3A00&FEXtime=1200", false
xml.Send

Unlike a POST, with a GET there is nothing to send (no payload).

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by:mwidd101
ID: 11914227
Good point, cheers for pointing that out
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