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Best Practises for active web design (How do I approach it?).

I've got a fairly simple web site (not up and running yet) that does a lot of data massaging and then displays the data on a website.  The end result of the data massage is in a database, so the results are real easy to display using ASP:Gridview.  All of the data fetch and calculations is (can be) done each night.  There is no need to update the data when viewing it, because I doesn't change enough to do it in real time and it's not the goal.  

Currently, everything is written in C# using two class to fetch (on the internet), do the calculations, and write the results to a database.  Everything was written as a website using ASP, but that's really only a display tool (and for data manipulation as needed).  Now, it's time to let it run on it's own, nightly fetching, calculating, and writing to the DB.  What is the best approach to do this nightly run?  Do I write a C# executable using the same classes and DB?  Do I write some kind of script with kicks off a process embedded in the website, but doesn't display anything, just updates the DB?  Never had to do this before so I don't want to re-invent the wheel.  Is their an online example of what I'm trying to do?

ps. I would like to include a log class because errors are possible during the fetch process. I'd like to record the error and keep fetching...

Please advise,
Stephen
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