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hi guys., i am building currency converter with php. i need to scrape of the currency codes and rates from xe.com or bloomberg website. has any one got any idea on which php script can scrape the data and output the currency codes and rates?

thanks in advance
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Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yeah, they even have comments in the HTML beside each currency name about prohibited access.  I found that you can get around their checking algorithm by masking with CURL, but that still violates their TOS, so in the spirit of honesty I will not do that.
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Steve BinkCommented:
Why reinvent the wheel?  Have you tried:

http://www.google.com/#q=currency+converter+web+service

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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Why don't use this: http://www.xe.com/ucc/#? Here you can customize it to include it in your site: http://www.xe.com/ucc/customize.php

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Ray PaseurCommented:
Not sure about Bloomberg, but you might want to see this page before you spend much time on the project:
http://www.xe.com/errors/noautoextract.htm
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
@Ray_Paseur

Hmm...  I did not realize that. I retract my previous comment then. Thank you Ray_Paseur for keeping me honest  :)
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Thank you _alias99  :)
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peteradeAuthor Commented:
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peteradeAuthor Commented:
hi guys . i am building a currency converter with php. i managed to scrape the currency rates from bloomberg. i have got an array of rates outputed. can someone teach me how to input the array of rates into a database.

steps
i1) i know how to connect to a database
2) select a the table.
3) i need the script to store the array data into a table.
pls help me guys. its really urgent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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peteradeAuthor Commented:

class config {


    //variable declarations

    var $content;
    var $exch_rates = array();
    var $mysql_host, $mysql_user, $mysql_pass, $mysql_db, $mysql_table;

    // getting and scraping data from bloomberg
    function config() {
        $this->mysql_host = 'localhost';
        $this->mysql_user = 'root';
        $this->mysql_pass = 'code';
        $this->mysql_db = 'converter';
        $this->mysql_table = 'currencies';
        $this->exch_rates = $rates;
        $this->content = $file;
        $this->rates = $exchangerates;



        if (!$file = file_get_contents('http://www.bloomberg.com/personal-finance/calculators/currency-converter')) {
            // generate error request from xml file
            echo'error';
        } else {
            $cur = array('ADP', 'AED', 'AFN', 'ALL', 'AMD', 'ANG', 'AOA', 'ARS', 'ATS', 'AUD', 'AWG', 'AZM', 'ATS', 'AZM', 'AZN', 'BAM', 'BBD', 'BDT'
                , 'BEF', 'BGN', 'BHD', 'BIF', 'BMD', 'BND', 'BOB', 'BRL', 'BSD', 'BTN', 'BWP', 'BYR', 'BZD', 'CAD', 'CDF', 'CHF', 'CLF', 'CLP', 'CNY', 'COP',
                'CRC', 'CUP', 'CVE', 'CYP', 'CZK', 'DEM', 'DJF', 'DKK', 'DOP', 'DZD', 'ECS', 'EEK', 'EGP', 'ERN', 'ESP', 'ETB', 'EUR', 'FIM', 'FJD', 'FRF',
                'GBP', 'GEL', 'GHC', 'GHS', 'GIP', 'GMD', 'GNF', 'GRD', 'GTQ', 'GYD', 'HKD', 'HNL', 'HRK', 'HTG', 'HUF', 'IDR', 'IEP', 'ILS', 'INR', 'IQD',
                'IRR', 'ISK', 'ITL', 'JMD', 'JOD', 'JPY', 'KES', 'KGS', 'KHR', 'KMF', 'KPW', 'KRW', 'KWD', 'KYD', 'KZT', 'LAK', 'LBP'
                , 'LKR', 'LRD', 'LSL', 'LTL', 'LUF', 'LVL', 'LYD', 'MAD', 'MDL', 'MGA', 'MKD', 'MMK', 'MNT', 'MOP', 'MRO', 'MTL', 'MUR', 'MVR',
                'MWK', 'MXN', 'MYR', 'MZM', 'MZN', 'NAD', 'NGN', 'NIO', 'NLG', 'NOK', 'NPR', 'NZD', 'OMR', 'PAB', 'PEN', 'PGK'
                , 'PHP', 'PKR', 'PLN', 'PTE', 'PYG', 'QAR', 'ROL', 'RON', 'RSD', 'RUB', 'RWF', 'SAR', 'SBD', 'SCR', 'SDG', 'SDR', 'SEK', 'SGD', 'SHP', 'SIT',
                'SKK', 'SLL', 'SOS', 'SRD', 'SRG', 'STD', 'SVC', 'SYP', 'SZL', 'THB', 'THO', 'TJS', 'TMM', 'TND', 'TOP', 'TRL'
                , 'TRY', 'TTD', 'TWD', 'TZS', 'UAH', 'UDI', 'UGX', 'USD', 'UYU', 'UZS', 'VEB', 'VEF', 'VND', 'VUV', 'WST', 'XAF', 'XAG', 'XAU', 'XCD', 'XEU'
                , 'XOF', 'XPD', 'XPF', 'XPT', 'YER', 'ZAR', 'ZMK', 'ZWD', 'ZWR');




            for ($i = 0; $i < count($cur); $i++) {
                preg_match("/price\['$cur[$i]:\S*\s=\s(\S*);/", $file, $out);


                echo $cur[$i], '=', $out[1], ',.... ';
            }
            $conn = mysql_connect($this->mysql_host, $this->mysql_user, $this->mysql_pass);
            $rs = mysql_select_db($this->mysql_db);



// i need a script to insert $ CUR  and $ out into my database.
pls help me


        }
    }

}
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Steve BinkCommented:
This question was specifically about obtaining the conversion rates, and that issue was resolved.  You should open a new question for your new question.
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