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Hi ,

Can you please suggest a way to export all the messages from the yahoo groups?

Thanks in advance
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Export them to what?  

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Main purpose is to export them and then import to my joomla component.

In a Json format , it will be good.
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Are you trying to take content without permission and use it on your own site, or do you have permission to use the information; in which case Yahoo probably has an API to let you generate the JSON files.

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I am a moderator of that group and i have permission to get it. But i dont find any help docs how to do that in yahoo pages.

Can you advice on that API so i can check that .

Thanks,
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Well based on this:
http://developer.yahoo.com/forum/General-Discussion-at-YDN/Yahoo-groups-API/1385526373566-6ce9c6c7-b366-48ba-90e4-96b620553328

There does not appear to be an API for what you want.

You might be able to modify one of the APIs or tools here:
http://developer.yahoo.com/everything.html

And if none of those help you might have to try Yahoo support here:
http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&page=product&y=PROD_GRPS

If you still don 't have anything, then you will need to write a screen scraper to extract the content off of the pages, parse it and generate the output in JSON format.

Quite a substantial piece of programming given the format of Yahoo pages.  You might also try getting it off the group as an RSS feed as converting the XML to JSON would be less work.

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Hi ,

Thanks for ur advice.

I checked the group tab and dont see any RSS feed available.

I think i need to use scraper to do this.

Thanks anyways for your time.

BR,
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Thank you very much.
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