First off, I am not a programmer or web designer. I am a network admin.
I am trying to help a friend with an ecommerce website. He is reselling items for vendors who send him a .CSV file with products to advertise on his site. One of the fields is producturl which is just the URL pointing to the product on THEIR website. It is easy enough to import the CSV file to create the products on his site, but is there a way to somehow fetch the data in the product description on the vendor's web site to automatically populate the item description on his site? There is a combined total of around 4,000 items so it would take a very long time to manually create the product description and formatting for each and every product. And since it's already been done on their site it would be nice to just copy it somehow. There is a field for 'Body HTML code' in the product import CSV template on his site, and the product description is an HTML table on their site. Is there such code that can copy the HTML table from their site and paste it into the Body field of the CSV file using the producturl? I hope this makes sense.
Any thoughts? Is this even possible?