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Old 10-03-2009
Call web service from Shell

Hello All,

I have to import data from xml file to mysql database multi-time a day. I think it is better to write a tool to help this. So I write a web service in php. I don't know that if we can call a web service via shell script. If it can, I think we can create a cron job to help run it automatically. Can we do that? And how can we do that?

Does anyone know the best solution in this case?

Thanks,
Eric.
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Old 10-03-2009
The simplest way would be to use wget or curl if it's a simple http service but it seems like a very complicated way to achieve a simple task.
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Old 10-04-2009
Am not sure - why do you specifically need to use a web service for this?

Once the data is generated, can't that be used for dumping to MySQL - are there any glitches or complexities involved in this?

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