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Quick Base import HTML/XML from outside monitoring sites

  • 1.  Quick Base import HTML/XML from outside monitoring sites

    Posted 07-14-2017 15:05
    Is there any way for Quick Base to extract data from outside sites? Similar to an importXML function found on Google Sheets?


  • 2.  RE: Quick Base import HTML/XML from outside monitoring sites

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  • 3.  RE: Quick Base import HTML/XML from outside monitoring sites

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    Posted 07-17-2017 14:59
    The Same Origin Policy will generally prevent you from doing this unless the target site sets a CORS header. See:

    Same Origin Policy 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-origin_policy

    Your alternative is to use a proxy. One proxy you can use is the YQL (Yahoo Query Language) service along with the YQL jQuery Plugin:

    Yahoo Query Language
    https://developer.yahoo.com/yql/

    jQuery YQL Plugin
    https://github.com/hail2u/jquery.query-yql

    This post may be helpful:

    How to Use YQL with QuickBase
    https://community.quickbase.com/quickbase/topics/how-do-you-use-yql-with-quickbase