Can you use XML to get stock quote information from Yahoo?
Hi there. I'm new to web programming, and would like to write an application capable of retrieving market quote information from Yahoo? I believe this should be done in XML, though I have no idea how to go about it. Could someone please help me with this?
Thanks in advance. I posted this question in "General" but nobody there knows how to do it either.
Thanks, khalidali63. Another part of my questions is, how can I write an application that can tell yahoo the quote I'm looking for? Doing this manually is easy: I just go to finance.yahoo.com, enter a ticker, and press "get quote". How can I automate this process?
This probably wouldn't use XML at all. You have to get that data from the form, and Yahoo probably won't allow you to use their database and/or bandwidth. So you'd be better off making your own server-side script.
Stock Information Retrieval (c.ticker.php) jmp1024
This class will retrieve information from Yahoo's finance site and put it into a nice, usable, class variable for you to use elsewhere at your leisure. Example usage is in the class comments.