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bchlkings
10-12-2018, 12:00 PM
This may very well be a very very simple fix, but I'm at a bit of a loss.

We have a 50/50 service that provides us with a web-based XML file that is automatically updated with current jackpots, winning ticket numbers, etc. We have been entering this information manually, but by the time we do that and get it to air at our games, the total has already changed. I'd like to automate this process.

Here is the XML file they create: https://comm.5050central.com/api/currentdraw/?key=2ea31f255122cf24bfb6c944c56a3e4c9710aba8a5e78 2a295728b3c

So my question is how do I make DataLink recognise that as a feed? From there I feel pretty confident in getting it into Tricaster through the "%" shortcodes.

ZachSchuster
10-13-2018, 07:14 PM
I have a free utility that might fit be the winning ticket, so to speak. Download my XMLDownloader and see if it does the trick. Tutorial video and download link found here: https://suitecg.com/2018/03/04/xmldownloader-with-stretch-internet-integration-for-cgstatlink/

You should be able to input that URL, set a download interval, and save the file to the TextInput folder for LiveText. Hit go and, boom, jackpot... See what I did there?

focalpp
10-18-2018, 05:28 AM
Curious how this worked out for you. Any updates?

SBowie
10-18-2018, 09:03 AM
?Just as a supplementary remark, my recollection is that DataLink directly supports both XML and CSV via its watch folder implementation. Of course the monitored files would have to be prepared with compatibility in mind.

ctc2010
11-02-2018, 10:28 PM
I have a free utility that might fit be the winning ticket, so to speak. Download my XMLDownloader and see if it does the trick. Tutorial video and download link found here: https://suitecg.com/2018/03/04/xmldownloader-with-stretch-internet-integration-for-cgstatlink/

You should be able to input that URL, set a download interval, and save the file to the TextInput folder for LiveText. Hit go and, boom, jackpot... See what I did there?

Zach, you are a godsend. I’ve been looking for something like this for months to use in conjunction with Kane’s Spreadsheet. This works perfectly! Thank you!

ZachSchuster
11-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Glad I could help!