Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:03 pm
Post subject: Re: Posting variables
Yeah I re-read this and see the complexity of the solution offered. Filemaker allows me to receive commands directly via the URL meaning that the results can be sent to the DB without any extra complication or need to understand and configure any XSLT docs (so the XML can be understood by the DB.)
iSpring seems to need me to get my DB to parse the XML document which iSpring has created, demanding a bunch of extra tech stuff to happen in order to make this happen.
I think your instructions need to be reworded to amplify this point:
You can receive detailed quiz results on your server using variables and .xml document
should really be:
iSpring can send an XML result document via a URL, which your DB can then likely import.
It seems strange that iSpring's product is designed to be used by the non-technical user, all except this one function, which requires advanced coding skills to accomplish - why not make it easy, don't other DBs accept URL commands directly?
My issue will lie in my site being able to handle traffic levels. In the time it takes to receive, parse and then import the XML data; I might have received another result file; can I be sure it will process correctly, while the first is as yet unfinished its processing.
I can accept around 250 URL commands simultaneously, and is therefore designed to handle traffic levels, this XML parsing solution doesn't not seem to be so robust. Added to this is that Filemaker is abandoning XSLT support in favour of PHP or XML based integration, meaning any iSpring solution is temporary at best.
Also I made my post nearly two weeks ago now and despite numerous emails to Pre-Sales and Support re: this post I'm only now getting the answer I could have had two weeks ago, saving me no end of messing around - if it was such a simple answer, why make me wait!