Your XML, VB and SOAP libraries knowledge must be excellent to undertake this work.
Modify my existing custom made user application that automatically downloads data from a XML server. Due to changes made at the server end, I have been provided with a new user name, password and a URL.
The program downloads race betting data (win/ place values) under password from a XML webserver. The program has worked excellently for the past 2 years.
The changes that have been made at the server are,
1 new URL
You are required to make corresponding changes to my application, so that I could connect and download data, as before. For job completion, you are required to fully test for connectivity and the downloading of data.
For information of the XML webservice, please refer to
[url removed, login to view], live odds service or
[url removed, login to view]
This says - 'The TAB Live Odds Web Service is accessible through either a web interface or as a web service where subscribers to the service request data through XML using SOAP and data is returned by the service as an XML-formatted stream of text. A detailed Live Odds Web Service Developer Guide is available for download.'
The new server URL is [url removed, login to view]
The username is nimalliy(at)[url removed, login to view]
The password is skymeteor
In the event you need to contact the server administrator for any clarifications this will be given to you after work is contracted.
A sample of the Excel Application used to access the server will be provided later as it is too large for attaching.
How the program works
Firstly, my username and the password provides a numerical acceptance code from the server on signing up. This number valid for a single day fills up above the Logon Box in Sheet CP (Control page)
Then the 'Venue' code is filled in manually by the user, ‘download’ button pressed or ‘scheduled’ the Race URLs can be downloaded. Thereafter, automatic periodic download of the data occurs at set intervals over several hours, as new data is updated at the server.
Once the program is modified and tested by you for successful connectivity and download of data, payment will be made by me after testing.
This is a Fixed Price Contract. Please also indicate the date by which you will deliver. Daily progress reports are needed.