If I wanted to consume API feeds (restful) and import that data into EE as entries, is that possible?
Ideally I would like to import a bulk amount of channels (once only), then a bunch of categories for each channel (once only/or once a blue moon), and then I want ti be able to fetch the JSON and use it with some mapping to entries in EE.
Is Solspace - importer the best tool to do this, or will I be better writing some manual PHP scripts to import them all into EE.
The final site will be thousands of pages, and then I am going to augment them with further data made available over an API.
I am really hoping EE will scale to this, as otherwise I need to write the system from scratch - how large does EE scale to?
Looking at say 500k unique visits a month viewing this imported data.
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How was your experience using DataGrab, so I am correct in thinking if I had an API, I could make it import that into an entry, and also some custom fields?
Could you share with me as much detail as you wish, about how you found that process, and how you did it?
I would have 250 channels to create, with up to 30 categories in each, and each category would have 5-10 pages.
Lastly, is there a way I could make all the channels share the same template, all the categories the same, and all the pages the same? I.E three templates, without me duplicating them numerous times? Is there a way to smooth that flow too, I want to automate much of the entry creation as possible.
Say I had weather data, I want to be able to make a weather page for up to... 500 cities programatically, but I want each one to be a separate page. like
I am very familiar with EE, just never tried to automate content/entry creation and this would be at scale.
With datagrab, I could import the data through the API, but I can still edit it too through the usual edit content pages correct?
If I can't figure out how to do it with DataGrab, then I fear I would have to write an Angular App from scratch, but I love the EE interface and stuff.
Lastly, which plugin do you think is best? Datagrab sounds like it has more features, but I have bought SolSpace plugins before and they have always been good..