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Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby SillyBillysToys on Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:41 pm

Dear EPOS Folk

I am using a google sheet and scanning Bar Codes to that sheet

I would like a formula or integration with the sheet that would fill another cell adjacent to the Scanned Numerical EAN/UPC with a Text Value for the product title which would be taken from an Internet open database like EBAY / Google Shopping / Littlewoods or somewhere else

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can use?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby S1mon on Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:46 pm

There's no way you're going to achieve that
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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby SillyBillysToys on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:49 pm

I would have though there would be using some sort of API or Querying XML Mark-Up !dunce
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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby S1mon on Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:05 pm

This is a website for supporting EPoS hardware and software, not for the sort of thing you're after.

You'll probably find the Google / Amazon / eBay do offer this kind of API, but they will likely charge you a significant sum of money for the use of it.
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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby S1mon on Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:39 am

You might want to look at https://opendata.stackexchange.com/ques ... 3-barcodes

You're not exactly the first person in the world to ask about this rig. There's no easy way to do this for free.
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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby SillyBillysToys on Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Thanks for the replies !worthy
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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby SillyBillysToys on Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:35 pm

S1mon wrote:This is a website for supporting EPoS hardware and software, not for the sort of thing you're after.

You'll probably find the Google / Amazon / eBay do offer this kind of API, but they will likely charge you a significant sum of money for the use of it.


Simon,

This is EPOS related as I am scanning Store Barcodes into a sheet, as part of a process to get the bricks and mortar shop more visibility in local search through the Use of an Online web provider and Google Partner called Pointy

My end goal is to be able to take the Barcodes I have scanned and then find a Product name for each barcode

We can then look around the shop and put prices next to names and later on use it potentially as the basis of an EPOS System

Thanks
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Re: Query Internet Database for Product Title

Postby S1mon on Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:39 pm

You'd be much better off biting the bullet now, buying a proper EPoS system which will do what you're trying to achieve, and do it the right way from the beginning, rather than trying to do a half-arsed workaround that you then won't be able to integrate into an EPoS system later when you want to.
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