Post by richion » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:59 am

Hi, It seems that yahoo finance quote Api is down for good, more here: https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/3829 ... e-below-fo

do you know about any good free alternative?
Richard.

Newbie

Posts

Joined
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:27 pm

Post by yodapt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:11 am

https://www.alphavantage.co/

This one is free, it just requires a API key to be used.

https://stooq.com/

Another free alternative.

Opencart Developer - My Extension Showcase
Contact me at aeon.yoda@gmail.com


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:39 pm


Post by yodapt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:49 am


Opencart Developer - My Extension Showcase
Contact me at aeon.yoda@gmail.com


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:39 pm


Post by straightlight » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:52 am

This API would not be as useful as the Yahoo Finance used to be unfortunately since it requires to have a symbol in the URL which, of course, initializing CURL won't be supported during loops. Rather an API with imploded symbols needs to be found in order to get it replaced by the previous Yahoo Finance API.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming.

Regards,
Straightlight


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Location - Canada, ON

Post by thekrotek » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:38 pm

Yahoo is one of the companies, that ruin themselves: Microsoft, Ubisoft, you name it. Their time has passed a long time ago and new management is simply killing it. Closing the service just because somebody was using it improperly... wow, that's something new. I'll be surprised if they won't start sinking even faster after this stupid action.

So I'd call this topic "Yahoo is down for good".

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email support@thekrotek.com


User avatar
Active Member
Online

Posts

Joined
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am


Post by yodapt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:38 pm

straightlight wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:52 am
This API would not be as useful as the Yahoo Finance used to be unfortunately since it requires to have a symbol in the URL which, of course, initializing CURL won't be supported during loops. Rather an API with imploded symbols needs to be found in order to get it replaced by the previous Yahoo Finance API.
You dont need cURL to access it anyway. I fail to see the problem in it, you make a few more requests and that's it.

Opencart Developer - My Extension Showcase
Contact me at aeon.yoda@gmail.com


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:39 pm


Post by thekrotek » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:24 pm

To fix the issue with Yahoo Finance API I've created a small free extension called Exchange Rate Providers, which adds a list of exchange rate providers to global store settings. Currently it has only 2 options - Yahoo and Fixer, but list of providers can be expanded by request. Fixer takes rates from ECB and works fine for now, yet in case Yahoo decides to restore its service, you can always select it in settings.

Compatible with all OC 2.0 versions, will work with OC 1.5 and 3.0 after some tweaking.

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email support@thekrotek.com


User avatar
Active Member
Online

Posts

Joined
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am


Post by straightlight » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:28 pm

The downloads are still broken in the marketplace. I've created a topic on the website suggestions section of the forum about it.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming.

Regards,
Straightlight


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Location - Canada, ON

Post by thekrotek » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:16 pm

straightlight wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:28 pm
The downloads are still broken in the marketplace. I've created a topic on the website suggestions section of the forum about it.
And you think Yahoo is behind this, right? :-)

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email support@thekrotek.com


User avatar
Active Member
Online

Posts

Joined
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am


Post by straightlight » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:08 am

Non-related. I answered to the post above regarding the new published extension which, unfortunately, cannot be either downloaded or easily downloaded due to download issues right now on the marketplace, still, for unknown reasons.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming.

Regards,
Straightlight


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Location - Canada, ON

Post by thekrotek » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:17 am

straightlight wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:08 am
Non-related. I answered to the post above regarding the new published extension which, unfortunately, cannot be either downloaded or easily downloaded due to download issues right now on the marketplace, still, for unknown reasons.
Guess, it happens only on certain configurations or browsers, because I can download everything just fine.

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email support@thekrotek.com


User avatar
Active Member
Online

Posts

Joined
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am


Post by straightlight » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:24 am

I see. Then perhaps an explanation could be provided when seeing the following results when hitting the download button only on the marketplace and nowhere else:

Code: Select all

PKYdK)œ¶Âvqmod_currency_rates_fix.xmlÍUïoÛ6ý¬ù®‚QÉC%%)Z´©¤Ì±•dC“¦®³6•N67ZTI:‰Qä/©®­C»ÃôÅæñÝãÝã#ÜÍÜ ”—‘½ëïØ€eÆsZN#ûbrä½°âí­p®C͈¢¼ÔcÐ_Hóø··§oF0\¡³–0& %Ñ»0 ykÙã]ÿ™ŠÃSÇ׈.ÞÁ>Íu$ÞóŸû;aÐŽÚ9²P3.â%ÏI¥Â noµÓe%™cd“|NË@W‹,`<#ŒÊºæ kkô«Y¥{‚‹Èf|j·kÔD¼BQÿ¨A‰ÈfPqIU­šÀŠ‘ í8|t5 &ƒ«í-«Z|d4ƒbQf5¡ÀB œ¹½‚‹ !‚‚0‰}ø¬±–u}‡ACüp9’çÿœ¸×µæD=I„ K·ÿÊhgY´€6¯+¤÷ib©=5£Ò‹ó^\‡\û]ò:Nà'8¿9|¦çãäè—ú¿Ý­ïO’qÚC"p p eF*tÛHÆË‚N½xŠÊušAÚ9ý¾áulS­eÝê¾þ¿eÂàlZeL›³‚9„ í_ðœë\zs/‡“}º/' •P\ѹžðv5“aÞT Ù4½_H´ÝF/üV‘ÐÓ>X0µÚJ=¬x)kOè’êêS]¼ÂRI×™)UÉý ¸½½õ «f䆔ŠLÑÏxPt‹†ãqr6¼L“ÓÁÙq’Ž“äq!ø|%Cäøß%–ï
Looks to me that it's rather a download header function issue.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming.

Regards,
Straightlight


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Location - Canada, ON

Post by Burt65 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:08 am

Just to confirm thekrotek, the download in the market is working fine... There must be something wrong at your end...

Just tested both paid and free downloads with Chrome and IE... No problems.

Over 95% of all computer problems can be traced back to the interface between the keyboard and the chair...


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:23 pm
Location - Oz

Post by straightlight » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:18 am

The download seem to be working fine with Google Chrome but not with IE / Edge ... although, it seem to be the only site where I am having issues with the downloads from the marketplace. From the forum, there are no issues.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming.

Regards,
Straightlight


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Location - Canada, ON

Post by straightlight » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:00 am

This issue now seem to have been resolved ...

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming.

Regards,
Straightlight


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Location - Canada, ON

Post by Burt65 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:29 pm

straightlight wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:00 am
This issue now seem to have been resolved ...
That's a good news... Now, try not to break your browser any more ;)

Over 95% of all computer problems can be traced back to the interface between the keyboard and the chair...


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:23 pm
Location - Oz

Post by ianhaney » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:57 am

Hi thekrotek

I found this post and saw you developed a extension Exchange Rate Providers.

Can it work with opencart version 1.5.6.4 and if so does it do automatic rate updates?

Active Member

Posts

Joined
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:30 am

Post by thekrotek » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:15 am

ianhaney wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:57 am
Can it work with opencart version 1.5.6.4 and if so does it do automatic rate updates?
I replied you in email already, but will repeat here. This extension only adds an alternative to default Yahoo Finance provider. The rest of the functionality remains the same.

And it will not work with OC 1.5 right out of the box. You need to tweak it a bit.

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email support@thekrotek.com


User avatar
Active Member
Online

Posts

Joined
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am


Post by ianhaney » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:26 am

Hi

Ahh sorry, I have not received the email yet

Is it possible you would be able to make it work for 1.5.6.4 please?

Active Member

Posts

Joined
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:30 am

Post by thekrotek » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 am

ianhaney wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:26 am
Is it possible you would be able to make it work for 1.5.6.4 please?
I don't work with OC 1.5 for quite a long time already, sorry. And I'd recommend you to upgrade to OC 2.0, because the more you wait, the less customization options you will have.

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email support@thekrotek.com


User avatar
Active Member
Online

Posts

Joined
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 41 guests