The term ‘web data’ refers to raw data that has been fetched via the edgeWeb component of the edgeCore server. Web Data connections specify an HTTP connection through which edgeCore can retrieve structured data. It takes advantage of the SSO capabilities of the edgeWeb component, as well as the content transformation functionality (though this is generally not required).
Web data is made available to the data transformation pipeline through the standard types of document-based data feed:
The Web Data Connection configuration is identical to that for a Web Content Connection.
Configuring a web data feed is potentially quite involved. A number of options are made available to define exactly how the data is to be retrieved:
The types of errors encountered here are identical to either web content feeds (where data retrieval is concerned), or the specific parser being used (with relation to processing the retrieved data).