I need to retrieve data from Yahoo finance, then display it on a webpage - from the following url:
I'm able to format and display the text within my swf, however once its uploaded to the internet - the text either won't show up, or the flash player shows a security error "flash player is trying to communicate with finance.yahoo.com"
I've tried to feed the data through to my own domain, but I'm not sure how to program for it. I've found php examples online, but I'm not sure how to implement them either. I need the stock quote price to display and update either once a day, or only when the swf loads. Currently I'm using the following code to retrieve the data (within flash):
fl_TextLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
var fl_TextURLRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest("http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=SNA.V&f=l1sd1");
var fl_TextToDisplay:String = new String(fl_TextLoader.data);
var textData:String = new String(fl_TextLoader.data);
var myTextFormat:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
fl_TF = new TextField();
fl_TF.autoSize = TextFieldAutoSize.LEFT;
fl_TF.background = false;
fl_TF.textColor = 333333;
fl_TF.border = false;
fl_TF.scaleZ = 200;
fl_TF.maxChars = 22;
fl_TF.x = 665;
fl_TF.y = 579;
fl_TF.text = fl_TextToDisplay;
myTextFormat.font = "Calibri";
myTextFormat.size = 18;
You can find a complete tutorial here for using Yahoo Finance in Flash.
Source and example also available.
Although it looks like a Phone App it can be used anywhere.
Hope it helps.
Looks like the swf works great, but I have no idea how to make it usable for my site. I don't need all the features either. I only need to place a current stock price in text on the swf. I'll continue digging through the source code provided to see if there's something helpful there.