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By w3t, Member on 11th April 2009, 09:55 AM
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12th April 2009, 08:13 AM |#21  
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The problem is always "the critical mass".

You need some amount of data before people finds this interesting and starts to use your programs to add stuff. But to get that data, you need already people to input it. "chicken & egg" problem.
 
 
12th April 2009, 08:13 AM |#22  
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- not a webservice but only web based

They have a WebService (XML-RPC): http://www.upcdatabase.com/xmlrpc.asp
They even give sample code for C#.
12th April 2009, 08:20 AM |#23  
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I'll try to prepare a build that doesn't require OpenNetCF because i'm not sure but maybe OpenNetCF is requiring .NET CF 2.0 to be installed too.

snark do you also have .net cf 2.0 and 3.5 installed just like me ?
12th April 2009, 08:21 AM |#24  
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snark do you also have .net cf 2.0 and 3.5 installed just like me ?

3.5 yes, it's part of the ROMeOS I'm using. I think 3.5 contains 2.0, no?
12th April 2009, 08:44 AM |#25  
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3.5 yes, it's part of the ROMeOS I'm using. I think 3.5 contains 2.0, no?

Normally and at least for Windows version yes 3.5 does fully contains the 2.0 components however on Windows Mobile you can have 2.0 installed manually and 3.5 in Rom (that's what i had).

By checking the dependencies i found that OpenNetCF was refering to 2.0 so i've now uploaded a 0.7.2 version which doesn't use it anymore. I hope it will solve the issue for the other users...

The package is much smaller now and it wasn't really required.

We'll see
12th April 2009, 08:47 AM |#26  
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They have a WebService (XML-RPC): http://www.upcdatabase.com/xmlrpc.asp
They even give sample code for C#.

I wasn't aware and i'll have a look at it once it works for most users, in this case it shouldn't be too complicated to check on upc if there is nothing on the barcodezilla webservice...
12th April 2009, 08:52 AM |#27  
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Just regarding the UPC Webservice :

This service, and the data provided by it, is licensed for PERSONAL USE ONLY, and may not be used for commercial purposes, NOR REDISTRIBUTED IN ANY FORM without prior written consent. For questions regarding commercial licensing, please contact me at webmaster@upcdatabase.com. I can't guarantee an answer, or even a response, but I do my best...

So i'm not sure we'll be allowed to integrate this in the software.
12th April 2009, 08:57 AM |#28  
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Unless you start charging for your program, you should be fine. What's the purpose of having a Web-based product DB if it cannot be interrogated?

EDIT: you could also download the dumps of their DB and insert it into yours. So you would not rely on their webservices but still have a nice prepopulated DB. You would of course have to update your DB once in a while (1 dump every month apparently).

PS: you answer fast ... so much for the "myth" of Suiss people being slow ...
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Unless you start charging for your program, you should be fine. What's the purpose of having a Web-based product DB if it cannot be interrogated?

EDIT: you could also download the dumps of their DB and insert it into yours. So you would not rely on their webservices but still have a nice prepopulated DB. You would of course have to update your DB once in a while (1 dump every month apparently).

That's a good idea as well. I wanted to separate the company and the product because UPC-A and EAN-13 codes do contain 5-6 digits for the company and so if you already have a product from this company locally then 50% are already pre-filled at edition time.

Btw i've downloaded a copy of their db and i'll check how i could script the reimport...
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Last edited by w3t; Today at 07:41 AM.. Reason: Updated cab with a version that doesn't required OpenNetCF anymore

... hmm ... same error again.
I Re-Installed NEt CF3.5 but the Files you said in post #20 are not there.
12th April 2009, 09:46 AM |#31  
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Hello,

i've prepared a cab files for you here:

Compact Framework 3.5 (Missing subset + .NET Configuration tool)

It should install the missing system files.

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