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Yes, you can bring it into a SaaS.

You would need to arrange to pull that data in, old and new, with an API or some agreement with the data providers.

That is unless, you plan to scrape the data without an API or agreement.

If you scrape the data, you should learn to do it wisely and within limits.
You might look at data visualization platforms like Microsoft PowerBI or Tableau.
 

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I do have a follow up question, is it easier to collect the data with an api/agreement or is it easier to just scrape it?
I believe dedicated API will always be better though there can be rare exceptions.
 

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Ok I understand, I appreciate the response
I do have a follow up question, is it easier to collect the data with an api/agreement or is it easier to just scrape it?

It will be easier with an API, if the data providers will have it.

It will more than likely be structured and documented on how to use it, have resource limits, etc.

When you scrape, you never know when the data will change ( not the data you need, the data for the regex ), when they might block your bot/script, legal issues that could present itself, etc.
 

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It will be easier with an API, if the data providers will have it.

It will more than likely be structured and documented on how to use it, have resource limits, etc.

When you scrape, you never know when the data will change ( not the data you need, the data for the regex ), when they might block your bot/script, legal issues that could present itself, etc.
appreciate the feedback, I need to read more about this stuff as well
 

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