Find out what products are hot on either side of the pond with Amazon locale-based queries.
some albums more popular in the U.K.
than in the U.S.? This hack can’t answer that question, but it can
point out what the differences are. It uses two features of AWS
generate parallel lists of bestsellers by artist.
This ASP code makes two
Both are sorted by sales rank, and the only difference between the
two is the setting for the
locale. In the first
locale is left blank, for the default
Amazon.com store. The other query sets the
uk, searching Amazon.co.uk. Create a file
with the following
<html> <head> <title>International Sales</title> </head> <body> <% Dim arUSResults(10,4) Dim arUKResults(10,4) Sub AmazonTopArtist(artist,locale) ' Set Associate ID and Developer Token AssociatesID = "
insert associate tag" DeveloperToken = "
insert developer token" ' Form the request URL XMLURL = "http://xml.amazon.com/onca/xml3" & _ "?t=" & AssociateID & _ "&dev-t=" & DeveloperToken & _ "&page=1" & _ "&f=xml" & _ "&mode=music" & _ "&type=lite" & _ "&
sort=+salesrank" & _ "&ArtistSearch=" & Server.URLEncode(artist) If locale = "uk" Then XMLURL = XMLURL & "&
locale=uk" End If Set xmlhttp = Server.CreateObject("Msxml2.SERVERXMLHTTP") xmlhttp.Open "GET", XMLURL, false xmlhttp.Send(Now) ' Issue the request and wait for the response Set ProductInfo = xmlhttp.ResponseXML ...