Guy Lipman site - Energy tracker prices not updating?

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Shedman
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Anyone else look at Guy Lipmans Octopus tracker price pages?  They don't seem to have updated since 18/09.  Anybody know why? 

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  • brook_heather
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    I use this tracker page which continues to be updated:
    http://mysmartenergy.uk/Tracker/London
  • Shedman
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    I use this tracker page which continues to be updated:
    http://mysmartenergy.uk/Tracker/London
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
  • MWT
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    edited 23 September 2022 at 2:17PM
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    Shedman said:
    I use this tracker page which continues to be updated:
    http://mysmartenergy.uk/Tracker/London
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
    He has an issue at the moment getting reliable updates so he has pulled the most recent data.
    There should be a note at the top of the page:
    "I do not show the prices for the past few days, as the API sometimes shows inaccurate prices for these."


  • QrizB
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    MWT said:
    Shedman said:
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
    He has an issue at the moment getting reliable updates so he has pulled the most recent data.
    There should be a note at the top of the page:
    "I do not show the prices for the past few days, as the API sometimes shows inaccurate prices for these."
    Thanks, that explains it. I took a quick look yesterday and the data was there then - but if he's pulled it, maybe it was wrong!
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  • MWT
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    QrizB said:
    MWT said:
    Shedman said:
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
    He has an issue at the moment getting reliable updates so he has pulled the most recent data.
    There should be a note at the top of the page:
    "I do not show the prices for the past few days, as the API sometimes shows inaccurate prices for these."
    Thanks, that explains it. I took a quick look yesterday and the data was there then - but if he's pulled it, maybe it was wrong!
    The API that is his data source doesn't let him distinguish between correctly updated data and a failed update, so with some of the source data not being timely updated each day it isn't safe to assume it is accurate until a few days have passed at the moment.

  • Shedman
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    edited 23 September 2022 at 4:55PM
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    MWT said:
    Shedman said:
    I use this tracker page which continues to be updated:
    http://mysmartenergy.uk/Tracker/London
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
    He has an issue at the moment getting reliable updates so he has pulled the most recent data.
    There should be a note at the top of the page:
    "I do not show the prices for the past few days, as the API sometimes shows inaccurate prices for these."


    Ah thanks....missed that bit as I don't look at the verbiage at top of the page.  Lesson learnt.   That might explain why the weekend figures often seemed to change a day or two into the new week.  Its only a minor inconvenience as its looking at my own consumption data thats the important bit and I find his pages great for that.
  • Spoonie_Turtle
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    MWT said:
    Shedman said:
    I use this tracker page which continues to be updated:
    http://mysmartenergy.uk/Tracker/London
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
    He has an issue at the moment getting reliable updates so he has pulled the most recent data.
    There should be a note at the top of the page:
    "I do not show the prices for the past few days, as the API sometimes shows inaccurate prices for these."


    Is that gas or electricity as well?  I don't see anything like that on the electric page.

    Huh, when I checked earlier (~3.30pm) it didn't show, and the prices until yesterday's were showing.  Now just checked again after writing that ^, those have gone and the disclaimer is there.
  • MWT
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    Shedman said:
    MWT said:
    Shedman said:
    I use this tracker page which continues to be updated:
    http://mysmartenergy.uk/Tracker/London
    Thanks...useful as an alternative but prefer the Guy Lipman tracker pages as I can have a quick look as I check my consumption pages.  Just seems odd they're seemingly not being updated anymore.
    He has an issue at the moment getting reliable updates so he has pulled the most recent data.
    There should be a note at the top of the page:
    "I do not show the prices for the past few days, as the API sometimes shows inaccurate prices for these."


    Ah thanks....missed that bit as I don't look at the verbiage at top of the page.  Lesson learnt.   That might explain why the weekend figures often seemed to change a day or two into the new week.  Its only a minor inconvenience as its looking at my own consumption data thats the important bit and I find his pages great for that.
    The weekend figures always use the Friday figure, if the Friday one is wrong the weekend will be wrong and will stay wrong until it gets fixed on the Monday.

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