The project is to write some php file(s) to grab the news from [url removed, login to view] and populate an existing mysql database.
The following should be added from the news: link, time and title, where the title = "title"+"("+"symbol"+":"+"source"+"release date".
Before it populates the database it should check the symbol of each news against a string of about 2000 symbols (see attachment file, they are in column Symbol) and dump in the database only the news where the symbol matches one of the ~2000 symbols.
The ~2000 symbols have to be in the php file (not database) because I have to change them from time to time and it easier in the php file. The project does not require any work on the database.
You will be given access to ftp and script already installed on my website. Use ftp to add/remove/change your files and the script installed on the website to querry the database to see if your files work. Your script will run from an existing button on the [url removed, login to view] webpage of the existing website.
You won't have access to cpanel or remote control to mysql. Because no changes are required to the tables/fields, there is no reason for access to be granted. As I said, your script will populate the existing tables with filtered news.
I prefer not to create milestone to avoid any headaches, but have no worry you will be paid at the end of the project, and if happy with the work another project might be awarded (to filter the rss feeds on my website based on the same set of symbol and make the site run faster).