I am moving an existing site to wordpress.
The existing site already has thousands of rows of data (items for a shop) stored in a different database. I dont want to import this data directly into wordpress as addtional data will be added to this pre-existing database.
What I would like to do is somehow be able to pull in the data from this external database via wordpress.
For example, if I accessed
www.site.com/shopping/345 this would pull in row 345 from my existing database.
Is this possible with a custom post type to map the existing content from my current database without having to create it all in wordpress too - or is there another way to do it?