I am able to connect now and it appears to be grabbing orders , I just cant see which ones. I had to move the file to the Admin folder for this to finally connect. Pretty sure this is not the correct folder but in the main directory I could not get it to connect. My site is so old and has tons of mods done to it so I am sure this isnt helping. Here is the error i am now getting from Ship station:
An error occurred attempting to update orders: Error in XML. Reason: The 'ShippingMethod' element is invalid - The value 'Standard Shipping Orders shipped using an economical carrier (i.e. USPS, FedEx, UPS) to arrive to you in 5-7 business days.:' is invalid according to its datatype 'String100' - The actual length is greater than the MaxLength value.
I changed this value to (5-7 business days) and updated all the processing orders to this shorter length. I am still getting this error, how does the date part of the code work? Is it looking at all the orders first before determining with ones to grab? hopefully I described my issue well enough