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capture web page data to access 2003

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by GemTal.com, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. GemTal.com

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    Where would one begin to capture web page data to access 2003?

    We have breakdowns (data I want to capture) displayed on the casting web
    site -
    right clicking the page brings up a menu then
    selecting VIEW SOURCE brings the text I would like to capture
    SAVE AS allows creation of a text file that I would like to
    UPDATE or APPEND as needed into our current projects database.

    I assume it can be done - probably via windows explorer api(?) but really
    have no idea where to begin.
     
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  3. Ron Hinds

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    You don't need any Windows API calls - they wouldn't help. Search Access
    Help for the Open statement - it enables File I/O. After you have the file
    opened and read into a buffer you will need to write a parser routine to
    look for and extract the data you want to capture. It isn't going to be
    trivial...

    <GemTal.com> wrote in message
    news:bgucm1h88941s0bdpfpe0fqjp8rkou3uja@4ax.com...
    > Where would one begin to capture web page data to access 2003?
    >
    > We have breakdowns (data I want to capture) displayed on the casting web
    > site -
    > right clicking the page brings up a menu then
    > selecting VIEW SOURCE brings the text I would like to capture
    > SAVE AS allows creation of a text file that I would like to
    > UPDATE or APPEND as needed into our current projects database.
    >
    > I assume it can be done - probably via windows explorer api(?) but really
    > have no idea where to begin.
     
  4. GemTal.com

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    Thanks Ron - exactly what I needed to start. Will be back with parsing
    issues soon, I expect! <g> Thanks

    On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:52:19 -0800, "Ron Hinds"
    <__ron__dontspamme@wedontlikespam_garageiq.com> wrote:

    >You don't need any Windows API calls - they wouldn't help. Search Access
    >Help for the Open statement - it enables File I/O. After you have the file
    >opened and read into a buffer you will need to write a parser routine to
    >look for and extract the data you want to capture. It isn't going to be
    >trivial...
    >
    ><GemTal.com> wrote in message
    >news:bgucm1h88941s0bdpfpe0fqjp8rkou3uja@4ax.com...
    >> Where would one begin to capture web page data to access 2003?
    >>
    >> We have breakdowns (data I want to capture) displayed on the casting web
    >> site -
    >> right clicking the page brings up a menu then
    >> selecting VIEW SOURCE brings the text I would like to capture
    >> SAVE AS allows creation of a text file that I would like to
    >> UPDATE or APPEND as needed into our current projects database.
    >>
    >> I assume it can be done - probably via windows explorer api(?) but really
    >> have no idea where to begin.

    >
     
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