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Re^3: Extract data from website and transfer it to Outlook

by Paintermonkey (Novice)
on Apr 27, 2006 at 23:29 UTC ( #546143=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread Extract data from website and transfer it to Outlook

Thanks guys! You have all been really helpful and really nice! I like this site so much I've taken the good advice and registered myself.

I've been reading up on WWW::Mechanize. Sadly, the website in question IS in Javascript. I haven't given up yet. I'm going to spend some more time looking up as much info as I can.

I also have acquired a .pdf version of the web data. I'm doing the best I can , trying to tackle this with straight Perl or trying to convert and extract info from the .pdf .

Hopefully, I will be successful.

As to quitting...I will not be doing this forever. I will not be doing this forever. I will not be doing this forever.

Many thanks, and of course further advice is welcomed!

Telly
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Re^4: Extract data from website and transfer it to Outlook
by hesco (Deacon) on Apr 28, 2006 at 04:45 UTC
    If you have a pdf of the data you need try pdftotext, which is a part of the xpdf library. It does a great job of extracting useful text from any pdf not based on a scan of an image. Then you'll have plain text to parse into fields. That would save the WWW::Mechanize learning curve and the javascript frustrations it raises. -- Hugh

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