|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^3: HTML Table to MYSQL DBby roboticus (Chancellor)
|on Nov 02, 2011 at 15:35 UTC||Need Help??|
how exactly would you use that? I can install CPAN modules but I've never used them.
I'd first install it. Then I'd read the documentation, and put the code in the synopsis into a file, say foo.pl, and tweak it a little based on the documentation and the HTML I was trying to parse. Next, I'd run it and see what happened.
Once I get to the point where I can read the data, I'd write some code to write the data into the database.
If it worked, then I'd be done. On the other hand, if it didn't work, then I'd look to see if there were any error messages. If so, I'd try to figure out what the error messages were trying to tell me. If I couldn't figure it out, then I'd post my code, my HTML and my question on Perlmonks to see if anyone could lend a hand.
That's exactly what I'd do.
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