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Re: I need to automate/scrape data from IE

by hawtin (Prior)
on Dec 07, 2011 at 09:00 UTC ( #942180=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I need to automate/scrape data from IE

The message you are getting back suggests that just using OLE won't work, however it is worth trying the simplest approach (just to prove that it won't do it).

use strict; use Win32::OLE; my $ie = Win32::OLE->new( 'InternetExplorer.Application' ) or die "error starting IE"; $ie->{visible} = 1; $ie->navigate( 'https://internal.site.of.doom/' ); sleep(4); if(!defined $ie->Document()) { print STDERR "Nope that failed as well"); } else { print "We have something back!\n"; }


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Re^2: I need to automate/scrape data from IE
by CarlosT (Initiate) on Dec 07, 2011 at 17:44 UTC
    This code worked. It opened a browser window to the correct url. Can I do what I need to do just by using OLE?

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