|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Hello, I am not really a programmer, but can write perl/tcl/c\++, and so on.
My task is to automate logging on to a few httpS websites (cookies, redirects and all), and to scrape the screens, putting the data (lots of it) into a excel spreadsheet. Automating the spreadsheet manipulation of the data, and then putting the resultant data back on a site through mimicking a human user's interaction with a site.
I have been researching the tools to do that, and am finally completely confused:
I then thought that a better way to do the job would be to automate IE itself since I know it is supported, plus I can see what's going on.
I know this is alot of questions (reflecting of my state of confusion) but any comments are much appreciated, thanks in advance...