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It's been a while since I programmed in perl, so please try to be fairly elementary in your explanations :)

I've been trying to extra data from the key statistics page of yahoo. Basically, I'm looking to create a custom stock screener. In order to do that, I've got to pull information from The key statistics has a lot of info in it I'm interested in that doesn't appear in normal screeners.

I've tried both HTML::TableExtract & HTML::TableExtractor to no avail. Looking at their setup is like trying to read french.

Here's my code so far

use LWP::Simple; use HTML::TableExtract; my $p = new HTML::TableExtract( depth => 0, count=>0, gridmap =>0 );
my $money = get("");

if (!$money)
{print "Sorry, no data returned";}
{print "I found data!";}
print $p;

Thanks for helping to get me on the right track!

I love it when a program comes together - jdhannibal

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