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Re: Collecting data from a program that doesn't make it easy

by perlfan (Curate)
on Oct 16, 2007 at 00:07 UTC ( #645071=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Collecting data from a program that doesn't make it easy

Might something like this be helpful? Also, I am no Windows expert, but I know there is a cron-like scheduler.
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Re^2: Collecting data from a program that doesn't make it easy
by TGI (Parson) on Oct 16, 2007 at 01:07 UTC

    It may even be possible to scrape the windows for the text of the reports. That way you don't have to mess around with printing things.

    If that doesn't work, I was able to extract the text from a PDF file I printed with PDFCreator--an open source virtual printer for windows systems.


    TGI says moo

Re^2: Collecting data from a program that doesn't make it easy
by c4onastick (Friar) on Oct 16, 2007 at 03:51 UTC

    Excellent, thank you. This module looks amazing, I can think of about a dozen other things I'd love to automate. I had no idea that such a module even existed!

    I'll keep everyone posted, thanks again for your help!

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