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I need to automate/scrape data from IEby CarlosT (Initiate)
|on Dec 07, 2011 at 00:37 UTC||Need Help??|
CarlosT has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've got a task that is just screaming for automation. Every week, I have to get a number for each of 36 entities for some metrics I do and that basically consists of counting the 'Y's in a certain column in a table on a company web page. Each entity requires picking a value in a dropdown, refreshing the page, and counting 'Y's. It's a slow, cumbersome, tedious, and vulnerable to error process. What I'd love is to point perl at the site and get back the numbers quickly and cleanly.
Here's what I do know (I don't know what matters):
That gets me a blank IE window and an error message reading "Could not start AutoItX3 Control through OLE"
Anyone have any ideas?