Fwd: Pulling data from a .asps site

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 19:49:05 CET 2007


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From: Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com>
Date: Nov 27, 2007 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: Pulling data from a .asps site
To: hall.jeff at gmail.com


Check out Selenium Remote Control! It's very easy to use.


On Nov 27, 2007 1:37 PM,  <hall.jeff at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a government website which shows public data for banks. We'd
> like to pull the data down programmatically but the data is "hidden"
> behind .aspx...
>
> Is there anyway in Python to hook in directly to a browser (firefox or
> IE) to do the following...
>
> 1) Fill the search criteria
> 2) Press the "Search" button
> 3) Press another button (the CSV button) on the resulting page
> 4) Then grab the data out of the notepad file that pops up
>
> If this is a wild good chase, let me know... (or if there's a better
> way besides Python... I may have to explore writing a firefox plug-in
> or something)...
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