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Automate some browsing

Mrdatch

New member
I am trying to find a way to extract information from a website and automatically hit a specific url.

Example:

On one page there are multiple ‘orders’

Order ID

Name

Location

Reference

Order ID

Name

Location

Reference

I would like to hit a url (example :website.com/order ID/Reject) if the reference contains the string ‘123’.)

This would need to run for all consecutive Order ID’s. The page would automatically refresh periodically and the system would need to run each time.

(it doesnt matter if it runs for the same order ID multiple times as the link would just come back with ‘rejected already’)
 

root

Administrator
Staff member
Hello @Mrdatch - welcome to Computer Forums 👋

I’m no expert on web scraping but a tool I have used in the past when I had a tonne of entries to update on an online accounting system is AutoHotKey.

I have found this article that may be of use:


There’s a bit of a learning curve but if you have written any sort of basic code in the past it’s quick and easy to pick up and it’s a very versatile tool. Best of all it’s free and open source.
 
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