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Extract/Pull Data from the Internet ?? RRS feed

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  • Hi I´m starting to develop an application in Visual Studio 2008. The main problem that  I have, is that I need to extract or pull data from some web pages in order to store them in my database(sql server) and do some reports. The data is mostly tables, so it doesn´t matter if it first passes from the internet to excel and then to the database, or directly from the internet to the the d/b.

    Please I need ANYYYY GUIDANCE on how can I solve that particular problem. Examples will be great.

    Reynaldo Hellmund
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 4:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest posting your question in one of the MS Forum,

    located here: http://forums.asp.net/

    Have a great day!


    Shrikant Maske Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    • Proposed as answer by Shrikant Maske Thursday, September 3, 2009 7:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Shrikant Maske Monday, October 19, 2009 6:43 AM
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 7:40 PM

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  • You have three questions

    1 downloading web page. ask in a networking forum/newsgroup like microsoft.public.inetsdk.programming.wininet, microsoft.public.winhttp
    2 parse HTML. It is specific to each web site. There is unlikely a forum for parsing a particular web site's HTML, since the web page's structure can change at anytime based on the server side logic. You are on your own to find the pattern of the web site pages in HTML.
    3 save to the database. The data accessing technology to choose is decided by your database, Try locate a data access forum of your database engine. 


    Please mark the post answered your question as the answer, and mark other helpful posts as helpful.
    Visual C++ MVP
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 7:00 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest posting your question in one of the MS Forum,

    located here: http://forums.asp.net/

    Have a great day!


    Shrikant Maske Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    • Proposed as answer by Shrikant Maske Thursday, September 3, 2009 7:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Shrikant Maske Monday, October 19, 2009 6:43 AM
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 7:40 PM