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I need help creating the code to parse a variable that contains the source of a webpage into different parts. Below is an excerpt from the variable, I need to find the name field and capture the contents which is "test order" from the below into two fields firstname and lastname. I need to loop through this variable and get the contents for the name, address, city, state etc... and fill those into textbox's on my form.

<TR>
<TD align=right><B>Name:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left>test order</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD align=right><B>Address:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left>this is a test</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD align=right><B>Unit:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD align=right><B>City:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left>Palm Bay</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD align=right><B>State:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left>FL</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD align=right><B>Zip:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left>32908</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD align=right><B>Phone:</B> </TD>
<TD align=left>3212427663</TD></TR>
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Mark_FreeSoftware earned 500 total points
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i think you can figure out the rest?

here is some code that strips the html and gives you the name, the address end so on

read the comments to see where you can find which text



Private Sub Command1_Click()
Const LeftPart As String = "<TD align=left>", RightPart As String = "</TD></TR>"
Dim str As String, strSplit() As String, n As Long
str = Text1.Text 'your html here, i used Text1.text for the html
'i copied the above html in this one

   strSplit = Split(str, vbCrLf)
   str = vbNullChar
   For n = LBound(strSplit) To UBound(strSplit)
      If InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>Name:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the name in str
      ElseIf InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>Address:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the address in str
      ElseIf InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>Unit:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the Unit in str
      ElseIf InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>City:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the City in str
      ElseIf InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>State:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the State in str
      ElseIf InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>Zip:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the Zip in str
      ElseIf InStr(strSplit(n), "<TD align=right><B>Phone:</B> </TD>") > 0 Then
         str = Replace$(strSplit(n + 1), LeftPart, "")
         str = Replace$(str, RightPart, "")
         'you now have the Phone in str
      End If
   Next
End Sub
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I will be testing this today, thanks, will award points later today.
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