Can I scrape data from a web confirmation page or email confirmation to paste into Excel
Posted on 2009-04-03
I buy merchandise from the vendor on a regular basis. I keep track of the transactions in an Excel worksheet but unfortunately this vendor does not give the ability to download the transactions into a spreadsheet. I therefore do endless cutting and pasting to get the data I want, i.e. the name of the item, order number, price, etc. The confirmation page is exactly the same every time and I do get a confirm email with each transaction which is exactly the same. Can I either create a macro in Excel or a rule in Outlook (or both) which will extract the data I need and paste it into the Excel sheet for me? Also I use the sheet all day for various other things; would either of these require me to close the sheet to preform the operation?