auto login script (pref. PHP)
Posted on 2009-05-08
I need to automate the collection of web data from a real estate site. I would much prefer that this be done in PHP as I can then easily write the data to my own database.
I need to login at (** login info removed **).
On the next page I need to select 'NV' from the drodown and 'clarke' as the county. I then need to input the start date as 05/13/2009 and end date as 05/20/2009 (clearly, all these would be variables which I can change myself).
The sales data should be displayed and I'm pretty sure I can extract this myself. (Bonus points if you have any quick suggestions on rapidly parsing the data).
I've tried using the cUrl libraries without success, but however you want to do it is fine (even suggest a third party provider who can *reliably* do this). The main thing is I need this *fast* (due to failure of third party provider)! As mentioned I would greatly prefer that this be done in PHP.
Many thanks, James.