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This code was working last year I think something changed with the Data string parse portion and its causing the whole thing to fail.. any sugustions

# ==============================================================================================
# Microsoft PowerShell Source File -- Created with SAPIEN Technologies PrimalScript 2011
# NAME: GetNFLSchedule.ps1
# DATE  : 11/13/2011
# ==============================================================================================

## - Download webpage to a PSObject variable
$source = "http://espn.go.com/nfl/schedule";
$wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient;
[string] $content = $wc.DownloadString($Source);
[Array] $arrtxt = $content.Split("`n`r");
$x = 0; $arrtxt2 = $null; $rec = 0;





[Array] $NFLScheduleTable = foreach($i in $arrtxt)
{
	## - Get Game Week:
	if (($i -like '*<table class="tablehead"*') -and ($i -like "*</a>Week*")) 
	{
		#Write-Host "Found Week" -ForegroundColor Yellow;
		$getWeekNumber = ""; $WeekNumber = "";
		$s = $i.Substring($i.IndexOf('</a>Week'));
		$s2 = $s.Substring($s.IndexOf('>')+1);
		$y = $s2.Substring($s2.IndexOf('<span><a href'));
		$getWeekNumber = ($s2.Substring(0,($s2.length)-($y.length))).Split(" ");
		$WeekNumber = $getWeekNumber[1].ToString();	
		$getDateText = $true;
	}
	
	## - Get Game Date:
	if (($getDateText -eq $true) -and ($i -like '*<td width="240">*'))
	{
		$DateText = ""; 
		$s = $i.Substring($i.IndexOf('<td width="240">'));
		$s2 = $s.Substring($s.IndexOf('>')+1);
		$y = $s2.Substring($s2.IndexOf('</'));
		$DateText = ($s2.Substring(0,($s2.length)-($y.length)));
		$getDateText = $false;
	}	
	
	## - Get Teams:
	 if($i.ToString() -Match "<td><a href=""http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/")
	 {
		 $found = $true;
		 $s = $i.substring($i.Indexof("/name/"),$i.IndexOf("</a>")-$i.Indexof("/name/"));
		 $TeamA = $s.Substring($s.indexof(">")+1);
		  
		 $s = $i.substring($i.Indexof("</a> at <a"),$i.IndexOf("</a></td>")-$i.Indexof("</a> at <a"));
		 $AtTeamB = $s.Substring($s.indexof(""">")+2)
		
		## - Get Game Time:
		if($arrtxt[$rec+1].ToString() -Match " PM</td>") 
		 {
				$s = $arrtxt[$rec+1].Substring($arrtxt[$rec+1].IndexOf('<td>'));
				$s2 = $s.Substring($s.IndexOf('>')+1);
				$y = $s2.Substring($s2.IndexOf('</'));
				$TimeText = ($s2.Substring(0,($s2.length)-($y.length)));
		 }
	 };

	## - Build the Game Schedule PSobject:
	if($found)
	{ 
		$found = $false; $x++;		
		$GetNFLScheduleLine = @{
			seq				= ([int32] $x);
			Week			= ([int32] $WeekNumber);
			GameDate		= $DateText.ToString();
			GameTime		= $TimeText;
		    TeamA			= $TeamA.ToString();
		    AtTeamB			= $AtTeamB.ToString();	    
		}
		
		$NFLScheduleRecord = New-Object PSObject -Property $GetNFLScheduleLine;
		$NFLScheduleRecord;
	};
    

    
	$rec++;
}

## - Display on screen:
$NFLScheduleTable | sort seq | select seq, Week, GameDate, GameTime, TeamA, AtTeamB | ft -AutoSize

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Question by:Leo Torres
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Bad way to parse a Web page ... It depends on table column widths, which is not reliable. Any change of the page will result in errors.
In this case, replace this part (lines 33 to 42):
	## - Get Game Date:
	if (($getDateText -eq $true) -and ($i -like '*<td width="170">*'))
	{
		$DateText = ""; 
		$s = $i.Substring($i.IndexOf('<td width="170">'));
		$s2 = $s.Substring($s.IndexOf('>')+1);
		$y = $s2.Substring($s2.IndexOf('</'));
		$DateText = ($s2.Substring(0,($s2.length)-($y.length)));
		$getDateText = $false;
	}	

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by:Leo Torres
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Great !! worked..
Any suggestion if this is not best method.. How might have you done different
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by:Leo Torres
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Thanks!
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by:Qlemo
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Without analyzing the site in depth, I would parse it as XML, or use GetElementByTagName and the like. This allows for selecting the third column in the second table and such things.
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