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Hello,

Could you please help with a solution to extract specific data between repeating <td> tags? I have attached the input file for review. Here is an example of what I want:
From the code below, I want to extract the text (without the quotes)  - "http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html"

I tried a different approach - reading the text file line by line and parsing each line for "href" and "title" combo but was not exactly successful. So, I'd appreciate a solution in stead of a reference as I have already wasted several hours looking for a possible solution. Thanks!

<td class="topicsName" style="width:100%">
<a class="newestPostIcon" href="http://gmatclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&amp;t=41301&amp;view=unread&amp;sid=e529503533ca87ee136c986f3c5d6e66#unread"><img src="./styles/gmatclub_light/imageset/icon_topic_newest.png" width="18" height="10" alt="View first unread post" title="View first unread post" /></a>
<a href="http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html" title="If |d - 9| = 2d, then d= (A) -9 (B) -3 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 9" >
<span class="topicTitle">If |d-9| = 2d, then d=</span>
</a>
&nbsp;
<p> 
Tags:&nbsp;<a href="./search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=217&amp;sid=e529503533ca87ee136c986f3c5d6e66">Difficulty: Sub-600 Level</a>, &nbsp;<a href="./search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=58&amp;sid=e529503533ca87ee136c986f3c5d6e66">Absolute Values/Modules</a>																					</p>
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by:aikimark
ID: 40462527
From the HTML snippet you posted, what text do you need to parse
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by:Martin Liss
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rivate Sub Form_Load()
Dim fso As New FileSystemObject
Dim f As File
Dim fsoStream As TextStream
Dim strLine As String
Dim intPos As Integer

Set f = fso.GetFile("C:\temp\PageHTML.txt")
Set fsoStream = f.OpenAsTextStream(ForReading)

Do While Not fsoStream.AtEndOfStream
    strLine = fsoStream.ReadLine
    If strLine <> "" Then
        intPos = InStr(1, strLine, "http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html")
        If intPos > 0 Then
            Debug.Print Mid$(strLine, intPos, Len("http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html"))
       End If
    End If
Loop

fsoStream.Close
Set fsoStream = Nothing
Set f = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing

End Sub

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by:aikimark
ID: 40462597
From the linked page you provided there seems to be this data:
URL: /forum/?fl=menu
Title: Forum Index Page

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=41301&start=0&&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&view=print
Title: Print view

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p287403
Title: Post

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p287480
Title: Post

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p287711
Title: Post

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p287759
Title: Post

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p287792
Title: Post

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p627900
Title: Post

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p856970
Title: Post

URL: /forum/premium
Title: Premium Member

URL: /tests
Title: CAT Tests

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p856980
Title: Post

URL: /forum/premium
Title: Premium Member

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p1273241
Title: Post

URL: /forum/premium
Title: Premium Member

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html#p1431654
Title: Post

URL: /forum/gmat-club-member-benefits-in-detail-120889.html
Title: one thing you wish you knew about GMAT

URL: http://gmatclub.com/
Title: GMAT Club MBA Forum Home

URL: http://www.phpbb.com/
Title: Search Engine Optimization

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by:Jay Balu
ID: 40462668
Martin and Aikimark,

My sorry for the confusion. What I want is not just "http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html". I want all of such links enclosed in the repeating <td  class="topicsName">s in the attached file. I just gave an example of what the data I want to extract looks like. Again, in the attached file, you would see about 39-40 such <td  class="topicsName">s with each hyperlink pointing to a different resource. I just want to extract the hyperlinks (href data). Also, since this code will be run against multiple html files (just like the one attached), I cannot have a hard coded looper (e.g. 39-40). I hope it made sense. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions.
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by:Jay Balu
ID: 40462693
Oh, just to add  - the <a> tag "href" of interest will also have "title=" alongside of it. For e.g. in the example provided above,
<td class="topicsName" style="width:100%">
<a class="newestPostIcon" href="http://gmatclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&amp;t=41301&amp;view=unread&amp;sid=e529503533ca87ee136c986f3c5d6e66#unread"><img src="./styles/gmatclub_light/imageset/icon_topic_newest.png" width="18" height="10" alt="View first unread post" title="View first unread post" /></a>
<a href="http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html" title="If |d - 9| = 2d, then d= (A) -9 (B) -3 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 9" >
<span class="topicTitle">If |d-9| = 2d, then d=</span>
</a>
&nbsp;
<p> 
Tags:&nbsp;<a href="./search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=217&amp;sid=e529503533ca87ee136c986f3c5d6e66">Difficulty: Sub-600 Level</a>, &nbsp;<a href="./search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=58&amp;sid=e529503533ca87ee136c986f3c5d6e66">Absolute Values/Modules</a>																					</p>
<p>in <a href="http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-problem-solving-ps-140/">GMAT Problem Solving (PS)</a></p>
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This particular <td class="topicsName> has  multiple <a> tags. The one that I want extracted has "title" with it. I want href of the following pattern ONLY

<a href="http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html" title="If |d - 9| = 2d, then d= (A) -9 (B) -3 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 9" >

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by:aikimark
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Here are all the URL and Title combinations inside <td></td> tags
URL: /forum/?fl=menu
Title: Forum Index Page

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html
Title: If |d - 9| = 2d, then d= (A) -9 (B) -3 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 9

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-y-x-y-and-xy-does-not-equal-0-which-of-the-followin-186803.html
Title: Tough and Tricky questions: Absolute Values. If |x | + |y | = -x – y and xy does not equal 0, which of the following must be true? A. x + y 0 B. x + y 0 C. x – y 0 D. x – y 0 E. x^2 – y^2 0

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-a-1-3-and-b-2-3-which-of-the-following-cannot-be-the-resul-186802.html
Title: Tough and Tricky questions: Absolute Values. If |a| = 1/3 and |b| = 2/3, which of the following CANNOT be the result of a + b? A. -1 B. -1/3 C. 1/3 D. 2/3 E. 1

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-0-then-root-x-2-x-64138.html
Title: If x\neq{0} , then \frac{ x^2 }{x}= A. -1 B. 0 C. 1 D. x E. \frac{|x|}{x} OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: if-x-0-then-root-x-2-x-87970.html 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-b-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-141468.html
Title: |a|=|b|, which of the following must be true : I. a=b II. |a|=-b III. -a=-b A. I only B. II only. C. III only. D. I and III only. E. None

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-and-y-are-integers-such-that-x-1-2-less-than-equal-to-97992.html
Title: If x and y are integers such that (x+1)^2 less than equal to 36 and (y-1)^2 less than 64. What is the largest possible and minimum possible value of xy. In equalities how to handle an expression which is squared Does the above equation (x+1)^2 = 36 mean |x+1| (+6 or -...

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-y-y-0-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-131099.html
Title: If y + | y | = 0, which of the following must be true? A. y 0 B. y≥0 C. y 0 D. y≤0 E. y = 0 Why is just E incorrect?

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/what-is-the-sum-of-all-roots-of-the-equation-85988.html
Title: What is the sum of all roots of the equation |x + 4|^2 - 10|x + 4| = 24? Please help me find my mistake: Let x+4=y Now we get two cases, Case1: y^2-10y-24=0 Solving we get -2,12 Case2: -y^2+10y-24=0 where we get 6,4

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-inequalities-has-a-solution-set-that-130666.html
Title: Which of the following inequalities has a solution set that, when graphed on a number line, is a single, finite line segment? A. x=4 B. x^2=4 C. x^3=64 D. |x|=4 E. |x|=4

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-many-different-values-of-positive-integer-x-for-which-175948.html
Title: How many different values of positive integer x, for which |x+8|x, are there? A. 0 B. 2 C. 3 D. 8 E. 16

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/for-what-value-of-x-is-x-3-x-1-x-148561.html
Title: For what value of x, is |x – 3| + |x + 1| + |x| = 10? (A) 0 (B) 3 (C) -3 (D) 4 (E) -2

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-0-then-square-root-of-x-x-is-93776.html
Title: If x0, then -x|x| is: A. -x B. -1 C. 1 D. x E. x 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-inequalities-is-an-algebraic-expressi-144267.html
Title: Line.png Which of the following inequalities is an algebraic expression for the shaded part of the number line above? (A) |x| = 3 (B) |x| = 5 (C) |x - 2| = 3 (D) |x - 1| = 4 (E) |x +1| = 4

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/is-r-s-110584.html
Title: Is r s ? (1) -r + s 0 (2) r | s | OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: is-r-s-1-r-s-0-2-r-s-126745.html 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-inequalities-is-an-algebraic-78417.html
Title: number line.png Which of the following inequalities is an algebraic expression for the shaded part of the number line above? (A) |x| = 3 (B) |x| = 5 (C) |x - 2| = 3 (D) |x - 1| = 4 (E) |x +1| = 4 OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: which-of-the-following-inequalities-is-an...

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-y-1-2-11-2-which-of-the-following-could-be-a-value-136878.html
Title: If |y- 1/2 | 11/2 , which of the following could be a value of y? (A) -11 (B) -11/2 (C) 11/2 (D) 11 (E) 22 Practice Questions Question: 14 Page: 154 Difficulty: 600 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-y-and-xy-0-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-164829.html
Title: If |x| = |y| and xy 0, which of the following must be true? A. xy^2 0 B. yx^2 0 C. x + y = 0 D. x/y +1=2 E. 1/x + 1/y = 1/2]

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-represents-1-x-126845.html
Title: Which of the following represents 1x9? A. |x|3 B. |x+5|4 C. |x-1|9 D. |-5+x|4 E. |3+x|5 How to do this quickly? The way I m doing it ( i.e. solving each statement possibilities ) takes 3-4 min.

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-x-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-169104.html
Title: If |x|=−x, which of the following must be true? A. x≥0 B. x≤0 C. x2x D. x30 E. 2xx

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-0-then-root-x-2-x-87970.html
Title: If x\neq{0} , then \frac{ x^2 }{x}= A. -1 B. 0 C. 1 D. x E. \frac{|x|}{x} 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/what-inequality-represents-the-condition-1-x-94759.html
Title: What inequality represents the condition 1x9? (A) |x|3 (B) |x+5|4 (C) |x-1|9 (D) |-5+x|4 (E) |3+x|5 OPEN DISCUSSION OF THE QUESTION IS HERE: which-of-the-following-represents-1-x-126845.html Solution: 10sec. Traditional 3-steps method is too time-consume technique. First of all w...

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-x-then-which-one-of-the-following-statements-90747.html
Title: If x = - |x| , then which one of the following statements could be true? I. x = 0 II. x 0 III. x 0 (A) None (B) I only (C) III only (D) I and II (E) II and III

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-inequalities-is-always-true-for-any-142171.html
Title: Which of the following inequalities is always true for any real number 'a' and 'b'? (A) |a + b| = |a| + |b| (B) |a + b| |a| + |b| (C) |a + b| = |a| + |b| (D) |a - b| = |a| - |b| (E) |a - b| |a| - |b|

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-n-is-a-positive-integer-which-of-the-following-is-a-poss-65782.html
Title: If n is a positive integer, which of the following is a possible value of |56 - 5n| ? A. 7 B. 9 C. 12 D. 15 E. 20

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/of-the-five-coordinates-associated-with-points-a-b-c-d-63755.html
Title: http://gmatclub.com/forum/download/file.php?id=18091 Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: of-the-five-...

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-y-is-an-integer-then-the-least-possible-value-of-139867.html
Title: If y is an integer, then the least possible value of |23 - 5y| is (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 5 Practice Questions Question: 51 Page: 159 Difficulty: 600 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-10y-4-7-and-y-1-which-of-the-following-could-be-y-137730.html
Title: If |10y - 4| 7 and y 1, which of the following could be y? A. -0.8 B. -0.1 C. 0.1 D. 0 E. 1

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/4-157041.html
Title: |-4| (|-20|-|5|)= ?? A. –100 B. –60 C. 60 D. 75 E. 100 Source: Preparation Material MBA Center

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-3-3-x-7-what-is-the-product-of-all-the-possible-va-150043.html
Title: If 3|3 – x| = 7, what is the product of all the possible values of x? A. 1/9 B. 1/3 C. 2/3 D. 16/9 E. 32/9

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-a-b-a-b-then-a-b-must-be-equal-to-135283.html
Title: If |a+b|=|a-b|, then a*b must be equal to: A. 1 B. -1 C. 0 D. 2 E. -2

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/of-the-five-coordinates-associated-with-points-a-b-c-d-137537.html
Title: ABCDE.png Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Practice Questions Question: 24 Page: 155 Difficulty: 600 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-y-is-an-integer-then-the-least-possible-value-of-132062.html
Title: If y is an integer, then the least possible value of |23 – 5y| is A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5 |23-5y| represents the distance between 23 and 5y on the number line. Now, the distance will be minimized when 5y, which is multiple of 5, is closest to 23. Multiple of 5 which is closest ...

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-value-query-122239.html
Title: What inequality represents the condition 1x9? (A) |x|3 (B) |x+5|4 (C) |x-1|9 (D) |-5+x|4 (E) |3+x|5 OPEN DISCUSSION OF THE QUESTION IS HERE: which-of-the-following-represents-1-x-126845.html TOPIC LOCKED. MODERATOR. The answer to this question is D. I am confused because even C s...

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Title: Is r s ? (1) -r + s 0 (2) r |s| OA.A is my interpretation of statement 2 wrong? |s|r. so, s-r or sr if sr. r is not greater than s so sufficient if s-r, means r-s. if r is less than -s it cannot be greater than s so sufficient. Answer should be D. Please explain

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/modules-109065.html
Title: Q35: If n is a positive integer, which of the following is a possible value of |56 - 5n|? A. 7 B. 9 C. 12 D. 15 E. 20 how we can compute value in this pls help

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/of-the-five-coordinates-associated-with-points-a-b-c-d-an-106483.html
Title: http://gmatclub.com/forum/download/file.php?id=13663 Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-y-y-0-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-93878.html
Title: If y + |y| = 0 which of the following must be true? A. y 0 B. y = 0 C. y 0 D. y = 0 E. y = 0

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-is-a-number-such-that-2-x-2-which-of-41132.html
Title: If x is a number such that -2 ≤ x ≤ 2, which of the following has the largest possible absolute value? 1. 3x - 1 2. x^2 + 1 3. 3 – x 4. x – 3 5. x^2 – x

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Eliminating tuples where the URL doesn't end in html gives the following:
URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-d-9-2d-then-d-41301.html
Title: If |d - 9| = 2d, then d= (A) -9 (B) -3 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 9

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-y-x-y-and-xy-does-not-equal-0-which-of-the-followin-186803.html
Title: Tough and Tricky questions: Absolute Values. If |x | + |y | = -x – y and xy does not equal 0, which of the following must be true? A. x + y 0 B. x + y 0 C. x – y 0 D. x – y 0 E. x^2 – y^2 0

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-a-1-3-and-b-2-3-which-of-the-following-cannot-be-the-resul-186802.html
Title: Tough and Tricky questions: Absolute Values. If |a| = 1/3 and |b| = 2/3, which of the following CANNOT be the result of a + b? A. -1 B. -1/3 C. 1/3 D. 2/3 E. 1

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-0-then-root-x-2-x-64138.html
Title: If x\neq{0} , then \frac{ x^2 }{x}= A. -1 B. 0 C. 1 D. x E. \frac{|x|}{x} OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: if-x-0-then-root-x-2-x-87970.html 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-b-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-141468.html
Title: |a|=|b|, which of the following must be true : I. a=b II. |a|=-b III. -a=-b A. I only B. II only. C. III only. D. I and III only. E. None

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-and-y-are-integers-such-that-x-1-2-less-than-equal-to-97992.html
Title: If x and y are integers such that (x+1)^2 less than equal to 36 and (y-1)^2 less than 64. What is the largest possible and minimum possible value of xy. In equalities how to handle an expression which is squared Does the above equation (x+1)^2 = 36 mean |x+1| (+6 or -...

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-y-y-0-which-of-the-following-must-be-true-131099.html
Title: If y + | y | = 0, which of the following must be true? A. y 0 B. y≥0 C. y 0 D. y≤0 E. y = 0 Why is just E incorrect?

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/what-is-the-sum-of-all-roots-of-the-equation-85988.html
Title: What is the sum of all roots of the equation |x + 4|^2 - 10|x + 4| = 24? Please help me find my mistake: Let x+4=y Now we get two cases, Case1: y^2-10y-24=0 Solving we get -2,12 Case2: -y^2+10y-24=0 where we get 6,4

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-inequalities-has-a-solution-set-that-130666.html
Title: Which of the following inequalities has a solution set that, when graphed on a number line, is a single, finite line segment? A. x=4 B. x^2=4 C. x^3=64 D. |x|=4 E. |x|=4

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-many-different-values-of-positive-integer-x-for-which-175948.html
Title: How many different values of positive integer x, for which |x+8|x, are there? A. 0 B. 2 C. 3 D. 8 E. 16

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/for-what-value-of-x-is-x-3-x-1-x-148561.html
Title: For what value of x, is |x – 3| + |x + 1| + |x| = 10? (A) 0 (B) 3 (C) -3 (D) 4 (E) -2

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/if-x-0-then-square-root-of-x-x-is-93776.html
Title: If x0, then -x|x| is: A. -x B. -1 C. 1 D. x E. x 

URL: http://gmatclub.com/forum/which-of-the-following-inequalities-is-an-algebraic-expressi-144267.html
Title: Line.png Which of the following inequalities is an algebraic expression for the shaded part of the number line above? (A) |x| = 3 (B) |x| = 5 (C) |x - 2| = 3 (D) |x - 1| = 4 (E) |x +1| = 4

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Title: Is r s ? (1) -r + s 0 (2) r | s | OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: is-r-s-1-r-s-0-2-r-s-126745.html 

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What URL resulted in the pagehtml.txt that you posted?
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Brilliant! I am looking exactly for the result that does not contain .html.

I used a "InternetOpenUrl" to generate the "pagehtml". It's rudimentary at best but it gets the job done. Why do you ask?
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What was the URL that you used as the source of the pagehtml.txt file?
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Sorry...it's well past midnight here :)

The URL is:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/search.php?search_tags=all&selected_search_tags%5B%5D=58&selected_search_tags%5B%5D=217

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Public Sub Q_28568498()
    Dim oXMLHTTP As Object
    Dim strHTML As String
    Dim oRE As Object
    Dim oMatches As Object
    Dim oM As Object
    Dim oSM As Object
    Dim lngSM As Long

    Set oRE = CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")
    oRE.Global = True
    oRE.Pattern = "<td(?:\s|\S)*?<a href=""([^""]*.html)"" title=""([^""]*)"" *>(?:\s|\S)*?</td>"

    Set oXMLHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP")
    oXMLHTTP.Open "GET", "http://gmatclub.com/forum/search.php?search_tags=all&selected_search_tags%5B%5D=58&selected_search_tags%5B%5D=217", False
    oXMLHTTP.Send
    
    Do Until oXMLHTTP.ReadyState = 4
        DoEvents
    Loop
    
    If oXMLHTTP.Status = 200 Then
        strHTML = oXMLHTTP.responsetext
        'parse the result
        If oRE.test(strHTML) Then
            Set oMatches = oRE.Execute(strHTML)
            For Each oM In oMatches
                With oM
                    Debug.Print "URL: ", .submatches(0)
                    Debug.Print "Title: ", .submatches(1)
                End With
            Next
        End If
        'persist the result
    End If

End Sub

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Wonderful! Just like I wanted!!
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Aikimarl - Is there anyway I could increase the points on this question to 1000? I have another similar question but the data to be extracted looks different. Or maybe I should create a new question altogether but I want a "regular expression" type answer.
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Aikimark - If you are interested to answer a similar question

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_28569164.html
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