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Scraping Data from the internet

Question asked by sb on Aug 16, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2009 by disabled_menno


Scraping Data from the internet


What I am wondering is, is it possible to have filemaker pro 10, automatically log into a site (username and password) and with this new information, extract certain data that I want?


I am trying to have my database go through a number of records automatically, for people (each person is a record) who I have permission for, login names and passwords, to log into their accounts at this one particular web site, get certain activity, populate my database fields with this information from the web within the persons record, then if certain conditions are met, automatically send out one of a number of emails depending on what conditions were met, log the email transaction in the persons record and then move on to the next record and repeat until all names in the database have gone through this information updating procedure? 


Just curious if this is's the logging in part I am confused about.  Anyone know if this can be done and how to do it?


Thanks in advance-