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Looking for programmer to help w/ scraping

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by mstrain, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. mstrain

    mstrain Registered Member

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    I need a programmer that can set up a script that would scrape all important information from an auto classified website. I would need these fields:

    Vin #, stock#, make, model, year, trim, mileage, price, dealer name, dealer number, dealer address, features, etc.

    I would also need the email address but I imagine that would be harder to scrape due the fact that all classified sites use contact forms. My site was built using cold fusion.

    Please let me know if your interested or know someone that could help.

    Thanks
     
  2. a0rta

    a0rta Regular Member

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    Yopu should take a look at Simple HTML dom paraser

    Code:
    http://simplehtmldom.sourceforge.net/
    It can easily do all that for you and it's real simple to work with.

    If you don't have any prior experience with PHP you have simple examples showing you how it's done and I think you pretty much can copy/paste from those examples to get your script working.
     
  3. mstrain

    mstrain Registered Member

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    Would this work in cold fusion?
     
  4. a0rta

    a0rta Regular Member

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    It powered by PHP so unless you can run PHP in Cold Fusion or hook a PHP script to your project I doubt you can run it.
     
  5. neoseeker2002

    neoseeker2002 Registered Member

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    Unless I'm very much mistaken, you won't be able to scrape the email if the page uses a contact form. The email won't be in the source code of the page.