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Scrape multiple lines in one go

Scrape multiple lines in one go

Scrape multiple lines in one go

(OP)
hi all,

i have a quick question which i can't find the answer to. i use excel often to scrape info from extra and its either a few strings or a single line of info.

Recently i've had to scrape multiple lines (10-15 per page) on multiple pages (up to 300). my question is, is there a way of capturing multiple lines of a page.

thanks,

something like:

Print #1, MyScreen.area(8, 1, 22, 80)' get multiple rows


this is the kind of loop i use now.

 Do
                                                                        Do Until Z > 22
                                                                  If Trim(MyScreen.area(Z, 1, Z, 80)) <> vbNullString Then Print #1, MyScreen.area(Z, 1, Z, 80)
                                                                        Z = Z + 1
                                                                        Loop
 Z = 10

                                                        KeyW "<PF2>"' next screen
                                                       
Loop Until MyScreen.area(24, 42, 24, 57) = "INQUIRY COMPLETE"


i'm hoping to speed up the capture of data, any help/advice would be great.

jazznaura

RE: Scrape multiple lines in one go



hi,

It is my preference.  I scrape the entire screen, in my case a 3270 emulation of 24 x 80.

CODE

sDate = oScrn.Area(1,1,24,80).Value
then parse each row, using the MID() function.

Furthermore, I have built a screen map table that discribes the data on each row, like

ScrNam   FIELD       FR TR CL LN TYP
AP412431 ScrName      1  1  3  8 CHAR
AP412431 ScrDesc      1  1 11 50 CHAR
AP412431 SysDte       1  1 61  8 CHAR
AP412431 SysTme       1  1 70  8 CHAR
AP412431 Page         2  2 75  4 NUM
AP412431 Part Number  3  3 17 16 CHAR
AP412431 Nomen        3  3 36 16 CHAR
AP412431 TRAVELER     7 19  3  7 CHAR
AP412431 Status       7 19 10  1 CHAR
AP412431 CNF          7 19 11  3 CHAR
AP412431 ActQty       7 19 15  5 NUM
AP412431 PC           7 19 21  2 CHAR
AP412431 LC           7 19 24  2 CHAR
AP412431 PlnINWK      7 19 27  4 NUM
AP412431 PlnCOMP      7 19 32  4 NUM
AP412431 MRP Need     7 19 37  4 NUM
AP412431 Type         7 19 43  1 CHAR
AP412431 C_OP         7 19 47  4 CHAR
AP412431 C_CC         7 19 52  3 CHAR
AP412431 C_LC         7 19 56  6 CHAR
AP412431 LstMov       7 19 63  4 NUM
AP412431 HldCds       7 19 68  5 CHAR
AP412431 QMS          7 19 74  1 CHAR
AP412431 NetGrp       7 19 76  4 CHAR
AP412431 MSG         22 22  2 78 CHAR

This table descrie everything I need to properly parse my sData string and assign the value to the proper data type.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: Scrape multiple lines in one go

(OP)
thanks skip for the reply,
i'll give this a go tomorrow, can I ask do you use this method because you found it to be the most efficient ? speed wise.
I also like the idea of the screen map, would be useful when coming back to a project to build  addons.
 

RE: Scrape multiple lines in one go




I have ONE routine for scraping any screen, not one routine for each screen.

I can set up the data in a matter of a few minutes and be ready to roll.  THAT is what is fast.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: Scrape multiple lines in one go

(OP)
ok thanks again for your advice.

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