Scraping the web

The WebGrabber object is meant to help you to parse table structured data into a database. This is not only usefull for html files with data in a table but it can also be used to parse a csv file into the database. An early version of this code has been used in my BeursMonitor application for grabbing stock data from the web.

Besides the base methods URL, TextToArray and AddTableToRecordset there are lots of functions that can help you cleaning the result up. In the sample below you can already see a selection of these functions. See the samples an the source code for more of them.

Click here to download the complete source code, the compiled DLL and the demo.

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