Re: [Rd] Retrieving data from aspx pages

From: R. Michael Weylandt <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:44:03 +0000

Hi Jose,

I think this is more of an r-help question so I'm going to forward your question there: R-devel is really for the development of R itself, not development with R.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM, jose ramon mazaira <> wrote:
> Hi. I'm trying to write an application to retrieve financial data
> (specially bonds data) from FINRA. The web page is served dynamically
> from an application:
> I'd like to know if it's possible to fill dynamically the web page
> form from R and, after filling it (with the issuer name), retrieve the
> web page, parse the data, and covert it to appropiate R objects.
> For example, suppose I want to search data for AT&T bonds. I'd like to
> know if it's possible, within R, to fill the page served from:
> select the "corporate" option and fill with AT&T the field for "Issuer
> name", ask the page to display the results, and retrieve the results
> for each of the bonds issued by AT&T (for example:
> and parsing the data from the web page.
> Thanks in advance.
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