Re: [Rd] Retrieving data from aspx pages

From: Paul Gilbert <pgilbert902_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:35:13 -0400

I think RHTMLForms works if you have a single form, but I have not been able to see how to use it when you need to go through a sequence of dynamically generated forms (like you can do with Python mechanize).

Paul

On 12-10-30 09:08 AM, Gabriel Becker wrote:
> I haven't used it extensively myself, and can't speak to it's current
> state but on quick inspection RHTMLForms seems worth a look for what you
> want.
>
> http://www.omegahat.org/RHTMLForms/
>
> ~G
>
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 t 5:38 AM, Paul Gilbert <pgilbert902_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:pgilbert902_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> I don't know of an easy way to do this in R. I've been doing
> something similar with python scripts called from R. If anyone knows
> how to do this with just R, I would appreciate hearing too.
>
> Paul
>
>
> On 12-10-29 04:11 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 asp.net <http://asp.net> application:
>
> http://cxa.gtm.__idmanagedsolutions.com/finra/__BondCenter/AdvancedScreener.__aspx
> <
http://cxa.gtm.idmanagedsolutions.com/finra/BondCenter/AdvancedScreener.aspx>
>
> 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:
>
> http://cxa.gtm.__idmanagedsolutions.com/finra/__BondCenter/AdvancedScreener.__aspx
> <http://cxa.gtm.idmanagedsolutions.com/finra/BondCenter/AdvancedScreener.aspx>
>
> 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:
>
> http://cxa.gtm.__idmanagedsolutions.com/finra/__BondCenter/BondDetail.aspx?ID=__MDAxOTU3Qko3
> <http://cxa.gtm.idmanagedsolutions.com/finra/BondCenter/BondDetail.aspx?ID=MDAxOTU3Qko3>)
>
> and parsing the data from the web page.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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