[hcs-d] Automation Help

Aneesh Kulkarni aneeshvkulkarni at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 18:17:56 EDT 2009


The Perl module WWW::Mechanize is built on top of LWP::UserAgent, and I've
used it for similar tasks.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 16:49, Greg Price <gprice at post.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Chickenfoot (http://groups.csail.mit.edu/uid/chickenfoot/) is for
> automating stuff on the web, aims to be accessible to people who
> haven't programmed, and seems to be good.  I've done some things like
> this with the LWP::UserAgent library in Perl.
>
> If you want to use Python, httplib in the standard library will
> probably help, but may be at a bit of a lower level so that you have
> to handle more details yourself.  Someone else may know a better
> suggestion.
>
> For myself I'd probably start by trying Chickenfoot.
>
> Good luck!
> Greg
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 15:39, Jon Staff <staff at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > The photos are too big to send over the list, but you can get the idea
> from
> > the steps below.   Let me know if you can help me out and I can send you
> the
> > screenshots personally.
> > Thanks again.
> > Jon
> >
> >
> > Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Jon Staff <staff at fas.harvard.edu>
> > Date: April 24, 2009 2:32PM EDT
> > To: hcs-discuss at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Subject: Automation Help
> > Hi team,
> > I talked to a few of you at the SOCH the other day.   I have 700 invoic=
es
> I
> > need to print from a web-based application that is not super friendly.
> > There are essentially three manual clicks I need to make to print every
> > invoice.  I  have attached screenshots of this process:
> > 1) PICTURE 1 -- This is part of the list of orders (they can all be
> > displayed on one page).  Clicking the Order ID # on the left gets you to
> the
> > next step in retrieving the invoice...
> > 2) PICTURE 2 -- This is a summary of the order but not the final,
> formatted
> > invoice.  To get that you click "Print Invoice"
> > 3) PICTURE 3 -- From there, the invoice pops up along with the print
> dialog.
> > Can anybody help me automate this process so I am not clicking 2100
> times?
> > Any tips / help is appreciated.  I have some basic Excel / Python skill=
s,
> > but not real programming experience.
> > Thank for anything you can give,
> > Jon
> >
> >
> >
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