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Re: [Chicken-users] OT: Scraping data from Windows app screen

From: Steve Graham
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] OT: Scraping data from Windows app screen
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:55:17 -0700 (PDT)


Here's the situation.  A group at work is already entering data into a Windows-based application.  Now they are also supposed to be putting in much the same data into a 2nd terminal-based app.

So, I'm thinking there must be a way to pick up the data already entered into the first app (i.e. through "scraping" from the 1st app's window) and automatically place it into the 2nd app.

It could be a Chicken question if I can figure out how to do it - i.e. figure out the 1st app's handle and use the api to pick up Window Text, field text, etc.  Or perhaps there's already an app in existence to do such. That's why I titled it starting with OT.

Thanks, Steve

From: Mario Domenech Goulart <address@hidden>
To: Steve Graham <address@hidden>
Cc: Chicken-users <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] OT: Scraping data from Windows app screen

Hi Steve,

On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:08:04 -0700 (PDT) Steve Graham <address@hidden> wrote:

> I need to pick up the text (field prompts and data) from a data entry
> screen.  Is there a utility which could do such?  An array of text by
> rows would be preferable, but other formats would likely suffice.

I'm afraid I don't understand what you want.  Could you elaborate on

Best wishes.

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