On (20/05/02 18:25), Garreth McCullagh didst pronounce:
>> The problem is that I do alot of web searches for finding company web site
> addresses and this can be, to say the least boring and repetitive and tricky
> to get the right one. Especially when there hundreds to be done.
> Currently it involves taking each name separately Copy and Paste into a
> Search Engine, hope that it returns the web site address. Then copy the
> address back into the database.
>Well that sucks!!
> What I was hoping is that the program took a list of searchable items (a
> company name stored in a database), a search engine would find and resolve
> the company web site address, store it in the database relative to the
> company name and repeat this for each company name.
>The problem I see is that searching for $COMPANY_NAME may not return
it's actual web site. Other than that I'm sure it could be scripted
using Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" option. But, as it stands, you could
do that but would have to check over all the results again and probably
change 50% if not more of them.
>> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than
> "Re: Contents of ILUG digest..."
>And did you?????
Chat ya later,
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