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  1. Hi, I posted this to StackOverflow already (see below) and they said to 'AutoIt' it (see bottom) and gave me two down-votes. Can anybody help me get started? I'm happy to paypal my gratitude in advance. I'm brand new to AutoIt . Have been watching tutorial videos on Youtube, but still climbing learning curve to get any initial momentum going. Thank you for at least reading -Ian : Batch searching/verifying Mailing/Resident Addresses using Google - possible? Good tidings, St'overflow-ers! So I have the unenviable task of verifying keyed/transcribed hand-written mailing addresses from paper fishing licenses. We use Smartsoft/Frameworks as it catches/verifies about 90% (domestic, some Canada) of what we get from licensing, but for the 'leftovers', it's then time for the one-by-one Googling-steps below this 'graph with pics, rinse/repeat times 20,000+. Question: can I somehow batch/automate this (by feeding Google Maps/Places a google sheet or *.csv maybe?) to save time, or nope? or perhaps you fell asleep reading this q? Beuller? Thanks! -Ian (1) Copy 'rough' address from MS Excel (or Google Sheet): (2) Paste & search in Google (usually goes right into searching Google_Places/Earth): (3) (Hopefully) get a 'hit' and copy more correct/'verified' address: (4) Make corrections/tweaks back in Excel/GoogleSheet (faster than copy/pasting): 5) rinse/repeat times 20k (why I'm asking for help) Stackoverflow comments: "I think you should look into something like AutoIt instead of batch for something to do that complicated stuff. I use AutoIt for some works tasks that are the same over and over again. And since batch is so limited i dont think batch would be worth using here, but if you insist on using a build in program then i'd think VBS would work to an extend." – NizonRox "You'd have to interact with EXCEL and a Browser. Batch can't do that. Autoit supports both". – Stephan
  2. Has anyone tried to use Google APIs for scraping search results? I've built this simple script to demonstrate my problem I'm having with Google results scraping: #include <Array.au3> Global $oHTTP = ObjCreate("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1") _PerformSearch(); Func _PerformSearch() dim $ShowResults[0][3]; $searchPages = 3 for $j = 1 to $searchPages*8 Step 8 $SearchString = 'Apple+Juice'; Disable this line... ;~ $SearchString = 'intitle:"crazy+stink"'; ...And enable this one ;http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&start=1&rsz=large&q=intitle:%22crazy+stink%22 $sURL = "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&start=" & $j & "&rsz=large&q=" & $SearchString $oHTTP.Open("GET", $sURL, False) $oHTTP.SetRequestHeader("Referer", @IPAddress1) If (@error) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0) $oHTTP.Send() If (@error) Then Return SetError(2, 0, 0) $retVal = $oHTTP.ResponseText If (@error) Then Return SetError(3, 0, 0) $aReturn = _JSON_Decode($retVal) if NOT @error then $responseData = $aReturn[0][1] $results = $responseData[0][1] for $i = 0 to UBound($results)-1 $oneResult = $results[$i] $title = _OnlyBoldedDecode(_getJSonValue($oneResult, "title")) $url = _getJSonValue($oneResult, "url") $content = _OnlyBoldedDecode(_getJSonValue($oneResult, "content")) ReDim $ShowResults[UBound($ShowResults)+1][3] $arIndex = UBound($ShowResults)-1 $ShowResults[$arIndex][0] = $title $ShowResults[$arIndex][1] = $url $ShowResults[$arIndex][2] = $content Next EndIf Next _ArrayDisplay($ShowResults); EndFunc Func _OnlyBoldedDecode($sData);decoding only most common code Return StringReplace(StringReplace($sData, "\u003c", "<"), "\u003e", ">"); EndFunc Func _getJSonValue($_res, $getData) for $i = 0 to UBound($_res)-1 if $_res[$i][0] == $getData then Return $_res[$i][1] Next Return ""; EndFunc Func _JSON_Decode($sString) Local $iIndex, $aVal, $sOldStr = $sString, $b $sString = StringStripCR(StringStripWS($sString, 7)) If Not StringRegExp($sString, "(?i)^\{.+}$") Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0) Local $aArray[1][2], $iIndex = 0 $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) Do $b = False $aVal = StringRegExp($sString, '^"([^"]+)"\s*:\s*(["{[]|[-+]?\d+(?:(?:\.\d+)?[eE][+-]\d+)?|true|false|null)', 2) ; Get value & next token If @error Then ConsoleWrite("!> StringRegExp Error getting next Value." & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite($sString & @CRLF) $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) ; maybe it works when the string is trimmed by 1 char from the left ? ContinueLoop EndIf $aArray[$iIndex][0] = $aVal[1] ; Key $sString = StringMid($sString, StringLen($aVal[0])) Switch $aVal[2] ; Value Type (Array, Object, String) ? Case '"' ; String ; Value -> Array subscript. Trim String after that. $aArray[$iIndex][1] = StringMid($sString, 2, StringInStr($sString, """", 1, 2) - 2) $sString = StringMid($sString, StringLen($aArray[$iIndex][1]) + 3) ReDim $aArray[$iIndex + 2][2] $iIndex += 1 Case '{' ; Object ; Recursive function call which will decode the object and return it. ; Object -> Array subscript. Trim String after that. $aArray[$iIndex][1] = _JSON_Decode($sString) $sString = StringMid($sString, @extended + 2) If StringLeft($sString, 1) = "," Then $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) $b = True ReDim $aArray[$iIndex + 2][2] $iIndex += 1 Case '[' ; Array ; Decode Array $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) Local $aRet[1], $iArIndex = 0 ; create new array which will contain the Json-Array. Do $sString = StringStripWS($sString, 3) ; Trim Leading & trailing spaces $aNextArrayVal = StringRegExp($sString, '^\s*(["{[]|\d+(?:(?:\.\d+)?[eE]\+\d+)?|true|false|null)', 2) if @error Then Return SetError(@error, 0, 0); Switch $aNextArrayVal[1] Case '"' ; String ; Value -> Array subscript. Trim String after that. $aRet[$iArIndex] = StringMid($sString, 2, StringInStr($sString, """", 1, 2) - 2) $sString = StringMid($sString, StringLen($aRet[$iArIndex]) + 3) Case "{" ; Object ; Recursive function call which will decode the object and return it. ; Object -> Array subscript. Trim String after that. $aRet[$iArIndex] = _JSON_Decode($sString) $sString = StringMid($sString, @extended + 2) Case "[" MsgBox(0, "", "Array in Array. WTF is up with this JSON shit?") MsgBox(0, "", "This should not happen! Please post this!") Exit 0xDEADBEEF Case Else ConsoleWrite("Array Else (maybe buggy?)" & @CRLF) $aRet[$iArIndex] = $aNextArrayVal[1] EndSwitch ReDim $aRet[$iArIndex + 2] $iArIndex += 1 $sString = StringStripWS($sString, 3) ; Leading & trailing If StringLeft($sString, 1) = "]" Then ExitLoop $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) Until False $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) ReDim $aRet[$iArIndex] $aArray[$iIndex][1] = $aRet ReDim $aArray[$iIndex + 2][2] $iIndex += 1 Case Else ; Number, bool ; Value (number (int/flaot), boolean, null) -> Array subscript. Trim String after that. $aArray[$iIndex][1] = $aVal[2] ReDim $aArray[$iIndex + 2][2] $iIndex += 1 $sString = StringMid($sString, StringLen($aArray[$iIndex][1]) + 2) EndSwitch If StringLeft($sString, 1) = "}" Then StringMid($sString, 2) ExitLoop EndIf If Not $b Then $sString = StringMid($sString, 2) Until False ReDim $aArray[$iIndex][2] Return SetError(0, StringLen($sOldStr) - StringLen($sString), $aArray) EndFunc ;==>_JSON_Decode This works as long as you're not using "intelligent search placeholders" like using "intitle", "inurl", "site", and other placeholders with sentences (single word works, like: intitle:cake, but with sentence like: intitle:"crazy+stink" it doesn't, while searching this on google will give you approx. 35 results: https://www.google.com/search?q=intitle:"crazy+stink" ) Has anyone found a better way to legally scrape Google? This JSON API was built to be free, without big limitations (max results you get from a single query is 64), but it's not working properly, it doesn't give me results on "intelligent search placeholders". I'm aware of the Google Custom Search API, which requires API Key (which I have) but this API can search only specific website, and I need to scrape results from Google's search results. Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas? Edit: July 4th 2014: I have found a way how to use Google Custom Search API with API Key, and still search entire web (instead of only single page). I have found this: https://support.google.com/customsearch/answer/2631040?hl=en and I have followed the instructions. I got my CX code, and I formatted the URL: https://www.googleapis.com/customsearch/v1?key=[MY_API_KEY]&cx=017576662512468239146:omuauf_lfve&q=intitle:%22crazy+stink%22 (the CX in this example is the one that Google provides as an example for the API here: https://developers.google.com/custom-search/json-api/v1/using_rest, however, even with my own CX I get the same results) Here are the results: { "kind": "customsearch#search", "url": { "type": "application/json", "template": "https://www.googleapis.com/customsearch/v1?q={searchTerms}&num={count?}&start={startIndex?}&lr={language?}&safe={safe?}&cx={cx?}&cref={cref?}&sort={sort?}&filter={filter?}&gl={gl?}&cr={cr?}&googlehost={googleHost?}&c2coff={disableCnTwTranslation?}&hq={hq?}&hl={hl?}&siteSearch={siteSearch?}&siteSearchFilter={siteSearchFilter?}&exactTerms={exactTerms?}&excludeTerms={excludeTerms?}&linkSite={linkSite?}&orTerms={orTerms?}&relatedSite={relatedSite?}&dateRestrict={dateRestrict?}&lowRange={lowRange?}&highRange={highRange?}&searchType={searchType}&fileType={fileType?}&rights={rights?}&imgSize={imgSize?}&imgType={imgType?}&imgColorType={imgColorType?}&imgDominantColor={imgDominantColor?}&alt=json" }, "queries": { "request": [ { "title": "Google Custom Search - intitle:\"crazy stink\"", "totalResults": "0", "searchTerms": "intitle:\"crazy stink\"", "count": 10, "inputEncoding": "utf8", "outputEncoding": "utf8", "safe": "off", "cx": "017576662512468239146:omuauf_lfve" } ] }, "searchInformation": { "searchTime": 0.35068, "formattedSearchTime": "0.35", "totalResults": "0", "formattedTotalResults": "0" } } The results are almost the same as I get them from AJAX JSON Api http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&start=1&rsz=large&q=intitle:%22crazy+stink%22: {"responseData": {"results":[],"cursor":{"moreResultsUrl":"http://www.google.com/search?oe\u003dutf8\u0026ie\u003dutf8\u0026source\u003duds\u0026start\u003d1\u0026hl\u003den\u0026q\u003dintitle:%22crazy+stink%22","searchResultTime":"0.10"}}, "responseDetails": null, "responseStatus": 200} Which is 0. So... maybe there isn't any error on my part, but there is on Google's? I'm just curious if anyone encountered an issue like the one I have, or if anyone have any better suggestion, but bare in mind that I want to keep this legal (scraping results from IE object is not something I want to do).
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