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Hey everyone, I am trying to write a script to grab data from one window specifically a program used at work to display the sales from the day, and then input that data into an excel workbook. I have no idea where to begin, any help would be greatly appriciated!

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Search the scripts and scrapts forum for "OCR" (without the quotes)


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is it in text or picture format and there is an excel UDF in scripts and scraps

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What is the program that displays the sales called? Does it have a particualr layout on the screen or a report writer interface? Does it use a web browser to see the results? Does it support C.O.M.? You may be able to 'screen scrape' the contents and paste into Excel or pass it through an intermediatary file in something like CSV format.

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The program is a propriety sales tracker, it runs in a comand prompt window.

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The program is a propriety sales tracker, it runs in a comand prompt window.

Hi,

take Autoit Window Info to check whether you can read the text.

So long,

Mega


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

take Autoit Window Info to check whether you can read the text.

So long,

Mega

What if you can read the text how would you then get it? I need something similar to read a string of numbers out of an AS400 Emulator for work. I need to be able to pull a number from the screen add it to a number I enter in the program and put it back in place of the number I took from the screen.

Thanks,

-Skizmata

Edited by Skizmata

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