Is it possible to retrieve data from a website?
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Louise Wilson on 21 May 2021
Answered: Shanmuganathan on 23 Nov 2022
I have a list of vessel MMSI numbers. I would like to take each, enter it into the search bar on this page 'https://www.vesselfinder.com/' and then store the associated vessel type and length. Would this be possible using Matlab?
I had a look here:https://au.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/webread.html
But there doesn't seem to be a solution for my problem there.
Rik on 21 May 2021
The webread function can't be used to interact with a website. However, it is often possible to use direct URLs. If you look at a Google search, you will also notice that there is a pattern you could generate the link with.
Did you use the debugging tools of your browser to try to find a direct link pattern?
Shanmuganathan on 23 Nov 2022
I understand you want to interact with a website to input your data.
Please find below the documentation about HTTP interface for MATLAB:
You can refer to the above documentation for various "put" and "get" methods that use the HTTP protocol. I hope this information helps resolve your query.
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