[thelist] DTS Task

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Mon Mar 6 08:26:02 CST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Smith
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 9:16 AM
> I can set the time frame of the query to look at the past 
> seven days. It would be ideal to tell DTS to go to a web page and 
> capture the output into an excel document, then put that on the 
> shared drive.  All I'd have to do is retrieve the document. 
> Can this be done? And how?


I'm happy to say that this can be done.  Within the DTS steps you will have
access to ActiveX objects and command line calls.  So, you're solution may
be as easy as calling wget [0][1] from the command line and then copying the
results to the proper folder.  Or, you may be able to do something fancier
by evoking WinHTTP through ActiveX and then handling the response within a
VBScript block within the DTS.  Beyond that, I'm not going to provide
detailed instructions, but hopefully this will get you going in the right

[0] http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/wgetwin.html (older)
[1] http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/ (newer)

Joshua L. Olson
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