We are looking to develop a simple web application which will do the following.
1. Run a database query through a .aspx page using behind code written in VB.
2. This database query will load [URLs] and a second piece of data [sentance] from a spreadsheet or from an MSSQL db data source.
3. The application will iterate through every [URL] in the list and using a screen scraping technique it will check that the [sentance] exists in either the page content of the HTPP [URL].
4. Update the excel spreadsheet or MS SQL db for each iteration to say whether the answer was yes or no. Also datestamp the update.
5. The application will be told it's data souce from a form witin the page which contains the names of the various db's and spreadsheets.
This is a simple application and well be suited to anyone who has already got experience of screen scraping techniques.
All code and techniques that we pay for will be under the sole ownership of oursleves. There is a possibility of more screen scraper type work for our client.