Webscrape to automate PDF downloading

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Web & Mobile Development Product Management Posted 1 year ago

Fixed Price

Delivery by October 21, 2013




I have two large samples of thousands of PDFs that are currently contained on two unique websites. I do not want to download these PDFs manually so I would like you to create code for each website to automatically download. Each website contains PDFs based on stock tickers, and I will supply the list of tickers.

I am not sure on the exact number, but there will be around 100,000 - 200,000 PDFs to download. However, the page layout is the same for each of these so the code should be fairly easy to automate.

I will provide the login for each website and detailed instructions for the specific PDF downloads I want you to automate.

The code will need to be re-usable, so you must design it so that it can be automatically updated and is easy to run. Please provide written instructions explaining the code so that I can understand your method.

I do not care if you download the PDFs or just provide the code so I can download them as long as the code works.

I am not an expert on webscrapes but I think this is a moderate difficult scrape and not extremely complex.

I require that any potential contractor review each website first to determine if they can successfully complete this project or not. At that point, I will pay 20% up front and we can negotiate milestone payments. Once you have completed the code, I will pay the full amount.

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