I need a web scraper written for the following URL:
[login to view URL]
All information needed is available on the main page. The number of rows will vary.
The output should be a pipe (|) delimited file with the following column mappings:
origin_city --> data is located in the "City, State" column before the space and two letter state abbreviation
origin_state --> data is the two letter abbreviation located in the "City, State" column after the origin_city and space
ship_date --> data is located in the "Date Appointment" column changed to the YYYY-MM-DD format, the time is not needed
destination_city --> leave blank
destination_state --> leave blank
receive_date --> leave blank
trailer_type --> data is located in the "Trailer Type" column
load_size --> leave blank
weight --> leave blank
length --> leave blank
width --> leave blank
height --> leave blank
trip_miles --> leave blank
pay_rate --> leave blank
contact_phone --> leave blank
contact_name --> data is located in the "Contact" column
tarp_required --> leave blank
comment --> data is located in the "Reference" column, add the text "Ref #" before data
load_number --> leave blank
commodity --> leave blank
The first line of the output should contain all of the column headers.
Any field that contain no data should be left blank.
Please do not use words like "null" or "blank" in blank columns.
Below is a sample output of the first 5 columns using sample data:
The deliverable will be a Perl .pl file that must run on
Ubuntu Linux and must use Modern::Perl. The Perl .pl file
should be called '[login to view URL]' and the output file should be
called '[login to view URL]'
It will be scheduled in cron to run unattended every 15 minutes.
Please specific what language/OS/modules you plan to use.
Also, please include the word "raccoon" in your bid so I know that
you read this description.