i am a newbie and try different things everyday and always come here when i am stuck with something.
I want to write a script using curl and php that goes to this link :http://tools.cisco.com/WWChannels/LOCATR/openBasicSearch.do and then goes through each page for each country capturing a list of every partner in every country and saving it to database.
i have no ideas how script will select countries one by one from select box and redirect page to country page...which is the very first thing to do, once we are on the page pattern matching comes in play for storing name and address in database which i can manage.
Problem is before we select any country url is::http://tools.cisco.com/WWChannels/LOCATR/openBasicSearch.do
and after we select country say 'india' url is:http://tools.cisco.com/WWChannels/LOCATR/performBasicSearch.do , there is no reference to any country selected.
The Idea that i had was to traverse the HTML page, and enter all countries in an array and then make a recursive function to call a page with specific country but for that we need something different in URL for each country in recursive function right?