[Rd] Retrieving data from aspx pages

jose ramon mazaira jramaza at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 21:11:44 CET 2012

Hi. I'm trying to write an application to retrieve financial data
(specially bonds data) from FINRA. The web page is served dynamically
from an asp.net application:


I'd like to know if it's possible to fill dynamically the web page
form from R and, after filling it (with the issuer name), retrieve the
web page, parse the data, and covert it to appropiate R objects.
For example, suppose I want to search data for AT&T bonds. I'd like to
know if it's possible, within R, to fill the page served from:


select the "corporate" option and fill with AT&T the field for "Issuer
name", ask the page to display the results, and retrieve the results
for each of the bonds issued by AT&T (for example:


and parsing the data from the web page.

Thanks in advance.

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