mfewtrail Posted February 21, 2014 Author Report Share Posted February 21, 2014 So glad I could help out on this awesome project! Just out of curiosity, did you run any of the serial number range through the latest version of the program I sent you? It had some pretty basic but untested code to try and recover from connection timeouts, though if the page half-loads for some reason it is still possible for the connection to hang up and potentially skip a VIN check. I also may have found a way around the HTTPS/SSL issue. I need some time to mess with it but there's software that will act as a proxy and allow me to view the pages over a non-secure channel. I already have another version of the VIN tool which will scrape the results pages for number of records and such. Hopefully I can get that figured out before you guys dive back in, who knows what kind of time it could shave off the search for those elusive 7 VINS. I used the version hardcoded for the TGP's. By hangups, I meant that the program would pause momentarily and then recover. Carfax's site had a habit of doing this at random even when I was searching manually. I witnessed this on a few occasions when watching it run. When it would hang completely, I restarted it a few vins before the one it hung at. Since there are 2,742 found, I think it did a great job of finding them. It's still possible that *I* am to blame for the missing cars. I'm going to start checking the list again later. With my current method of scanning through the vins, it's not *that* time consuming. Excel highlights the duplicates for me covering multiple check digits. The rest I use the keyboard shortcut for the find command to go through. I'll time myself when I get around to doing the TSTE list. I was previously going through the list manually scanning through the vins like an idiot. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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