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Automate repetitive task Horse Racing

Hello, I need someone to collaborate with to develop an automated spreadsheet:

I’m a retired horse racing enthusiast with some coding experience (very limited) and reasonable excel skills and want to automate a daily task.

1. Project to automate excel spreadsheet initially using Visual Basic and excel macros to

• Scrape list from first horse racing web site for first column of workbook

• Insert additional columns in spreadsheet to accommodate second list of saved horse names and other information

• Insert second list of horse names from a saved file

• Sort alphabetically

• Use conditional formatting to show duplicate entries

• Combine individual duplicate entries

• Delete all other entries

• Import into list from second racing web site race times (xml data)

• Sort list numerically and format for further manual data entry

2. Create a plan to further automate the entry of this manual data entry from additional sources (pdf table to excel) (extract data from email). This planning and development to be ongoing.

Website [login to view URL]

1 Select date required (usually next day or following day)(please note the list is only available on a short term future basis only depending on the sites database updates)

2 Select runner list

3 With cursor, select

Horse Race Tab WT BP

(Only this information)

4 Scroll down to capture entire list

5 Ctrl C to copy

6 Open new excel workbook

7 Paste list data to first 5 columns

8 Select entire list and cancel formatting and hyperlinks

9 Insert 2 columns to left of Race column

10 Scroll to bottom of list

11 At bottom of list copy and paste second list from local drive(example attached separately)

12 Sort list alphabetically

13 Apply conditional formatting for duplicate entries

14 Combine duplicate entries to one line for each entry (note: on some days an individual horse may appear for 2 or sometimes even 3 separate races (different races or locations))

15 Delete balance of non-required list

16 Insert column to left of date column

17 Cut and paste TAB no’s. to this new column

18 Use the empty column for each entered horse’s race times from the following web site

19 Extract data for race times from

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(done manually at present)

20 Sort into race time numerically

21 Format for further analysis

Skills: Data Entry, Data Processing, Excel, Visual Basic, Web Scraping

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