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Adam Chapman

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urlread "post" variable value
Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:48 AM
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I'm trying to change the parameter that sets the timeframe at http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/aa/historical (in the dropdown menu)

I've studied the html code behind the webpage and think the variable is called "ddlTimeFrame". Trying to set it to 5 years, I am using:

[s status]=urlread(['http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/' 'aa' '/historical'],'post',{'ddlTimeFrame','5y'});

Can anybody see what's going wrong? The string "s" that is downloaded doesn't appear to change its length considerably if a change the value to '5d' for just 5 days of data.

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