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    Question Problem parsing WHOIS date from text and capturing fields

    Hello,

    I'm a bit stuck and a little lost here...

    I am trying to create a Java-based GUI that queries WHOIS and writes certain WHOIS properties to a 3rd party app. I currently have a functioning Java Swing-based GUI that successfully returns the WHOIS text from the query. However, I have no idea how to parse this data and capture the info I need to variables. For example, from the text returned I need a field for registrar, Administrative contact, Technical contact, etc. I'd like to just capture these and display them in the panel somewhere before I hit a button to send them to the other app, which shouldn't be an issue once I have the correct data in the variables. Anyone have any ideas or tips on how to do this. Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!


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    Default Re: Problem parsing WHOIS date from text and capturing fields

    I have no idea how to parse this data and capture the info I need
    In what format is the data? Can you post a sample if it is text in a String?
    Anyone have any ideas or tips on how to do this.
    That would depend on the format of the data.

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    Default Re: Problem parsing WHOIS date from text and capturing fields

    Hi Norm, thanks for the reply!

    So for clarification, the problem is really, that I get a stream of data that looks like this:
    Whois Server Version 2.0

    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to InterNIC | The Internet's Network Information Center
    for detailed information.

    Domain Name: AL.COM
    Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.corporatedomains.com
    Referral URL: http://www.cscglobal.com
    Name Server: NS.ADVANCE.NET
    Name Server: NS2.ADVANCE.NET
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Updated Date: 06-may-2010
    Creation Date: 23-apr-1997
    Expiration Date: 24-apr-2016
    and I just really need to get variables such as: registrar = "CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC."

    that I can use to create objects in the app. What I'm creating is just a java-based plug-in. I just don't know how to parse the WHOIS text.

    Hope that helps, I'm kind of a Java beginner.

    Thanks again!

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    Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
    There are methods in the String class that you could use to find this line and extract the data that you want from it.

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    Thanks Norm... that leads me in the right direction! like I said, I'm a newbie and I needed some direction!

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    Cross posted at Problem parsing WHOIS date from text and capturing fields - Dev Shed
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