Automating web entry/printing in a form
Didn't see anything that seemed to really fit this, so new thread and all. Put simply, I have been asked to do a thoroughly asinine task in the closing days of my job; we're archiving a system, and have several thousand bug records they want opened up individually on a web page, printed to PDF via Cute PDF, and then saved somewhere. This could not be a dumber idea and, when I pointed out our CM group should just be able to write a query to do it, I was told CM's time is too valuable and that I couldn't have actual access to the bug record system to try to write my own queries and/or reports.
I will say it again, these are the closing days of my job, and I could not be happier.
I would tell them to bite me, but this task has been assigned to several of us exiting employees, and, if I don't do it, they will, because . . . I don't really know, but I actually like these people and don't want them to be screwed by this pointless task. So, anyways, I want to open up a form, enter a numeric value, and have it open the page and auto-print to a PDF. I've never messed with automating Firefox, and I've spent about ten minutes messing around with iMacro before deciding to take the lazy route and just post here. I can get iMacro to do most of what I want, but saving it as a new filename (the default is just a generic "bug.cgi", and I don't want to mess with it each time).
So, what I want to do is type in an identifier, have it pull up the record and print it to PDF as that same identifier. I would then just need to enter in the ID and let the automation script run. Even better, pull each ID from a .csv file or something, but typing wouldn't be THAT bad.
Anyways, anyone got an idea for me on this?