Is it possible to retrieve data from a website?

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Louise Wilson
Louise Wilson on 21 May 2021
Commented: Rik on 21 May 2021
I have a list of vessel MMSI numbers. I would like to take each, enter it into the search bar on this page '' and then store the associated vessel type and length. Would this be possible using Matlab?
I had a look here:
But there doesn't seem to be a solution for my problem there.
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Rik on 21 May 2021
The webread function can't be used to interact with a website. However, it is often possible to use direct URLs. If you look at a Google search, you will also notice that there is a pattern you could generate the link with.
Did you use the debugging tools of your browser to try to find a direct link pattern?

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