Here's what i want to do:
i have a software that only has a manual export function. It exports in cvs form some temperature values.
I need to automate this process.
The export function is pretty simple, it only requires a few buttons clicked, and maybe a date written into a textbox.
I want to make an application that runs at the same time as this software, which simulates these manual commands whenever it receives a command, or at fixed interval (every minute... 10 minutes). As far as i understand, i could simulate mouse clicks with API calls (with which i don't have experience), but i want to ask where to start, like what language and IDE to use, and so on.
The exported data should go into a database.
I am searching for solutions but if someone with actual experience could point me in the right direction and prevent me from doing this in the most complicated way possible i would be grateful.
If it is relevant, i've worked with c++, c#, delphi, VBA, basic, and java, not a lot with any of them. The software runs under windows, and i use Win7 64bit.
Thank you for your time.