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I need to create a routine download of some databases that come from the internet (company system), but when downloading I need to perform some manipulations on the files and always save to a fixed network address (overwrite the old ones)

How do I make it automatic? I have no idea how to do it, python itself I don't know if it can be used on the machine due to company restrictions, but anyway, put the alternatives and I will test them all.

What I have tried:

I have little knowledge in programming, but I think this solution is not very complex
Updated 16-May-23 7:27am

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when downloading I need to perform some manipulations

You can't!

You need to:
- download[^] a file on local computer,
- perform some calculations,
- save file to fixed network address.

import urllib.request
urllib.request.urlretrieve('', 'Excel1.xlsx')

Another example:
import requests as req

remote_url = ''
local_file_name = 'Excel1.xlsx'

data = req.get(remote_url)

with open(local_file_name, 'wb')as file:

To be able to read and modify Excel data, you have so many options... You forgot to mention what kind of manipulations you want to make on downloaded files, so i can't help you more.
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