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WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes - Lookup phones numbers from


 use WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes;

 my $pj = new WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes;
 $pj->find( activite => "Plombier", localite => "Paris" );

 do {
    print $_->entry . "\n" foreach ($pj->results);
 } while $pj->has_more;


The WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes provides name, phone number and addresses of French telephone subscribers by using the directory.


Two classes are used in this module, a first one (WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes) to do the fetching and parsing, and the second one and a second one (WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes::Entry) holding the entry infos.

Here are the methods for the main WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes module:


The constructor accept an optional LWP::UserAgent as argument, if you want to provide your own.

find( %request )

Here are the values for the %request hash that are understood. They each have two name, the first is the french one and the second is the english one:

nom / name

Name of the person you're looking for.

activite / business

Business type of the company you're looking for. Note that if this field is filled, the module searches in the yellow pages.

localite / town

Name of the town you're searching in.

prenom / firstname

First name of the person you're looking for. It is not set if you set the 'activite' field.

departement / district

Name or number of the Département or Région you're searching in.


Returns an array of WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes::Entry containing the first matches of the query.


Set the maximum number of entries returned. Default to 50.


If the query leads to more than a few results, the field has_more is set. You can then call the results() method again to fetch the datas.

The WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes::Entry class has six methods:

new($name, $address, $phone, $fax)

Returns a new WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes::Entry.


Returns the name of the entry.


Returns the address of the entry.


Returns the phone number of the entry.


Returns true if the phone number is a fax one, false otherwise. Note that currently, this method always returns 0.


Returns the concatenation of the name and the phone number, separated by " - ". You can specify your own separator as first argument.


The phone numbers are sometimes not correctly parsed, esp. when one entry has several phone numbers.

If you found a bug and want to report it or send a patch, you are encouraged to use the CPAN Request Tracker interface:


Please read the Publisher information of available at the following URL:

WWW::Search::Pagesjaunes is Copyright (C) 2002, Briac Pilpré

This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Briac Pilpré <>

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