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Q: How to add a blank field when scraping in Octoparse?

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Description:

How to add a blank value as one of the data fields when making a scraping task in Octoparse?

  

A:

The simplest method:

You can add a blank value when you are in the "Extract Data" action:

1. Click the "Add Pre-defined Fields".

 

2. Choose the “Add a blank field”.

 

3. The blank value will be added as a data field in the Define Fields. You can rename the data field.

 

Another method:

 

You can add a blank value when you are in the "Extract Data" action:

1. Click anywhere (for example, the blank place) on the web page  ➜ Choose "Extract text", and a data field will be generated automatically  Click "Save".

 

 2. Select the “Customize Field” button ➜ Choose “Define data extracted” ➜ Choose "Use a fixed value" under the "Extract additional values" option (Leave the textbox blank) ➜ Click "OK" ➜ Click "Save".

Then you will see the data field has been added with a blank value. You can rename the data field if you'd like.

 

 

 

 

 

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