Web Scraping Feature Study | How to Scrape Data by Searching Multiple Keywords on A Website?Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:05 AM
What it is ?
Sometimes, a series of searching keywords are required as an input for a loop search action. In this case, we need to define a loop for a series of keywords that we want to use for searching. Specifically, we call this loop mode - Text list.
When do you want to use it ?
It can be used as long as we want to create a loop list with pre-defined and specific text values.
How to use it ?
Step 1. First, to define a loop for a list, we can drop an “Loop” action into the Workflow designer.
Step 2. Further, we should go to the "Loop Mode " and select “Text list”, since the loop items in this loop are all type-ahead text values.
In this way, you can search different keywords one by one. Enter the keywords you want to search(one keyword in one row). Click "OK" and then click "Save".
Step 3. Next, click on the search bar of the website in the built-in browser. Choose “Enter text value” to enter the searching keywords.
Step 4. Now, drag “Enter text value” into the “Loop Item” box so that the program will loop to enter the keywords consecutively, and automatically search them in the search bar.
Step 5. Then select “Use current loop text to fill the text box”. Then click "save".
Step 6. To search the keywords from the target website, we need click the “Search” button of the website and choose “Click an item”.
Step 7. Check the workflow
Now we need to check the workflow by clicking actions from the beginning of the rule.
Now, let's look into how this text loop list works this example [link to the case study example].
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