Data Scraping then write to CSV file

Need some help, I’ve successfully created a Flowchart to go to a website, scrape the info, but have been unsuccessful in getting the info to be written to a CSV file.

Hi
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We can directly use Write CSV activity where we can pass the extracted datatable as input and mention the CSV file path on where we want to write this datatable as CSV

For more info in this


Cheers @christopher_cole

Hi @christopher_cole

I see that you are using Output Data Table activity at the end. Output Data Table activity will convert the data table to a string value. It will not really write into a CSV file. You need to use the Write CSV activity to write the data table to a csv file. You can remove the output data table as it is nto required to write the data to a csv.

Is the “Write Line” not needed as well?

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Well I hope That’s not necessary
But if you feel to have a view of the datatable then we can use that after converting that to a string and we cannot directly mention a datatable like string with .Tostring so for that use output datatable activity where pass the input as datatable and output as a string variable and we can mention that string variable in the write line
But right now to the flow it can be like
—Flow Start
—Open Browser
—Data scrapping
—write csv file activity

If we want to see the datatable as a view in output panel
Then be like
—Flow Start
—Open Browser
—Data scrapping
—write csv file activity
—output datatable activity (with the extracted datatable as input)
— writeline activity

Hope this would help you
Cheers @christopher_cole

Ok, I’ve edited it to reflect
Flow Start, Open Browser, Data scrapping and write csv file

Executed it, and getting this error in screenshot in redCaptureA

Fine
In the variable panel for the variable ExtractDatatable change the scope to the whole sequence
Scope is the issue here

Hope this would help you
Cheers @christopher_cole

Got it, made the change and it works. Thank you

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Fantastic @christopher_cole

Please check following video, which will perform following thing:

  1. Scrapping data
  2. Save into CSV
  3. and mail the CSV