Data Scraping Wizard, No Option For Extract URL


Following this example on how to use Data Scaping,

I don’t ever come across the option to Extract URL.
The steps I go through are as follow,

Step(1) Click on Data Scraping in wizard tab.
Step(2) Click next then click on the header of the first column.
Step(3) Extract data from whole table.
Step(4) Click finish.

Between step 3 and 4, I see the option to click another element, yet the software skips this option and represents the table it scraped.

The scraping is completely accurate. But I never get the option to scrape one of the columns as URLs. I only have the option to Edit Data Definition. Is this where I would Extract URLs from the last column?

Edit: I am using the latest version.

Hi @r0manred, Are you using Chrome or IE ? I see below instructions which are slightly different to what you said.

Link :


1.Open Internet Explorer and navigate to
2.In the search box type “volleyball ball” and press Enter. Results are displayed in the web page.
3.In Studio, on the Design tab, in the Wizards group, click Data Scraping. The Extract Wizard is displayed.
4.Following the wizard, select the first and last items in the web page. The Configure Columns wizard step is displayed.
5.Select the Extract URL check box.
6.Change the name of the column headers.

IE, and I followed those exact instructions. I don’t get the option to click the last items. I also don’t get the Extract URL check box option.

Edit: I’m using the above link as an example. I am using a different site. I am scraping a table with 5 columns, where the last one is a link. Again, I only get the option to scrape the first item and not the last item. Which in turn never shows the option to Extract URL.

Could this be because it is an html data table? This example shows my problem…

So I found a solution I believe.

I scrape the table completely. I’ve seen another possible maybe more complicated solution earlier. But anyway after moving the table to excel,

I use Anchor Base click method.
I use find element to find a Job#. Then I clicked the corresponding pdf button in that row depending on the Job number. The selector is dynamic depending on what row I am in the excel sheet.


This is odd. I have the same issue, I’ve tried both Chrome and IE. The picture here under text " 1. Customize column headers and choose whether or not to extract URLs." never appears. I instantly get the question about data spanning across multiple pages.
Any ideas how to extract the URL?

What I can figure out so far is that Data Scraping when you say select the whole table does not give you the option to look for URL. It only takes the text.

Do you perhaps know why is that happening, and is there any solution for that issue?

When being presented with the pop-up menu below, click “No”.


You are then required to select a second element for the purpose of indicating a pattern. Once you’ve done this, a subsequent pop-up menu will allow you to indicate whether you want to extract the URL.