How to perform scrapping on a flash website


#1

Hi Guys,

I am really struggling please help me. So I have a flash website that displays dynamic data based upon the search parameters i input on the website page. Now I wish to copy the displayed data.

  1. I am not interested in creating any swf file or jpeg file.
  2. The data that is coming on the website is coming from the server as Base64 encrypted so i can’t use network sniffers.

My Questions are:

In the absence of a DOM how do I instruct my robot to do the following:

  1. To know where and which button to click on the page
  2. To know where to enter the parameters.
  3. To Copy the displayed data.

Would appreciate any help. My email id is 84.gaurav.agrawal@gmail.com in case anyone wishes to send me some help.

Regards,
Gaurav


#2

for flash based websites we recomend to use image activities , keyboard keys, OCR Text activities.

  1. To know where and which button to click on the page - use click image acitivity
  2. To know where to enter the parameters. - use relative OCR text click
  3. To Copy the displayed data. - if that is selectable use copy & Paste else read using OCR.

#3

Hi Venkat thanks for replying to me but your answer doesn’t answer my query. The website for which we have to do the scrapping for is not an HTML website but it is a Flash Website so there is no DOM through which we could copy paste the text. Do u know how could i perform scrapping off a Adobe Flash Website. Are there any video tutorials on this ?

Thanks,
Gaurav


#4

Hi gaurav,

I also didn’t discussed about DOM,
I said to use image activities on Web application.