How to use variables in data Scraping

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#1

I want to scrape data from google according to the search the user makes, that is the scraping topic will vary. how to edit the selector? how can i do this type of scraping?

for example,
i have automated the data scraping by searching a manufacturer name (for example ABB) but i want to make the automation as such that the program will extract data even if i change the name (for example anything other than ABB).


#2

You can wildcard the selector using *.

E.g. Selector =
change to:


#3

Hi

Please see the solution in the below thread:


#4

check here for dynamic selectors:


#5

can you elaborate the use of wildcard editing in selector for data scraping


#6

Do you have an example of the selector you are using to scrape data for ABB?


#7

trialextract with any input.xaml (11.6 KB)
this is the program
i want to use wild card so that it scrapes whatever data that is searched by the user


#8

trialextract with any input.xaml (11.6 KB)
this is the program
i want to use wild card so that it scrapes whatever data that is searched by the user


#9

The workflow seems to work for me - it extracts the name and URL for a variety of searches.

The wildcard (**) replaces what is replaces part of the selector to make it dynamic- i.e. title=‘ABB’ - title=’*’ as you have done.

Wildcard explanation