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Web Scraping with XPath

Web Scraping with XPath

by Internal Labs

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Summary

Summary


Overview

Overview

Problem:

Web scrape HTML pages without having a browser open and without UI Automation.

Solution:


Functional Requirements:
  • Plain HTML pages (content should not be generated dynamically with JavaScript).
You can get ready-made XPath selectors by using Google Chrome to open the page of interest, right clicking an element, Inspect, right click HTML definition, choose Copy and then "Copy XPath" - then you can adjust that selector, make it more generic, etc. The output is a List of strings. Test Case 1: Attribute: "INNERHTML" URL: "https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xpath_intro.asp" XPath Selector: "//*[@id=""main""]/h2" Test Case 2: Attribute: "href" URL: "https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xpath_intro.asp" XPath Selector: "//*[@id=""main""]/div[4]/a[1]"

Features

Features

Simple and fast web scraping using standard XPath selectors without the need for browser (removes the need for IE, Chrome, Firefox browsers to be opened in order to retrieve HTML data, thus avoiding browser dependency).

Additional Information

Additional Information

Dependencies


Code Language

C#, Visual Basic

Runtime

Windows Legacy (.Net Framework 4.6.1)

Publisher

Internal Labs

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License & Privacy

License Agreement

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Technical

Version

1.0.1

Updated

Jul 10, 2023

Works with

Studio: 21.10 - 22.10

Certification

Silver Certified

Support

UiPath Community Support

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