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05: Automating Chrome with AutoHotkey & getting data from page (part 1)

Automating Chrome with AutoHotkeyWhen GeekDude and I recorded this topic, it was over an hour long so I broke it into two parts.  This session covers how to get content from a page.

The great news is that GeekDude explained how we can see the Reddit site the way it was the below video!

By logging into https://old.reddit.com/r/AutoHotkey/, the HTML will be the same as in the video!

Automating Chrome with AutoHotkey & getting data from page


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Notes from Automating Chrome with AutoHotkey & getting data from page

Scraping data with Chrome and AutoHotkey

00:30     Let’s scrape from the AutoHotkey subreddit  https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoHotkey/

00:42     Maybe you want to get all of the links to the comment section.  Or maybe the titles for all of them for text analysis.

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Web Scraping with AutoHotKey 108- use querySelctorAll for added flexibility

Web Scraping with AutoHotkeyWeb Scraping with AutoHotkeyWeb Scraping with AutoHotkey is fun and easy however some web pages don’t have Names, IDs, or classNames set up.  Other times the pages are pretty sophisticated and you want to grab something very specific (w/out writing a lot of code).   I recently learned about QuerySelctor which uses the CSS Selector.

This W3schools page has a great, dynamic tool, that is very helpful to understand what is being grabbed.  Here is a screenshot of clicking around on the above tool which will help you get the concept.
Web Scraping with AutoHotkey QuerySelectorAll

Below is a video documenting various method calls.Web Scraping with AutoHotkey

Web Scraping with AutoHotkey Tutorial 8- QuerySelectorAll

And lastly here is the script I used walking through the video.

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