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06: Chrome and AutoHotkey: Getting lists from page

Automating and ChromeHere we continue with GeekDude working with Chrome and AutoHotkey extracting data from a webpage.  This session we focus on getting lists and leverage JSON, Chrome.Jxon_Dump, JSON.stringify, Chrome.Jxon_Load and jQuery.

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!

Chrome and AutoHotkey: Getting lists from page

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Notes: Chrome and AutoHotkey: Getting lists from page

00:05     Sometimes you want multiple items from a page.  Maybe all post titles, or all links form comments.

00:20     Looking in HTML we see there’s a lot going on.  We need to look at the structure BEFORE we get working on it.

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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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