In this video I walk through how to use my AutoHotkey API Syntax Writer. If you’re new to APIs, be sure to check out our Webinar on API / Web Services or this page for a lot of examples of connecting to API services.
Please remember that, after launching the script, you’ll need to hold down the control key and left mouse-click to activate the menu options.
Here is the video walking through how to use the tool.
I made a few updates to my Web Scraping syntax writer. This new version adds in functionality to Get/Set attributes of an element as well easily find all tables on a given page, then extract the text and dump it into a dynamic Listview.
Both can be pretty helpful when scraping data from the web. For an extensive review of the tool, checkout the videos on my main Web Scraping page.
Often I have a list of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of items that I need to insert into a query. Unfortunately I can only add 99 items at a time.
This video demonstrates how my scriptreplaces the first 98 line breaks with commas and wrap items already having a comma with special characters to escape them. This is perfect for my SQL in list query! What would have taken me several minutes or longer is now done in the blink of an eye (while also escaping illegal characters). The below video demonstrates it’s usage and further down the page is the AutoHotkey code that cranks it out!
While fun, writing code can be very tedious in that it needs to be in a specific format. I use hotstrings to replace words I frequently use but what I also realized is I often have to put parameters into specific format like a quote encapsulated/comma delimited list.
This video shows how I wrote some very simple code that makes it much easier for me to be more productive in my SQL code writing. I have other syntax writers for other languages but the concept stays the same.