Web Scraping with AutoHotkey: Intro
Being able to, programatically, navigate to an Internet page and scrape the contents in a reliable fashion is best things invented since sliced bread! I spent years manually going through pages and copying/pasting contents from IE to Excel then spent even more time trying to clean it up. Done properly you can get the data very, very close to how it is on the web with little effort.
The below video walks through using AutoHotKey to obtain basic values from a Web page. It also demonstrates a script I wrote that helps write the syntax (yes I’m that lazy!) The AutoHotKey script I wrote is further down this page and can also be found on the AHK forum here.
In this beginning tutorial I how to:
1) get a pointer to IE
2) navigate to a page
3) get text from a page