Let's get you up to speed with everything you need to build your first web scraping project using Screpto - It all takes only a minute or two!
Visit our extension page in the Chrome web store via the link below and click Add extension.Visit Chrome store
After successfully adding the extension, right click and select Inspect to open the devtools then open Screpto's panel.
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Complete installation by signing up (if you are new to Screpto) or logging into your account.Watch tutorial
You're now ready to create your first task and to do so, simply click on New Task button.Watch tutorial
In this example, we're going to customize our task so that it contains two data types that will store data we later select from this page.
Now that we have our task the way we want it, we can start selecting elements and adding them to our object general:
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After successfully filling our general object, it's time to add the headline in the table below inside our headline array in bulk.
|First title: Germany's State Distance-Learning University|
|Second title: Unlimited is like a Ponzi Scheme|
|Third title: Why I Wrote “The Crucible” (1996)|
|Fourth title: Why radio receivers won’t tune 800-900 MHz|
|Fifth title: MicroStrategy will have 0.3% of all Bitcoin supply by the end of 2020|
|Sixth title: Casio Graphing Scientific Calculator Fx-9860GIII Comes with MicroPython|
|Seventh title: An anti-book recommendation tool, to help you escape your echo chamber|
|Eighth title: Linux binary compatible unikernel for virtualized environments|
|Nineth title: Goodreads plans to retire API access, disables existing API keys|
|Tenth title: The State of Linux Debuggers|
Now that we have all of our headlines inside the headline array, we would also like to extract another attribute from the same elements. To do so:
Using drag-and-drop feature, we can move elements anywhere to get the result we want. In this example, we will move both the headline and link arrays inside articles and merge them.
Preview results of your selection at all times by simply clicking the eye icon
One more step to finalize your task, let's configure your task and launch it to run periodically on the cloud.