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Helper V
Helper V

Get information about a web page?


Is it possible (in a flow) to give a URL and get back a page summary / description?



Super User
Super User

Hi @pmwhelan,


Are you talking about the meta tags which you sometimes can find in the header of the HTML of a web page?


If so, you could use a HTTP action and use an indexOf to check if this tag is available. And if that is the case use a couple of split functions to retrieve the description.


Below is an example.


In this example I used the following W3Schools page:


The HTML has this in the Header

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en-US">
<title>HTML Basic</title>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<meta name="Keywords" content="HTML, Python, CSS, SQL, JavaScript, How to, PHP, Java, C, C++, C#, jQuery, Bootstrap, Colors, W3.CSS, XML, MySQL, Icons, NodeJS, React, Graphics, Angular, R, AI, Git, Data Science, Code Game, Tutorials, Programming, Web Development, Training, Learning, Quiz, Exercises, Courses, Lessons, References, Examples, Learn to code, Source code, Demos, Tips, Website">
<meta name="Description" content="Well organized and easy to understand Web building tutorials with lots of examples of how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Python, PHP, Bootstrap, Java, XML and more.">


With the expression below you could find that last meta name tag

if(not(equals(indexOf(body('HTTP'), '<meta name="Description" content='), -1)), slice(split(split(body('HTTP'), '<meta name="Description" content=')[1], '>')[0], 1, -1), 'Not Found')



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Helper V
Helper V

Thanks very much.

I am getting "The server did not received a response from an upstream server."

Any ideas?

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