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Access second line of value in datarow

Hello everyone,

 

I extracted some information from a website into a datatable. I then loop through that datatable with a for each and the second value of each 'CurrentItem' of that loop has 3 columns like this.

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But for the second column with value #2 I have even more text there that shows once I click on it like this

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I wanted to know how to access and get the text on the second line of the second column in this specific case. I have tried but I guess I just don't know the syntax for it.

 

If anyone could help I would really appreciate it, thanks in advance

 

Telmo Ferreira

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Agnius
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This is a text string, and as such, it doesn't really have any properties that would allow accessing a specific row. In order to do what you need to do, you should use Split text on your %CurrentItem[1]% (or %CurrentItem['value #2']%). Split it using a new line as the delimiter. When you split it, the output will be a list. You can then get the second line as %TextList[1]%.

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Agnius
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This is a text string, and as such, it doesn't really have any properties that would allow accessing a specific row. In order to do what you need to do, you should use Split text on your %CurrentItem[1]% (or %CurrentItem['value #2']%). Split it using a new line as the delimiter. When you split it, the output will be a list. You can then get the second line as %TextList[1]%.

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Thanks once again Agnius, that's exactly what I was looking for.

I knew I had already accessed text like this just couldn't remember, thank you for your help.

Hello @Agnius,

 

Sorry to bother you but I have a question kind of in the continuation of this problem you helped me with before.

The problem I had before there were clearly 2 lines in the 'CurrentItem' since it was indicating the '1' and the '2' on the left.

The problem now is that although I have text on different lines and still get the symbol to show more text

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And when I expand the text it shows this way, with text in different lines despite only actually having one line. With the problem like this I can't use the solution you previously showed me.

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Has this ever happened to you, or do you know how to solve it?

Thank you and once again sorry for bothering you on a topic that was already solved

 

Agnius
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I am not quite sure what you are trying to say here. Seems to me the text clearly has more than one line. 

 

If you're saying that it shouldn't, because you have already split it, then that is because you are looking at the wrong variable. You have your %CurrentItem%, which is a data row with the original data you extracted from the web page. If you used Split text on %CurrentItem['value #3']%, you should have stored the outputs of it in a separate variable, that should be a list of text rows.

 

If the text in this column is not expected to have new lines, then check your extraction parameters. But I can clearly see there is not even 2, but 3 lines in there, with the second one being blank. It's like you're extracting two paragraphs.

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I'm sorry if I haven't explained myself properly @Agnius .

 

The problem I am facing is that as you saw the variable clearly has more than one line, so with that being said I used the "Split text" action and split it when there is a new line.

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But the output of that is still the same as it was before splitting, I get a list with one item that item being the same as before splitting.

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Do you know what It could be the issue here? The source from where I am extracting is this website(https://www.afme.eu/news/views-from-afme) and this is how the extraction is being made

TelmoERF96_2-1700477227808.png

 

Any help would be appreciated, I was just trying to get all the lines together in the same line.

 

Thank you for your time.

Agnius
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Seems like it's not a new line, but something else. Maybe a carriage return or some other special character. Try using Replace text on it with regular expressions. Replace \r?\n? with something else that you could later use for splitting - something that would not be in the text, like triple semicolons: ;;;. Then use that in Split text as the delimiter.

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Thank you for your answer @Agnius but still that didn't work, the output didn't change at all, I don't understand why it doesn't recognize it as a new line.

 

If you have any other idea of what could be, I would really appreciate it. Thanks again

Agnius
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Try writing it to a plain text file and open it with a more advanced text editor, such as VScode or Notepad++ to see if there are some special non-printable characters that are present, but not visible to the eye. You can also do that by checking the page source or inspecting the element via the browser developer tools.

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