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flugruger
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Looping Through Web Page and Scraping Account Data, PAD Stops Grabbing Data After First

Could you help with a puzzle? I'm scraping data from a web form holding user data. I use a loop as described in this MS page. This was working remarkably well, pulling data from each page load. I continued to develop the flow, however, and something broke. The flow now scrapes the data on the first page load, then will not do so on the following pages. 

 

Since the site is private, I thought I could share the flow using the screen shots, below. 

 

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VJR
Super User
Super User

Hi @flugruger 

 

In line #27, could you try going to the URL instead of back and check what happens.

Also give some wait time for the page to load.

flugruger
New Member

Thanks, @VJR . This website is a pain. I can't go directly to the URL. I can't even reload a page without it taking me back to the log-in. 

 

I'm new to PAD... have you folks had good luck with it scaping sites? For me with this site, it is failing. The JQuery references can be unique, but PAD still isn't grabbing the data. 

 

Any suggestions or advice?

Waylold
Advocate II
Advocate II

@flugruger Yes, pretty successful with data extraction. As long as the selector order/count remains the same, you should be able to use it without issue. I could provide more guidance if you could indicate if you're attempting to extract single information or tables. 

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