Clicking a reply button

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Clicking a reply button

Post by donq » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:54 am

Craigslist now has the option to hide the phone # for a post behind a "Contact" reply button on each page. I have been successfully scraping phone numbers from the body of the post, but more people are hiding behind the reply button. In one project, I want to be able to still scrape the body of the post for the phone # but also automate clicking on the reply button and scraping the phone # (in case its not in the post body).

How do you automate clicking the contact button and scraping a phone # if it's there?

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Re: Clicking a reply button

Post by matteot » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:27 am

1. make the reply button a kind
2. click on the reply button then make the email address a kind
3. In action tree use Navigate: reply button kind (click on simulate click)
4. below Navigate action add extract action and choose email address kind

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