Excel VBA Introduction Part 57.2 – Basic Web Scraping with Selenium and Google Chrome

By Andrew Gould You can download the completed file here https://www.wiseowl.co.uk/vba-macros/videos/vba-scrape-websites/web-scraping-selenium-chrome/ If you’d like to help fund Wise Owl’s conversion of tea and biscuits into quality training videos, you can click this link https://www.wiseowl.co.uk/donate?t=1​ to make a donation. Thanks for watching! Chapters00:00:00 Topic List00:00:50 The Example We’ll Create00:03:43 Referencing the Selenium Library00:04:30 Running Google Chrome00:06:30 […]

By Andrew Gould

You can download the completed file here https://www.wiseowl.co.uk/vba-macros/videos/vba-scrape-websites/web-scraping-selenium-chrome/

If you’d like to help fund Wise Owl’s conversion of tea and biscuits into quality training videos, you can click this link https://www.wiseowl.co.uk/donate?t=1​ to make a donation. Thanks for watching!

Chapters
00:00:00 Topic List
00:00:50 The Example We’ll Create
00:03:43 Referencing the Selenium Library
00:04:30 Running Google Chrome
00:06:30 Navigating to a URL
00:07:11 Using a Base URL
00:09:08 Typing Text into an Input Box
00:12:37 Clicking a Button
00:14:49 Checking if an Element Exists
00:18:51 Quitting the Web Browser
00:20:35 Setting the Timeout Parameter
00:21:51 Checking if a Button Exists
00:23:40 Returning a Collection of Web Elements
00:27:44 Looping Through a Collection of Web Elements
00:29:27 Identifying an Element by its Text
00:31:35 Counting the Elements in a Collection
00:34:01 Finding an Element Inside an Element
00:36:39 Checking if an Element was Returned
00:38:46 Writing an Entire Table into Excel
00:41:37 Creating a New Subroutine
00:42:28 Looping Over Table Rows
00:45:42 Looping Through Cells in a Row
00:47:35 Extracting the Text of a Table Cell
00:50:00 Writing Table Cell Text into Excel
00:53:29 Returning a Hyperlink from a Cell
00:58:31 Assigning a Hyperlink to a Range
00:59:56 Formatting the Table
01:01:50 A Basic User Interface

In this video you’ll learn how to perform basic web scraping tasks using Selenium Basic and Google Chrome. You’ll see how to open Chrome, navigate to a web page and interact with items on the page including typing text into an input box and clicking a button. You’ll learn how to check if a web element exists on the page to avoid run time errors and how to set a timeout value. You’ll see how to reference a collection of elements and loop over them to identify the ones you’re interested in. You’ll also learn how to write a table into an Excel worksheet using two different techniques, as well as how to extract hyperlinks from a web table and assign them to cells in an Excel worksheet.

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