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Connector for "Web Scraping"

tshoemaker
Deputy Chef III
Deputy Chef III

Just wondering if anyone has found a way to do web scraping in a similar way that Microsoft PowerAutomate support it? I would like to be able to scrape some data off of a webpage to be used in a receipe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgBZiBIgh3w


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max-knutsson
Workato employee
Workato employee

Hi Tim, what Leila is showing is Softomotive RPA, which is acquired RPA product by Microsoft and now is part of the Power Platform label. Power Automate flow is more similar to Workato, while Power Automate Desktop is an RPA product more similar to UiPath, Blueprism etc


What can we do on Workato? We can use Workato + UIPath to do pretty much the same thing with this connector https://app.workato.com/custom_adapters/30680/details?community=true


1. Create UiPath account

2. Start the studio, watch the videos linked for UiPath scraping to excel

3. Put the excel file on-premise folder or upload somewhere/send email

4. Use Workato Connector to start / initiate the UiPath when required

5. Grab the created file by UiPath bot


Videos for the UI Path side

YouTube videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIAJvk4quqA

https://www.uipath.com/learning/video-tutorials/web-data-extraction-automation



max-knutsson
Workato employee
Workato employee

Also UIPath "Studio X" is most similar to that demo, I think with just record button you can re-create the same scraping.

javier-riesco
Workato employee
Workato employee

Hi Tim,


In addition to what was mentioned by Max (great info) you can check this video with an example of Workato and RPA (UiPath) integration:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Qm1YAkSCA&t=55s


Regards

jayesh
Workato employee
Workato employee

Hi Tim - you could use a service like parsehub if you are looking for simple web scrapping - https://www.parsehub.com/ Workato has a Parsehub connector as well.