Re: Scripting in PiggyBank

From: Chung Le <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 10:12:48 -0800

Hi David,

I am using Chickenfoot to automate my PiggyBank sessions. I need to
instruct Chickenfoot to click on the "collect info from this web page"
button at the bottom right of the web page. Chickenfoot does not
recognize it when I say click("collect info from this web page").
DOMinspector doesn't seem to work well here either . What is the correct
text pattern I need to say for Chickenfoot to recognize the button
Many thanks.

-- Chung --

David Huynh wrote:

> Hi Chung,
> Have you tried the following 2 tools?
> They are probably more suitable for the kind of generic website
> scripting you want.
> Cheers,
> David
> Chung Le wrote:
>> I have been using PiggyBank, and successfully created several screen
>> scrapers with it.
>> The combination of the PiggyBank RDF store, the user interface, XPath
>> and screen scraper wrapers provides a very powerful way to extract
>> data in RDF format from arbitrary web pages. I found it extremely
>> useful and a sound solution to my information needs. Thanks for
>> making this state of the art tool available!
>> I now would like to find a way to automate the process of going to
>> different web sites to collect info. Each web page requires a user id
>> and password. It also requires certain pattern of navigation to get
>> to the right web page, where a screeen scraper has been provided for
>> PiggyBank to collect the needed info. I would very much appreciate
>> some advice as to how to automate the process either in PiggyBank, or
>> outside of it using some conventional methods.
>> Many thanks for your help.
>> Happy PiggyBanking ...
>> -- Chung Le
Received on Tue Nov 29 2005 - 18:06:25 EST

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