Re: Scripting in PiggyBank

From: David Huynh <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 17:34:10 -0500

I'm afraid you are the first to attempt this. Try to see if you can
access the browser's chrome window from within Chickenfoot. "document"
or "top" might be the right object. From there, maybe you can access
Piggy Bank's script function hooked to the onclick event of the data
coin icon, or that of the Browse Tidbits on This Page menu command. Let
us know what you find.



Chung Le wrote:

> 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 correctly?
> 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 - 22:28:04 EST

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