won't allow selection of element?

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m1231e
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won't allow selection of element?

Post by m1231e » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:23 am

Total neophyte here, maybe I am missing something obvious.
I'm trying to scrape the public membership list of an organization. For each member entry the program will only allow me to select the member name and URL- but not the phone or address. What gives? Here's one page of entries http://www.lmaweb.com/member-search.php

You have to click on each state to get to entries. I am thinking from reading the forum that I can't get scrape info from all the states because I can't set a starting page- which is required to execute a select each?

Thanks for any advice!

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Re: won't allow selection of element?

Post by webmaster » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:30 pm

Hi,

Those elements are really a single element. They only differ on that the text is on different lines. What you need to do here is create a kind that selects the whole element and then use text gatherers at Project -> Text Gatherers to extract individual lines. Here is some more info (check the video at the bottom).

Regarding the starting page, you can still use it. All the bug does is prevent Helium Scraper from navigating to the starting page when you open the project.
Juan Soldi
The Helium Scraper Team

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