Apologies if this is a very basic question. However, I thought I would ask in the forums as I’m not 100% sure UI.Vision can do what I want and wondered if you could help.
I’ve been building a scraping tool that extracts data from our customer’s websites, we use this data as part of a back-end processing function for them. I’ve been using the Scrapy framework, 50% of the time it works every time.
The problem: Scrapy uses Xpaths, so we build up the elements we want to scrape. This works great until the customer changes their website, turns out this happens quite a lot.
I’ve turned to RPA as I think I want to see if we can build a bot that extracts data based on attributes not paths. For example, on the website we are only really interested in a set of core things:
- Type, etc
Our customers websites universally have these, along with an image.
So question is, can I use UI.Vision to tell a bot to head to a website, look for these things and extract the data?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this is a stupid question.