Automate finding some words on a webpage and then if found do something

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Alex Ransome, Oct 15, 2013.

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    Alex Ransome New Member

    Oct 15, 2013
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    What I'm trying to do is take a list of websites that are in a spreadsheet column and have a web browser visit each site, search for some words in the text from another column and then if the words are found put the number of found words in a third column.

    I have Automator to use and know that you can have Applescript run in side an Automator workflow, but I'm no good with any programming language, just too old to 'get it'.

    I also have iMarcos installed.

    Sounds like a lot to me ...

    Thanks for any replies.
    Alex Ransome, Oct 15, 2013
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    Kaveman New Member

    Nov 26, 2010
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    Westland, NZ
    Yes, it is a lot.
    Parsing or whats call scraping a page is very difficult, and impossible in Automator.
    Kaveman, Oct 15, 2013
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