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NoemiRcklngr Frequent Visitor
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New Web Scraping experience - December 2018 Update

Hi, 

I saw a YT video showing the powerful tool: New web scraping experience that was released in the May 2018 update. 

It enabled the user to scrape data from the web, but in a very clever way where PowerBI Desktop actually showed the website whilst importing the data, and it was possible to highlight the words to mine from the website. See screenshot attached. Foto1.PNGFoto2.PNG

The screenshots are from the following YT video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qztZ1hLo_Gw (How to get data from a web page - by Nathan Patrick Taylor

I just updated my Power BI to December version and the tool doesnt seem to be availbale anymore. Is there any replacement that is as powerful (to "learn" what words I want to mine from the website)?

Many thanks for your help 

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Re: New Web Scraping experience - December 2018 Update

It is no longer a Preview feature. Add a Web data source and use the "Add table using examples" down in the lower left. See image:

 

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Re: New Web Scraping experience - December 2018 Update

It is no longer a Preview feature. Add a Web data source and use the "Add table using examples" down in the lower left. See image:

 

image.png


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NoemiRcklngr Frequent Visitor
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Re: New Web Scraping experience - December 2018 Update

Many thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. 

Cheers!

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leed Regular Visitor
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Re: New Web Scraping experience - December 2018 Update

Hi @NoemiRcklngr  @Greg_Deckler 

Do you have an issue with the refresh from Power BI Service when using Web from example? It seems not working on my side.

 

Thank you,

NoemiRcklngr Frequent Visitor
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Re: New Web Scraping experience - December 2018 Update

I actually havent looked into that, I needed to scrape data for a single-use application. It would be interesting to test it. I am sorry I cannot be of more help. Good luck!

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