Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Trevor_ Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Scraping from a .asp page using POST

I'm attempting to use PowerBI to pull regular updates of posts from a government website:


This is the search form. It uses a POST method, and I'd like to input a variable into:


<INPUT TYPE="textbox" NAME="textsearch" SIZE=50> 

And then post to the results page:

<FORM NAME="search" ACTION="advResults.asp" METHOD="POST">


This site is public, so I don't think there should be permissions problems. But I'm having a hard time getting it to work. Any ideas on how to pass a particular textsearch variable (like a company name) through the form so I can then download and view recent postings about it? Thanks much. 

Trevor_ Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Scraping from a .asp page using POST

Just wanted to bump--any ideas on how to do this? Thanks much.
Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Scraping from a .asp page using POST

hi, @Trevor_ 

You could refer to this post:

and you could also filter data source in power query and use Parameters in Power BI Edit Queries.
This is the tutorial for you to refer to


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Helpful resources

Can You Solve These Challenge

Challenge: Can You Solve These?

Find out how to participate in the first Power BI 'Can You Solve These?' challenge.

Community News & Announcements

Community News & Announcements

Get your latest community news and announcements.

Virtual Launch Event

Microsoft Business Applications October Virtual Launch Event

Join us for an in-depth look at the new innovations across Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.

Community Kudopalooza

Win Power BI Swag with Community Kudopalooza!

Each week, complete activities and be qualified in the drawing for cool Power BI Swag.

Users Online
Currently online: 43 members 910 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: