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A simple tool to get data from Web

I know there's the download but have a look at that topic, the easiest solution so far is to use an external API with import.io.

 

I'm coming from the excel world where you input a url in Powerquery, it scans the page, identify the tables in it, ask you which one you want to retrieve and get it for you. This takes a copy and paste and 2 clics.

Wouldn't it be gfreat to have something similar in Altery?

 

Now if it also supported authentication you'd be my heroes 😉

 

http://community.alteryx.com/t5/Data-Sources/Extract-a-table-from-Wikipedia/m-p/14531/highlight/fals...

 

Thanks

 

Tibo

5 Comments
Alteryx Partner

yeah powerquery makes it extremely easy..

I agree similar capibility will do a good job...

 

+1

9 - Comet

Tableau web connector is open source, give it a try.

Alteryx Partner

What we mean is to have this in Alteryx is essential to go up in the magic quadrant and a like

otherwise Input.io does a terrific job already...

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

This is also SUPER easy in automation tools such as Automation Anywhere.

 

Given that web pages can almost all be read with a DOM - this should be completely feasible.

Alteryx
Alteryx
Status changed to: Under Review

Hi All,

 

Thanks for the feedback- please continue to star if you'd like to see this.

 

Best,

Alex