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As a relative new-comer to Alteryx I am exploring some of the capabilities and one thing I would like to know more about is how to use Alteryx for web-scraping. I believe that some of you in this user group already use Alteryx for web-scraping and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to have a chat about it and/or demo what you have done?
Any help would be much appreciated!
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! At the moment I don't have a specific website in mind I'm really looking for some examples of what is possible and what other people are doing with the tool.
It's great for building catalogues or mapping locations. You may also be able make use of internal data, such as extracting numbers from an active directory on your SharePoint to build a comprehensive phone directory on your mobile etc.
@joe_lipski and the team at Javelin have an absolutely brilliant Webinar on it here: https://pages.alteryx.com/Javelin-Webinar-Series-Master.html
You can even download their examples!
Thanks for posting that article! Very interesting.
Richard, I've not webscaped to get my data, as reviews are prepared for me from another department in Excel format. I do however run sentiment analysis on them by using the following code in the R tool:
sent <- sentiment_by(get_sentences(read.Alteryx("#1")))
Please note, in order to make the script work, I have to use an older version of alteryx (2018.3) to find the library 'sentimentr'
(Check out the sentiment webinar too!)