Text Parser

Getting Started with Text Parser

Transformers

Caution

The module's dialog field names that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenarionot in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Get Elements from HTML

Retrieves the desired elements from an HTML code.

Continue the execution of the route even if the module returns no results

If enabled, the scenario will not be stopped by this module.

Element type

Select the type of element you want to retrieve from the HTML code such as image, link, or iframe element(s).

HTML

Enter the HTML code you want to retrieve the specified element types from.

Match Pattern

The Match pattern module enables you to find and extract string elements matching a search pattern from a given text. The search pattern is a regular expression (aka regex or regexp), which is a sequence of characters in which each character is either a metacharacter, having a special meaning, or a regular character that has a literal meaning.

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Pattern

Enter the regular expression pattern. For example, [+-]?(\d+(\.\d+)?|\.\d+)([eE][+-]?\d+)? extracts all numerals in the provided text.

Note

The pattern will contain at least one capture group in parenthesis () for the output bundle to contain some items. If the pattern does not contain any capture groups, the output bundle will be empty:

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Global match

If enabled, then the module retrieves all matches in the text. If disabled, then the module retrieves only the first entry.

Case sensitive

You can disable the case sensitivity by disabling this option (default=case sensitive).

Multiline

If checked, beginning and end metacharacters (^ and $) will match the beginning or end of each line, not just the very beginning or end of the whole input string.

Continue the execution of the route even if the module returns no results

If enabled, the scenario will not be stopped by this module.

Text

Enter the text you want to match the pattern.

Replace

Searches the entered text for a specified value or regular expression, and replaces the result with the new value.

Pattern

Enter the search term. You can also use a regular expression. For more details about the regular expression, refer to the Match Pattern module.

New value

Enter a value that will replace the search term.

Global Match

If this option is enabled, the module will find all matches rather than stopping after the first match. Each match will be output in a separate bundle.

Case sensitive

If this option is enabled, the search will be case sensitive.

Multiline

If checked, the beginning and end metacharacters (^ and $) will match the beginning or end of each line, not just the very beginning or end of the whole input string.

Text

Enter the text to be searched.

Data Scraping

Data scraping, sometimes called web scraping, data extraction, or web harvesting is simply the process of collecting data from websites and storing it in your local database or spreadsheets. If you wish to scrape data from a website and you are not familiar with regular expressions, you may use a data scraping tool:

If the data scraping tool provides a REST API, you can connect to it via our universal HTTP and Webhooks modules. You can also implement an app on your own using the Make App SDK.