It is not usual that you may need to hover on a page element to have some data shown on the webpage. In this tutorial, we will show you how to extract data that appears on hover in Octoparse.

STEP 1. Hover on the target element, click on it and then select Hover on the selected element on the Action Tips.


STEP 2. A Hover on action will be generated and added to the workflow with an AJAX Timeout of 5sec by default.


STEP 3. Select and extract data that appears on hover

Hover on the page element again or just click the Hover on action in the workflow if the data's no longer showing. Just when the data appears in the built-in browser, click on the data you want capture and select Extract the text of the element on the Tips panel.

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