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Jabong was an Indian fashion, and lifestyle e-commerce portal acquired by Flipkart through its unit Myntra and later shut down to shift focus completely on Myntra. So don't panic if you find the website automatically skipping to myntra.com. :)
This tutorial will introduce how to scrape product information from Jabong.
To follow through the tutorial, you may want to use the URL below:
Here are the main steps in this tutorial: [Download task file here]
1. Create a Go to Web Page - to open the target website
Enter the target URL into the search bar on the home screen and click Start
2. Auto-detect the webpage - to create a workflow
Octoparse's auto-detection function can help you quickly create a workflow according to the target website's design.
Click Auto-detect web page data in Tips and wait for the detection to complete
Check the data fields in Data Preview and delete unwanted data or rename them if needed
Click Create workflow
Now, you will see a workflow created like the one below:
3. Set backup XPath for the data field(s) - to locate the field(s) accurately
Sometimes, there is more than one XPath for a specific data field; thus, it is essential to set up an alternative XPath for such field(s) to extract the data more precisely.
In this case, the data field Original_price needs a backup XPath as the location of this field may change according to whether the product has a discount.
next to the data field to change its settings
Choose Customize XPath
Tick Try alternate XPath
Choose Relative XPath to the Loop Item
Input the XPath as: //div[@class='product-price']/span
Click Apply to save the change
Note: If you want to learn more about setting up alternative XPath, please check out here.
4. Run the task - to get the desired data
Click Save on the upper right to save your task
Click Run next to it and wait for a Run Task window to pop up
Select Run on your device to run the task on your local device
Wait for the task to complete
Here is the sample output from a local run:
Tip: Local runs are great for task troubleshooting and quick runs. If you are dealing with more complicated tasks, it is recommended that you select Run in the Cloud to run the task in Octoparse's cloud-based platform for higher speed. Try out this premium feature by signing up for the 14-day free trial here. You can also schedule your tasks to run hourly, daily, or weekly and get data delivered to you regularly.