Random text value from a list in a loop

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    Kara

    Hi fredben,

    Thank you for reaching out.

    Did you tick the box "Use loop" for the "enter text" button?

    Best regards,

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  • fredben

    Hi Kara,

    Yes thank you I have seen this feature to loop on a list of frozen keywords, I already use it a lot.
    It could have been enough for me with a list call of an external file on a url (https://mysweb.com/keywords.php..or..txt..) or by being able to reuse a variable ( a data of field) collected more upstream in the workflow. I haven't seen retention of nomated variables and it is really penalizing when you want to go a little further, I use this feature already in a local approach and I would like to gather everything on octoparse.
    I keep going look to find workarounds to be able to run my scraping in the cloud by connecting permanently to a list of remote keywords that evolve according to our needs.


    Thanks again for your interest!

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  • Kara

    Hi fredben,

    If you know how to code, you can use our advanced API service(for professional users only) to achieve the goal, here is the doc for your reference: http://advancedapi.octoparse.com/help

    Best regards,

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  • fredben

    Kara Thank you,

    Yes, I'm a developer, I've seen the loopAction.TextList method. But my need is not as great as the professional plan, my local selenium/gecko routine will have to continue.

    Best Regards.

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