VBA - scraping websites videos | Excel VBA Part 57.3 - Using Different Web Browsers in Selenium

Posted by Andrew Gould on 18 January 2021


This video shows you how to install the web drivers for the Microsoft Edge and Opera web browsers for use with Selenium in VBA. You'll learn how to copy the web drivers to your Selenium installation folder and how to switch between Chrome, Edge and Opera in your VBA code. You'll also find out why the Firefox browser is no longer supported.

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Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.

 

When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.

 

Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.

 

The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!

 

Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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20 Jan 22 at 21:56

Is there a Wise Owl tutorial describing how to use Excel VBA and Selenium driver to scrape data from a website that has the 'next' and 'previous' links to go through all results of a search and then add each page to a sheet (Example: https://dcca.secure.force.com/ActiveConsultantContractor)?

Thank you for all your efforts :-)

 

 

21 Jan 22 at 08:50

Hi! We don't have anything specific to that page but at a glance it doesn't appear to complicated - the page is well structured and both the table and the Next button have ID attributes. The Class attribute of the Next button changes when you're on the last page. The basic approach would be:

Go to start page

Begin looping

        Get a reference to the table

        Write the table to an Excel sheet

        Get a reference to the Next button

        If the Class of the button indicates that you're on the last page, exit the loop, otherwise Click the button

Repeat the loop

I hope that points you in the right direction!