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Posted by Andrew Gould on 17 November 2016
PLEASE NOTE - The design of the website used in this video has changed since the video was recorded. This means that the code shown in the video no longer works. The downloadable file contains both the original version of the code and a version which works with the current version of the website. What's better than scraping one web page? Scraping lots of them with the same procedure, of couse! This video explains how to loop over multiple pages using Microsoft's HTML and XML object libraries. You'll learn about HTML tags and classes, the Document Object Model and how to loop over elements on a page.
This video has the following accompanying files:
|OBSOLETE VERSION - Scraping Multiple Web Pages.xlsm||Excel workbook with macros|
|REVISED 2018-08-21 -Scraping Multiple Web Pages.xlsm||Excel workbook with macros|
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|When:||31 Mar 21 at 12:55|
I wanted to get each pic url but the code is not executing. After a lot of research i coudn't find the reason. Can you please let me know where i am going wrong?
Const WolVidURL As String = "https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/mi/baroda/agents/"
Dim XMLReq As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP60
Dim HTMLDoc As New MSHTML.HTMLDocument
Dim VidCats As MSHTML.IHTMLElementCollection
Dim VidCat As MSHTML.IHTMLElement
Dim VidCatList As MSHTML.IHTMLElement
Dim i As Integer
XMLReq.Open "GET", WolVidURL, False
If XMLReq.Status <> 200 Then
MsgBox "Problem" & vbNewLine & XMLReq.Status & " - " & XMLReq.StatusText
HTMLDoc.body.innerHTML = XMLReq.responseText
Set VidCatList = HTMLDoc.getElementsByClassName("split-4 agent-team-results")(0)
Set VidCats = VidCatList.getElementsByTagName("a")
i = 2
For Each VidCat In VidCats
If VidCat.className = "image-wrap" Then
Cells(i, 2) = VidCat.getAttribute("href")
i = i + 1
|When:||12 Dec 17 at 16:30|
This is a very interesting and helpful video. Thank you for making this information available to us.
I have one problem at the outset. I downloaded your associated file, but, when I try to run the GetVideoPage macro, I get a runtime error. The code is 8007005, "access denied." The file is not altered in any way. This error appears at the line that reads "XMLReq.send". I have tried the same macro using a different workbook and a different URL with the same result.
I am using Excel 2016 and running it on W10 Pro 64bit.
What, if anything, am I doing wrong?
|When:||14 Dec 17 at 08:45|
Hi, I'm almost certain that this is due to us upgrading the website to use https since the video was recorded. If you alter the code so that the URL begins with https instead of just http I believe it will work. I hope that helps!
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