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jmillsjmills
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Web Scraping - CSS Selectors and Attributes

Hello,

 

I am hoping one of you kind forum folk can help me. I can't say I know too much about coding, but I feel like I am close! Essentially, I would like "Column1" to return the numeric value of the "data-event-id" attribute - so the first row should be 2710602.

 

At the moment my code says {"Column1", ".event", each[Attributes][href]} for populating that first column... But when I switch it to {"Column1", ".event", each[Attributes][data-event-id]} it returns an error that it cannot even define.

 

Am deliberately using the new Power BI desktop feature which can handle non-HTML tables and convert them. I know the rest of the script works: in other columns, I can already pull back text strings like 12.00PM, Jahn Regensburg and Darmstadt 98 in the above code with the respective CSS selectors: .time, .team1 and .team2.

 

As I say, just need to find a means of pulling back the ID string held within the "data-event-id" attribute, but I can't quite get there. Was also trying to use this tutorial (hence originally having [href] in the above).

 

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Hi @jmillsjmills ,

 

use this.

{"Column1", ".event", each [Attributes][#"data-event-id"]}

 

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Hi @jmillsjmills ,

 

You can also refer to this:https://ssbipolar.com/2018/10/27/web-scraping-with-html-table-in-power-query/ 

 

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Liang
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Hi @jmillsjmills ,

 

use this.

{"Column1", ".event", each [Attributes][#"data-event-id"]}

 

Did I answer your question?
Please mark my post as solution, this will also help others.
Please give Kudos for support.

Marcus Wegener works as Full Stack Power BI Engineer at BI or DIE.
His mission is clear: "Get the most out of data, with Power BI."
twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube - website - podcast


That is fantastic - thank you so much!

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