Grouped selector

Grouped selector can group text data from multiple elements into one record. The extracted data will be stored as JSON.

Configuration options

  • selector - CSS selector for the elements whose text will be extracted and stored in JSON format.
  • attribute name - optionally this selector can extract an attribute of the selected element. If specified the extractor will also add this attribute to the resulting JSON.

Use cases

Extract article references

For example you are extracting a news article that might have multiple reference links. If you are selecting these links with link selector with multiple checked you would get duplicate articles in the result set where each record would contain one reference link. Using grouped selector you could serialize all these reference links into one record. To do that select all reference links and set attribute name to href to also extract links to these sites.

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