Example of Web Scraping- Automating Exporting of contacts from Lexis Nexis

Example of Web Scraping

Example of Web Scraping– Automating the Exporting of Data from Lexis Nexis

A few years back Lexis Nexis had access to Jigsaw (a sales list provider).  They had built in restrictions which allowed for exporting up to 1,000 contacts at a time.

Using AutoHotKey I was able to automate the exporting of contacts from Lexis Nexis into a great format.   All-told I exported over 4 million business contacts including their Name, job title, job function, email address, phone number, company name, company revenue, company NAIC code and SIC codes and much more!  It was quite a score and I was in love with Web Scraping  from then on!

Example of Web Scraping with AutoHotkey

Automating Exporting of Data

Automating an HTML Outlook email with AutoHotKey

Outlook email

HTML Outlook email

With AutoHotKey it is very easy to automate an HTML Outlook email!  In the script below I show how to populate some of the common parameters of the object and insert HTML to the body as well as passing in a variable with time.  You can easily tweak the settings to your needs.

 

Here is a video walking through the usage of the above script.

Creating an Outlook email with AutoHotKey

Automate LinkedIn email introductions / mesages

LinkedIn email introductionsWriting a “thank you” email in LinkedIn can be time consuming. I wrote a short script to automate the process of writing LinkedIn email introductions.

It can dynamically populate the: To, subject line and message body which will greatly increase the likelihood of someone opening and reading your email.  Suddenly you can speak to a ton more people and still look like a rockstar!

 

 

LinkedIn email introductions automated via web scraping with AutoHotkey

LinkedIn email automation

 

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Web Scraping with AutoHotKey 102-Setting values and clicking links

web scraping with AutoHotkey

This is the second video in this series.  Here we practice setting values on a page (kind of reverse of Web Scraping with AutoHotkey however I don’t believe anybody has coined a decent term yet) and clicking links.

Word of warning- some pages want you to fire an “event”.  Sometimes this is tricky.  Given this video is set to an introductory level I only touch a little on the subject.

Web Scraping with AutoHotKey 102-Setting values and clicking links

Webscraping with AHK 102-Setting values and clicking

 

The syntax for writing the writing the code can be found on my first post here.  There is also an AutoHotKey forum thread you might wish to review here.

Web scraping

 (web harvesting or web data extraction) is a computer software technique of extracting information from websites. Usually, such software programs

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