Browserflow Tutorial

See what you can do with Browserflow by building your first flow

What we're building

In this tutorial, we will learn how to extract data from any website using Browserflow. The goal of this tutorial is to help you understand the basics of building a flow so you can automate anything you want.

Step 1

Launch Browserflow by clicking the extension icon or pressing the keyboard shortcut:

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J

Step 2

Resize your browser so you can see your flow as you build it.

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Click "Create Flow" to create a new flow.

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Click on "Untitled flow", type "Tutorial", and press Enter to name the flow.

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Click "Add Command" and then click "Start Recording" to start recording.

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Click "Select List" in the recording menu on the top right

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Select the rows of animals and name your list "Animals".

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Let's get the name of each animal.

  • Select the animal names in the first column
  • Click "Get Element Text"
  • Enter the name "Animal"

If you clicked away and don't see the blue highlight on hover, click on "Select Element" in the recording menu.

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Now let's get the URL that each animal links to.

  • Select the animal names again (make sure to select the link and not the whole table cell)
  • Click "Get Link URL"
  • Enter the name "Link"
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Finally, we'll get the number of animals killed each year. 😢

  • Select the number killed in the second column
  • Click "Get Element Text"
  • Enter the name "Number Killed"
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Press Escape to stop selecting elements and click "Stop Recording" to end your recording.

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Step 12

Connect your Google account and create a spreadsheet to write to.

  • Expand the "Add Spreadsheet Row" command and click "Connect sheet"
  • Click "Add account" and connect your Google account
  • Click "Create new spreadsheet" and save the connected sheet
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Click "Run" in the editor to run your flow.

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Open the Output tab at the bottom of the editor and click "Open" to view the Google Sheet.

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Success!

Congratulations, you did it! You built your first flow and now know how to scrape any website.

From here, you can learn how to automate anything you want by joining the Browserflow community, playing with the examples in the gallery, and completing the next tutorial. Have fun!

Land Animals Killed for Meat (2013)

AnimalNumber Killed
Chickens61,171,973,510
Ducks2,887,594,480
Pigs1,451,856,889
Rabbits1,171,578,000
Geese687,147,000
Turkeys618,086,890
Sheep536,742,256
Goats438,320,370
Cattle298,799,160
Rodents70,371,000
Pigeons and other birds59,656,000
Buffalo25,798,819
Horses4,863,367
Donkeys and mules3,478,300
Camels and other camelids3,298,266