PlanoTse Handbook for Job Search Automation/Search Editor

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PlanoTse Handbook for Job Search Automation
Go Script & Startup Script Search Editor Introducing Automation Wizard
Chapter 3

Search Editor[edit]

Search Editor is a browser window. It is a visual aid for the development of a web search automation program. One use of this tool is to analyze the content of a webpage. The following procedures give you a demo.

Procedure 1 - Bring up the Search Editor[edit]

Do the following steps to bring up the Search Editor:

  1. Run the app PlanoTse.
  2. Select the menu command [View » Code & Run].
  3. Press the button [Search Editor].
  4. Wait. One moment please ...
  5. Wait until the Search Editor window is fully loaded. A sample Search Editor window is shown in the image at the bottom of this content.

Procedure 2 - Analyze the content of a webpage[edit]

The above steps should show you a sample webpage that uses many tags in HTML. Now do the following steps to analyze the HTML content of this sample.

  1. Select the menu command [Result » Parse HTML Tags] and bring up the HTML Parser, as shown in the image on the right.
  2. If the menu item is not enabled yet, wait until it is then select it again.
  3. Press the [Uncheck All] button.
  4. Press the [Parse] button.
  5. Wait for the countdown.

Procedure 3 - Search for a string in the content[edit]

Do the following steps to search for a string in the HTML text:

  1. On the HTML Parser window, press the [Find] button.
  2. Enter the string you want to find in the content.
  3. Press the F3 key on the keyboard to find another occurrence of the same string.
  4. If the text is found, it is highlighted and shown in the text box.
  5. Double-click in the highlighted text and see what happens on the Search Editor window.
  6. Double-click on a tree item on the Search Editor and see what happens in the text box on the HTML Parser.

Procedure 4 - Study the HTML content[edit]

Do the following steps to study the HTML content:

  1. Press the [Uncheck All] button on the HTML Parser.
  2. Check one of the boxes on the HTML Parser window.
  3. Press the [Parse] button.
  4. Wait for the countdown.
  5. Scroll the tree up and down to see how the content is different than before.
  6. Repeat this procedure, select another check box, then try again and see its affect in the HTML tree on the Search Editor window.

Planotse html parser.jpg



Planotse search editor.jpg



This page is part of The Shortest Route, which is the shortest sequence of pages that would as quickly as possible bring you to the point where you can start using PlanoTse effectively for either job search automation or any other application in the mining of global data from the World Wide Web.



PlanoTse Handbook for Job Search Automation
Go Script & Startup Script Search Editor Introducing Automation Wizard