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BeautifulSoup Scraper

BeautifulSoup Scraper

apify/beautifulsoup-scraper
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Crawls websites using raw HTTP requests. It parses the HTML with the BeautifulSoup library and extracts data from the pages using Python code. Supports both recursive crawling and lists of URLs. This Actor is a Python alternative to Cheerio Scraper.

The code examples below show how to run the Actor and get its results. To run the code, you need to have an Apify account. Replace <YOUR_API_TOKEN> in the code with your API token, which you can find under Settings > Integrations in Apify Console. Learn mode

Node.js

Python

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1# Set API token
2API_TOKEN=<YOUR_API_TOKEN>
3
4# Prepare Actor input
5cat > input.json <<'EOF'
6{
7  "startUrls": [
8    {
9      "url": "https://crawlee.dev"
10    }
11  ],
12  "maxCrawlingDepth": 1,
13  "requestTimeout": 10,
14  "linkSelector": "a[href]",
15  "linkPatterns": [
16    ".*crawlee\\.dev.*"
17  ],
18  "pageFunction": "from typing import Any\n\n# See the context section in readme to find out what fields you can access \n# https://apify.com/vdusek/beautifulsoup-scraper#context    \ndef page_function(context: Context) -> Any:\n    url = context.request['url']\n    title = context.soup.title.string if context.soup.title else None\n    return {'url': url, 'title': title}\n",
19  "soupFeatures": "html.parser",
20  "proxyConfiguration": {
21    "useApifyProxy": true
22  }
23}
24EOF
25
26# Run the Actor using an HTTP API
27# See the full API reference at https://docs.apify.com/api/v2
28curl "https://api.apify.com/v2/acts/apify~beautifulsoup-scraper/runs?token=$API_TOKEN" \
29  -X POST \
30  -d @input.json \
31  -H 'Content-Type: application/json'
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Actor metrics
  • 31 monthly users
  • 88.1% runs succeeded
  • 7.8 days response time
  • Created in Jul 2023
  • Modified 5 months ago