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Will iMacros work on localhost?

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:24 pm
by TheLongOne
Trying to use iMacros right now, it works great with any online website and such but not with the following:

I'm using TabulaPDF right now to extract data from PDFs. TabulaPDF opens a web browsing session on the local host machine at "127.0.0.1". The macro recorder does not record anything when I am navigating through TabulaPDF through the browser.

Any idea why? Anyone run into this problem before?

Re: Will iMacros work on localhost?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:35 pm
by IrishMacro
I think your problem is rather that Imacros cannot read PDF
In general imacros looks at the page source form information but a PDF doesn't have page source

Re: Will iMacros work on localhost?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:46 pm
by TheLongOne
IrishMacro wrote:I think your problem is rather that Imacros cannot read PDF
In general imacros looks at the page source form information but a PDF doesn't have page source
I believe you are mistaking TabulaPDF as a PDF file. TabulaPDF is the name of the application that opens the browsing session, it is not a PDF itself. I'll attach a screenshot. I simply want to automate the navigation of this application (which opens up in a browser on local host "127.0.0.1").
tabula1.png

Re: Will iMacros work on localhost?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:47 pm
by chivracq
TheLongOne wrote:Trying to use iMacros right now, it works great with any online website and such but not with the following:

I'm using TabulaPDF right now to extract data from PDFs. TabulaPDF opens a web browsing session on the local host machine at "127.0.0.1". The macro recorder does not record anything when I am navigating through TabulaPDF through the browser.

Any idea why? Anyone run into this problem before?
CIM...! :mrgreen:
TheLongOne wrote:
IrishMacro wrote:I think your problem is rather that Imacros cannot read PDF
In general imacros looks at the page source form information but a PDF doesn't have page source
I believe you are mistaking TabulaPDF as a PDF file. TabulaPDF is the name of the application that opens the browsing session, it is not a PDF itself. I'll attach a screenshot. I simply want to automate the navigation of this application (which opens up in a browser on local host "127.0.0.1").
tabula1.png
Yep, same first Reaction like IrishMacro but I didn't bother to react because of "CIM", read my Sig...

I installed this TabulaPDF (interesting) Tool and iMacros works directly perfectly with it for me, from some first quick Testing... 8)