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FormField input is not read by website. Only manual input

Submitted: 6/21/2017
Hi,

I set up what looks like a perfectly good FormField to type in a trade name such as Plumbers and also a city name such as Los Angeles.

However, the Form Field does not do anything at all. The website does not recognize the input. However, if I switch to web browser mode then it recognizes it.

I don't understand what is wrong. Why can I type it in manually but not using the FormField command from Visual Web Ripper?

Thank you,

Alex
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Replied: 6/22/2017 5:32:06 AM

Hi Alex,

I suggest using a link instead of search as the input field required to activate some javascript before you can successfully enter the text. Your search has this link equivalent, https://www.bbb.org/en/us/search?inputText=plumbers&locationText=Los angeles&locationLatLng=&page=1

You can use a CSV input file or input parameters to change the search text and location you want and use that as your Start URLs.

FYI:

Start URLs

Using an Input Data Source to Provide Start URLs