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FormField input is not read by website. Only manual input

Submitted: 6/21/2017

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,


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, 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.


Start URLs

Using an Input Data Source to Provide Start URLs