Action Commands


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Action Commands

An Action command executes an action in the web browser, such as opening a new web page. Most action commands are also container commands, and normally contain the commands that should execute after the web browser action. If, for example, an action command opens a page in a new web browser, the sub-commands will execute in the context of that new web page.


Action Command Tabs


These are the Action commands available in Content Grabber:


Navigate Link

Navigate URL

Navigate Pagination

Set Form Field


Below we summarize each of the configuration tabs for Action commands, and provide links to each of the subtopics.


Configuration of an Action Command

Explore the options and properties that you can configure for a command by taking these simple steps:


1.Clicking once on a web element in the browser panel.

2.Locate the New Command drop-down in the Configure Agent Command.

3.Choose a command from the drop-down.

4.Explore the tabs: Common, Action, Data and Properties.

5.In the Common tab, uncheck the Use default input box to reveal more options.

6.In the Action tab, uncheck the Discover Action box to reveal more options.


In many web-scraping scenarios, the default functionality will be quite sufficient. Should you find the need for more flexibility and control, you can learn how to configure all aspects and properties in the Action Configuration section.