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Manual XPath

XPaths are powerful expressions used to navigate and select elements within an HTML document, allowing precise identification of specific elements or groups of elements. In this section, we highlight the space where users can input custom XPaths to manually target elements for various purposes.

The manual XPath option overrides the selection that the extractor automatically generated with elements of the webpage you specify manually. When the data you want to extract from a page is hiding from view in a dropdown list or undisplayed tab, not fully visible on the webpage, or otherwise not selectable in the editor, use manual XPaths to identify the data in the HTML code.

If you are not familiar with XPath, then you will first want to start with an introduction to HTML followed by an introduction to XPath.