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Tip for Extracting data normally displayed via a FLASH object on website (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

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It is not possible for Design Studio (RoboMaker) to directly interface with a FLASH object embedded on a website. This is due to browser security considerations. This means that data which is contained/displayed within a FLASH object on a website will not render under Design Studio as it does under Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.

However, it may still be possible to create a robot that can "intercept" the data that is sent back from the remote server which would normally be displayed within the FLASH object. If this data can be intercepted by Design Studio, then it may also be possible to scrape or otherwise process that data.

The attached video tutorial shows an example of one such site where although the FLASH object and its data is not rendered under Design Studio, it is still possible to scrape the data.

Keywords: Kapow Web Data Server version 7.x, Kapow 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, Flash