The core scraping functionality of scrape-it.

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import scrapeItCore from '';



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The core scraping functionality of scrape-it.

:cloud: Installation

# Using npm
npm install --save scrape-it-core

# Using yarn
yarn add scrape-it-core

:clipboard: Example

const scrapeIt = require("scrape-it-core")

// Promise interface
const data = scrapeIt(`
    <h1 class='heading'>Hello World</h1>
    <img src="test.jpg" />
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...</p>
`, {
    title: ".heading"
  , desc: "p"
  , avatar: {
        selector: "img"
      , attr: "src"
  , items: {
        listItem: "ul > li"
      , data: {
            content: {
                how: "text"

// { title: 'Hello World',
//   desc: 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...',
//   avatar: 'test.jpg',
//   items:
//    [ { content: '1' },
//      { content: '2' },
//      { content: '3' },
//      { content: '4' },
//      { content: '5' },
//      { content: '6' } ] }

:question: Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.
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:memo: Documentation

scrapeItCore($, opts)

The core scraping functionality of scrape-it.

Scrapes the data in the provided element.

For the format of the selector, please refer to the Selectors section of the Cheerio library


  • Cheerio|String $: The input element or the HTML as a string.

  • Object opts: An object containing the scraping information. If you want to scrape a list, you have to use the listItem selector:

    • listItem (String): The list item selector.
    • data (Object): The fields to include in the list objects:
      • <fieldName> (Object|String): The selector or an object containing:
        • selector (String): The selector.
        • convert (Function): An optional function to change the value.
        • how (Function|String): A function or function name to access the value.
        • attr (String): If provided, the value will be taken based on the attribute name.
        • trim (Boolean): If false, the value will not be trimmed (default: true).
        • closest (String): If provided, returns the first ancestor of the given element.
        • eq (Number): If provided, it will select the nth element.
        • texteq (Number): If provided, it will select the nth direct text child. Deep text child selection is not possible yet. Overwrites the how key.
        • listItem (Object): An object, keeping the recursive schema of the listItem object. This can be used to create nested lists.


       articles: {
           listItem: ".article"
         , data: {
               createdAt: {
                   selector: ".date"
                 , convert: x => new Date(x)
             , title: "a.article-title"
             , tags: {
                   listItem: ".tags > span"
             , content: {
                   selector: ".article-content"
                 , how: "html"
             , traverseOtherNode: {
                   selector: ".upperNode"
                 , closest: "div"
                 , convert: x => x.length

    If you want to collect specific data from the page, just use the same schema used for the data field.


         title: ".header h1"
       , desc: ".header h2"
       , avatar: {
             selector: ".header img"
           , attr: "src"


  • Object The scraped data.

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