Which Ignition module to use for scraping data from a website?

I want to scrap some data from Yahoo Finance.

scrap (scrapping)

  • discard or remove from service

scrape (scraping)

  • drag or pull a hard or sharp implement across (a surface or object) so as to remove dirt or other matter.

I think you mean scrape / scraping.

If there’s an actual API designed for programmatic consumption, use system.net.httpClient.

If you mean true scraping, then you’re going to have an easier time implementing in your language of choice and simply calling in to that scraping process from Ignition.

I am actually very new to this, was just going through the modules available and was wondering which module i need to install to fetch some data from a website.

system.net.httpClient() is part of the platform.

A clarification many non-“advanced” people don’t realize here, you don’t technically need any modules to do most general scripting. You can do this with just a core license

Now, if you want to scrape and visualize, we’re talking a different story here