How to get started with Sourcing

Magical is the fastest way to source data from websites and web-apps. Scan multiple webpages and transfer all the information you want in just one click. No more fussing with copying and pasting again and again into different documents or files.

Get to sourcing in less time than it takes to read this sentence.

Step 1: Add variables

Head over to the website or web-app where you want to source information from. In this example, we're interested in collecting information on puppies from AKC.org.

  • Open the Magical Panel on your sidebar
  • Click on "Add Variables". Note that if a website or web-app already has variables saved, you'll see "Edit Variables" and you can skip this section entirely, or edit the pre-made variables to capture any additional information you want.
  • Select the Elements on the website that you want to capture, and click Save!

Step 2: Create a mapping

Open up Google Sheets and keep the website open from Step 1

  • Type in // to invoke Magical
  • You'll see a Dropdown popup. Go ahead and select the data you want
  • Repeat until the workflow is complete

Awesome - you just created a mapping!

Step 3: MagicFill

Now the real fun begins

  • Open up as many tabs as you like from the website or web-app where you would like to source information from
  • Type // and select Fill all remaining
  • Watch the magic unfold!