Working with HTML Tables

This robot demonstrates how to work with HTML tables using Beautiful Soup and RPA Framework.


This robot demonstrates how to work with HTML tables.

The example HTML table

We use the table at as an example:

The HTML parser library: Beautiful Soup

The robot uses the beautifulsoup4 and robocorp dependencies in the conda.yaml configuration file.

Beautiful Soup is a Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files. It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.

We use a python dataclass to store the table data, for more complex examples use Pandas.

The HTML table custom parser library

HTML tables come in many shapes and forms. This example uses a well-formatted and straightforward table. More complex tables might require more effort to parse. Still, the idea is the same: Read and parse the HTML. Return a generic data structure that is easy to work with.

The get_html_table function returns the example HTML table markup from

The read_table_from_html is provided by the library. It parses and returns the given HTML table as a Table structure.

Technical information

Last updated

3 January 2024


Apache License 2.0