Learning by doing is the best way to go for some of us, so here is a quick tutorial that teach you the basics of Dashblock 👇
Step by step description :
1. Open URL
Drop an Open URL block, fill
producthunt.com and apply it.
💡 Pro Tip : You can hit
Enter on Mac or
Enter on Windows/Linux as a shortcut to Apply your Action.
2. Create a parameter
keyword parameter in your automation (the blue block in the playground) to be able customizing your search each time you run it.
3. Fill form
keyword parameter as a value and select the website search-bar.
💡 Pro Tip : Fill form blocks will empty the field content and submit the form by default. Change the values of those options to false to deactivate those.
4. Run your Automation
Click on your automation and run it.
Give a value to your parameter so we can fill it in the search-bar.
5. Collect the data
Once your automation ran, add a
Collect data block, configure it and Apply it.
In the video, we gather 3 properties from the results :
product : the name of the returned products ;
productLink : the link of the respective launch for each returned product (don't forget to select the LINK type instead of CONTENT for this one) ;
upvotes : the upvotes gathered.
6. Specify the output
In your automation, specify the output by selecting the data generated by the
Collect data block.
Congrats, you built your first automation 🎉