Myself and the rest of DS15 included were tasked with web scraping ASOS’s New-In Clothing for both men and women.

Most of the day was spent in Alteryx, in particular the time was spent on inspecting the page source, regex’ing and making an iterative macro so that all new-in pages could be built into one dataset for use in Tableau.

I made two macros (men and women) and then union’d them together. Below is one of the workflows made.

The main tool is the Regex tool!

With minutes to spare I threw my data into Tableau to produce the following dashboard to show a quick snapshot of the products new-in on ASOS.

Day 1 done!