Automating Downloading Files from the Web and Uploading Them to AWS S3

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In this article, we will go through a case study of automating downloading a file from a website, customizing its values, and finally uploading it to AWS S3. Follow along to understand how it works and how to implement it on your own.

Logging into your target web

This section provides you with a guide on how to teach your robot to log in to the target web.

As a human, you will perform the following steps:

Open the browser

Click to close the pop-up banner

Type your ID in the ID section

Type your Password in the Password section

Click the submit button

In case your system remembers the section where you last logged in, you can add the step to click “Log out” before logging in again.

You will teach the robot exactly what you do by adding these six steps.

Then, you can check the results.

Then, you can check the results.
The result
The result
The result

As you can see, the robot successfully logged into the system.

Grabbing your desired file

Now, after successfully logging into the system, you need to teach the robot what to do next to download the file.

In this case, you’ll:

  1. Click the select box.
  2. Choose the value from the select box.
  3. Finally, click the ‘Download’ button to get your desired file.
Grabbing your desired file

Simply add these steps to your robots. It’s easy, isn’t it?

The file will be saved

The file will be saved in the RPA CLOUD folder.

Adding headers to the file

Since the file is downloaded as a zip file, the next step is to decompress it to obtain your target file.

During this process, you can make use of the ‘Decompress file’ function and select your preferred language font.

Adding headers to the file

Furthermore, you have the option to utilize the ‘Append values’ function to add any additional data, such as headers.

Append values

RPA CLOUD provides an extensive array of functions, granting you the freedom to tailor your additional data as needed.

data as needed

Uploading to AWS S3

Now that you have your customized file, you can effortlessly upload it to AWS S3 after establishing a connection, a feature provided by RPA CLOUD.

  1. Create AWS S3 connection.
  2. Add the “Upload S3 file” ‘step in your robot
Uploading to AWS S3

I'm Neo, an RPA expert with over 10 years of experience. I have successfully implemented many complex RPA projects for large global enterprises, with extensive knowledge of leading technologies such as RPA CLOUD. My mission is to optimize performance and enhance automation in enterprise environments, delivering the most value to customers and helping them adapt and thrive in an increasingly competitive business world.