Notify when a new word appears without refreshing webpage -

I have a chrome tab with a website that contains a table that changes dinamically without refreshing the page. I want to detect a specified word, checking every 5 seconds, without refreshing the page.

More specifically, I’m trying to detect a player’s name here, without refreshing the page every 5 seconds.

Is it possible? How should I configure Distill?

Thanks in advance.

Welcome to the community forum @smaikel10!

You should be able to monitor an auto updating page using “Live” schedule. For live monitors, Distill will keep a pinned tab open and observe it for changes. As soon a change is observed within the selected parts of the page, it is recorded as a change.

You can use the following steps:

  1. Select all of the tables in the page. If you are only interested in the names, following CSS selector can be used to select all of them in one shot: .c-events__name
  2. Save the selection in the visual selector
  3. Options page should open. Change schedule to “Live”. By default it is set to Interval.
  4. If needed, add a condition: text has <key phrase>
  5. Save

Try it out and let me know if you need any help.


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