Get menus names from dropdown

Describe the problem. I am scraping menu data from a menu provider. The different menus i.e. Pub Menu / Dinner Menu / Desserts are in a dropdown. As this dropdown menu just controls what items are shown on the page I am able to scrape all the menu items (i.e. from Pub Menu, Dinner Menu & Desserts) without using this dropdown selector however my data doesn't show which menu it came from - so I don't know if a menu item is from the Pub Menu or the Dinner Menu.

Url: http://places.singleplatform.com/quinns-3/menu

Sitemap:
{"_id":"singleplatformmenu","startUrl":["http://places.singleplatform.com/simply-soulful-0/menu"],"selectors":[{"id":"Restaurant Name","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["_root"],"selector":"div.location-title-row","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Entire Menu","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["_root"],"selector":"div.menus","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Entire Menu"],"selector":"div.menu","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Group","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Menu Section"],"selector":"div.item","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Name","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.item-title-row","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Price","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"span.price","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Description","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.description","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Allergens","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.allergens-group","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Add Ons Group","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.addon","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Add On Description","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Add Ons Group"],"selector":"li.text","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Add On Price","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Add Ons Group"],"selector":".price li","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Footer","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Entire Menu"],"selector":"div.footnote","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Section","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Menu"],"selector":"div.section","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu Section Name","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Section"],"selector":"div.title","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Section Description","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Section"],"selector":".items > div.description","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0}]}

This info seems to be updated to the right of the dropdown after every selection. So you could create a text selector to scrape it:

@leemeng I tried this as a Text Selector under the Entire Menu parent selector.

It just gives me the Pub Menu as a text output - battling to get the other menu names and link with the actual menu items.

I think it might be because the page actually has all the menus on one page and the drop down selector just affects the UI.

I ran a quick test of your scraper and realized it does not click on all the dropdowns. I added a clicker for those, restructured your map, and added a couple more text scrapers. Pls modify as needed:

{"_id":"singleplatformmenu_v2","startUrl":["http://places.singleplatform.com/quinns-3/menu"],"selectors":[{"id":"Restaurant Name","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["_root"],"selector":"div.location-title-row","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Entire Menu","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["_root"],"selector":"div.menus","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["click_drop_down_menus"],"selector":"div.menu","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Group","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Menu Section"],"selector":"div.item","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Which_menu","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["click_drop_down_menus"],"selector":"h2","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"time_slot","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["click_drop_down_menus"],"selector":".header div.description","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Name","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.item-title-row","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Price","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"span.price","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Description","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.description","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Item Allergens","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.allergens-group","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Add Ons Group","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Menu Item Group"],"selector":"div.addon","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Add On Description","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Add Ons Group"],"selector":"li.text","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Add On Price","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Add Ons Group"],"selector":".price li","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Footer","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["click_drop_down_menus"],"selector":"div.footnote","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Section","type":"SelectorElement","parentSelectors":["Menu"],"selector":"div.section","multiple":true,"delay":0},{"id":"Menu Section Name","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Section"],"selector":"div.title","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"Menu Section Description","type":"SelectorText","parentSelectors":["Menu Section"],"selector":".items > div.description","multiple":false,"regex":"","delay":0},{"id":"click_drop_down_menus","type":"SelectorElementClick","parentSelectors":["Entire Menu"],"selector":"_parent_","multiple":true,"delay":"3000","clickElementSelector":"div.nav-row > div > div:nth-child(n+1)","clickType":"clickOnce","discardInitialElements":"do-not-discard","clickElementUniquenessType":"uniqueHTMLText"}]}