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Bricks for Interacting with the DOM
Many automations involve interacting with elements on the page, such as filling out a form or clicking on a field. You'll use these common bricks to interact with elements on a page.
Now that we've collected data in a few different ways (scraping the page to get text in a box and transforming a URL into a shortened link) let's do something with it. In many cases, you're going to want to turn that text into data you can add to a page, such as setting content for a tweet or LinkedIn message, filling out a form in Salesforce, or performing a search query on a site.
Here’s another action you’ll find useful as you build your PixieBrix mods! If you're not a developer, the words "DOM" might not mean anything to you, but in plain English, the Simulate DOM Event brick allows PixieBrix to interact with items on a page and trigger actions, like clicking elements on a page.
It can be useful for submitting forms or posting content, like tweets or LinkedIn posts, but it’s also a great way to navigate between pages that don’t have clear links between them.