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Scrapy csv file has uniform empty rows?

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Note: Originally reported on StackOverflow:

here is the spider:

import scrapy
from danmurphys.items import DanmurphysItem

class MySpider(scrapy.Spider):
    name = 'danmurphys'
    allowed_domains = ['']
    start_urls = ['']

    def parse(self, response):        
        urls = response.xpath('//h2/a/@href').extract()
        for url in urls:            
            request = scrapy.Request(url , callback=self.parse_page)      
            yield request

    def parse_page(self , response):
        item = DanmurphysItem()
        item['brand'] = response.xpath('//span[@itemprop="brand"]/text()').extract_first().strip()
        item['name'] = response.xpath('//span[@itemprop="name"]/text()').extract_first().strip()
        item['url'] = response.url     
        return item

and here is the items :

import scrapy
class DanmurphysItem(scrapy.Item):  
    brand = scrapy.Field()
    name = scrapy.Field()
    url = scrapy.Field()

when I run the spider with this command : scrapy crawl danmurphys -o output.csv the output is like this : p2aal

How can I avoid these uniform empty rows , (by the way when I save to json there are no empty values) .

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:8 (2 by maintainers)

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darshilparmarcommented, May 7, 2018

Scrapy : 1.5.0 lxml : libxml2 : 2.9.5 cssselect : 1.0.3 parsel : 1.4.0 w3lib : 1.19.0 Twisted : 17.5.0 Python : 3.6.4 |Anaconda custom (64-bit)| (default, Jan 16 2018, 10:22:32) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] pyOpenSSL : 17.5.0 (OpenSSL 1.0.2o 27 Mar 2018) cryptography : 2.1.4 Platform : Windows-10-10.0.16299-SP0

I have same issue

redapplecommented, Sep 14, 2016

@Ibrahim2311 , what version of scrapy are you using? (paste the output of scrapy version -v)

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