Use the output of a Phantom as the input for another one.
Individual Phantoms bring valuable data when used separately. But chained together, the sky is the limit.
Say you want to search for interesting profiles on LinkedIn and ask each one of them to join your network. The two Phantoms you need to execute this strategy are LinkedIn Search Export and LinkedIn Network Booster.
So how do you link the output of the first Phantom to the second one so it can use it as its input?
Copy Phantoms 1's output URL
Go to your Phantom's Console page. After you make the first successful launch, you'll notice a new 'Chain Phantoms' section to the right below your 'Files.' Basically, these are links to the spreadsheets containing the data you scraped. Simply click on 'Copy link.'
Use Phantom 1's output as Phantom 2's input
Now let's go to the second Phantom you're interested in. Click on 'Edit':
Only this time, instead of inputting a spreadsheet's URL that you hosted on Google, you'll paste the result.csv URL you copied just seconds ago. Your Phantom's setup (Step 1) should look something like this:
Of course, you still need to input your cookie.
Once you save your settings, you're good to go - you have now successfully added one Phantom’s output as the input for another Phantom, which means it will process all of the data you've collected from the first Phantom. Congrats, they’re chained!
And even better, as this first Phantom continues to collect new data and update the CSV in question, the second Phantom will have access to it all dynamically. You can take a look at our article on setting up repeated launches to make the most of this feature.
Well done. Have fun chaining Phantoms!