Web Scraping Software

Sep 212017 Tagged with , 0 Responses

WebHarvy Review

WebHarvy is a intuitive easy-to-use visual web scraper using which you can automatically scrape text, images, URL’s and emails from websites and you can save the scraped data into various formats. WebHarvy works with all the websites. User can also use WebHarvy for extracting data from product listings, eCommerce websites, yellow pages, real estate listing, social networks, forums etc.

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Feb 272017 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Content Grabber V2 – With New Features

Content Grabber – a web scraping software developed by Sequentum is the most advanced web scraping software in the market and it just keeps getting better.

I am excited to highlight several enhancements to Content Grabber features in the Version 2: Chrome based Web browser, Edge Selections, Data Retention options, Change Tracking, Export to single database table, Export script templates, Export settings, File downloads, Screenshots, Retry errors, Simplified Action Configurations, Multiple command selections, Group commands, Improved XPath editor, New self-contained agents. These features better enable web scrapers to extract data from websites efficiently and effectively. Read More…

Oct 172016 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses

Octoparse Review – An Automated Web Scraping Tool

octoparse-web-scraperOctoparse is a powerful automated web scraping software with an easy-to-use point-and-click user interface, which enables users to apply different patterns to extract data from different websites with ease.

It provides different advanced functions like Smart Mode, Cloud Extraction, API Access that helps users to capture data from any static or dynamic websites without any programming knowledge. Various export formats are available such as CSV, Excel, HTML, TXT. It also enables users to export extracted data into databases like MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle. Read More…

Sep 192016 Tagged with , , , 1 Response

Custom Scripting in Content Grabber

Custom Scraping ScriptWhile Content Grabber is very easy to use web scraping software, you shouldn’t make the mistake to think it is not also very flexible and powerful. Part of this flexibility comes from providing developers with a sophisticated scripting capability for controlling a user’s web scraping agent and managing the data being extracted.

Content Grabber provides scripting in different ways to customize Content Grabber behavior based on your specific needs or to extend and enhance standard functionality. Content Grabber scripts are .NET functions written in C# or VB.NET, or regular expressions. Read More…

Jul 082016 Tagged with , , , 2 Responses

Xpath Generator – Free tool for making Xpath Expression

xpath generatorXPath is a query language for selecting nodes from HTML or XML document. XPath is used to navigate through elements and attributes in an HTML or XML document. Xpath is inevitable part of web scraping. To extract web element, one must know what is its XPath. Most of the web scrpaing software comes with inbuilt functionality to generate xpath expression easily and some browsers also support facility to inspect XPath but it lacks some advanced functionality. Keeping in mind these limitations, we have made a special tool for XPath Selection named “Xpath Generator”.

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Apr 292016 Tagged with , 2 Responses

Powerful Web Scraping Software – Content Grabber Review

web scraperThere are many web scraping software and cloud based web scraping services available in the market for extracting data from the websites. They vary widely in cost and features. In this article, I am going to introduce one such advanced web scraping tool “Content Grabber”, which is widely used and the best web scraping software in the market.

Content Grabber is used for web extraction, web scraping and web automation. It can extract content from complex websites and export it as structured data in a variety of formats like Excel Spreadsheets, XML, CSV and databases. Content Grabber can also extract data from highly dynamic websites. It can extract from AJAX-enabled websites, submit forms repeatedly to cover all possible input values, and manage website logins. Read More…

Feb 232016 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Self-Contained Agent – Amazing feature of Content Grabber

Most organizations depend on the web to collect data that is important to their decision making process. Automating data collection from websites can significantly help businesses reduce time, costs and manual errors.

Content Grabber logo and spiderContent Grabber – an advanced web scraping software application can help businesses automatically harvest data from the web. Content Grabber requires no programming. Content Grabber has a very unique feature – “self-contained agent” that provides a way for web scraping via agent assisted automation.

The self-contained agent feature is only available in the Professional & Premium version of Content Grabber. Read More…

Jul 302015 Tagged with , , 0 Responses

Web Scraping using Chrome Scraper Extension

chrome scraper extensionDo you want to get data from a web page or website to CSV or Excel Spreadsheet? The answer is web scraping. There are number of web scraping software and services available in the market like Visual Web Ripper, Mozenda, Kimono Labs, Outwit Hub, ScraperWiki and Automation Anywhere etc. for web data extraction. These all tools and services are paid and not easy to use for non-technical persons. Now I am going to discuss another method of doing web scraping that is easy to use and free.  There are various Google Chrome browser extensions available at Google Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps) using that we can do screen scraping/web scraping. Read More…

Jul 112015 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses

Run Code Template – New Feature Added to Fminer Web Scraping Tool

Fminer-Run-Code-Template-Scraping-ToolFminer is one of the powerful web scraping software, I already given brief of all the Fminer features in previous post. In this post I am going to introduce one of the interesting feature of fminer which is Run Code Template that is recently added to Fminer, this feature is similar to “Fminer Run Code” action but it’s different in a way you can use it. The Run Code Action you can use inside the data scraping flow and python code get executed when scraper start running. Read More…

Mar 222015 Tagged with , , , 1 Response

Python code to connect with MySQL and SQL Server database in Fminer

Fminer Run CodeFminer is powerful web scraping tool as well as best browser automation tool that support many features that web scraping software needs. Some of the Fminer’s key feature are Support of Multithreading, Captcha solving feature, set actions to deal with browser automation like Input text into text field, select option from drop down, choose radio button and check boxes, project scheduling and email feature, custom  Proxy support and many more. You can read detail on each feature of fminer on my previous post Fminer – Visual Web Scraping Software With Macro Recorder and Diagram Designer Read More…

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