Scraping data from web pages and PDF documents is easy with GrabzIt's Online Web Scraper Tool, just follow these three simple steps.
Define what sites or sections of sites you want to scrape data from and schedule when you want to do it.
Define what data should be scraped and in what structure it should be saved.
Define how the data should be packaged and how the final result should be transmitted to you.
Although if you need to carry out a common task then check out our pre-prepared templates, we might have already written the scrape, or most of it, for you! If you are still unsure about how to create a scrape you can let us do it for you!
The Web Scraper can scrape data from any part of a web page whether it is the content of a HTML element such as a div or span, a HTML element attribute, any web page meta data or text stored in a image, XML, JSON or PDF document.
Versatility, is one of the aims of our web scraper and it has been designed not just to scrape content from web pages, but also PDF documents and even text contained within images.
Interactivity is also a key part of the web scraper, as such it allows you to click on links and buttons submit forms, type text and much more, allowing a scrape to perform the same actions as a human user. Once you have selected an element some web scrapers insist you create complicated regular expressions to scrape the exact piece of data you are interested in. Instead we enable you to use patterns we then create the regular expression in the background to scrape the data for you.
Your data is accessible in real-time and can be output in several different formats so that you can integrate it into your application as easily as possible. These formats include Excel, XML, CSV, JSON, HTML and SQL for either MySQL or SQL Server. But how do you interact with this data? You can either have it sent to you or a location of your choice, or you can use the Callback URL option, which allows you to use our API and automate the entire scrape process. Especially as you can configure a scrape to run on a regular schedule meaning you will always have the latest information!
The web scraper comes with an excellent online wizard to automatically create instructions that identifies what content to scrape. Meaning you shouldn't have to write any code, or very little! But we don't want to stop there and are always trying to improve our Web Scraper make it the simplest on the web.
Many websites store similar content across many pages, so to get all of the data you want GrabzIt's Web Scraper can follow links on a website and search for content that matches your scrape instructions anywhere on the site. Alternatively you can specify the exact web pages you want to scrape or just specify a sub section of the site. We even provide a free monthly scrape page limit, so you can try it now risk free!