Lesson 2: Getting to know Octoparse

Friday, November 29, 2019

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In this tutorial, we’ll introduce the user interface of Octoparse Version 7.X. By the end of this reading, you should know exactly where to start a new task, where to check your data when the extraction is done and most importantly where to get help when you need it. It is a preliminary and essential step for anyone to get familiar with the Octoparse UI in order to prepare for successful scraping experience ahead. Let’s take a quick tour of Octoparse V7.0!

The Octoparse user interface has two main parts to it: the sidebar navigation and the main screen. Clicking on any items from the sidebar navigation menu will take you to a new tab on the main screen.

Dashboard is the main console where you’ll manage all your tasks, such as starting, stopping tasks or setting schedules for any tasks. You’ll also see the progress of any running tasks and can easily access the extracted data here.

Tips!1. Click on  to rename the task easily.2. Batch start/delete/export tasks using batch task management located at the bottom.

Tools provides extra help with XPath generation, regular expression, export to database and data API.

Tutorials includesanabundance of learnings associated with all features in Octoparse, as well as many step-by-step tutorials to scrape high-profile websites.

Data Service takes care of your data scraping requests if you are looking for additional help such as task configuration service or data delivery service.

Contact support for any questions regarding getting data with Octoparse or any other data scraping inquiries.

Tips!1. To find out what your account status and the expiration date is, just hover over your account username. 2. Right below the account username, we have two handy icons: click to start a new task or click to modify account settings.3. Click on  to collapse the side menu.4. You can always set Workflow Mode to be the default mode at startup of a new task by accessing account setting.


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