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Submitted: 12/18/2013


I'm evluating the Viua Web Ripper and need help in settings.

Need to import structured products data by the catalog list, can't figure out how to make correct settings.

Mostly' I have difficulties with getting additional image links and getting features strucured (split by relative column titles and correspondive values).

1) Take cataog items, excluding headlines, excuding top level (categories):

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???????? ? ???????? (no)

????????? (no)

??????? ?? ?????? (no)

2) Go through all the proucts inevery catalog item and colect data:

Prduct title, product id (like "???: cl273" under each catalog item in catalog list),

3) On every product, go to the page details and grab the following:

- main big image URL (big image opens by clicking on it)

- links to all additional images

- content:
??????????????  - i.e. features block, spit by items (hop, it canbe done)

???????? =   description block


Replied: 12/19/2013 12:09:34 AM
Yes, that's what I need, thank you!
Three more questions:
1. Product features: only first feature is exported, but as I see, there selected all the features in settings. Not a big deal, I can change an area to grab all the data and then split it in Excel, but maybe it's a bug?
2. Additional images links aren't loaded. Please, see an attachment.
3. Is there a way to move templates and content structure. For example: you created an additional New Template for login. That gives price values. Now I actually need to move have to manually repeat all the structure if I want collect data, am I right? 
And one question: did you use standard capturing technique, only user interface with no values changed or there're scripts and/or modified values, like XPath etc.?

P.S. Guys, your program is a miracle! A bit tricky for me, but it works like a charm. Now I'm ready to buy it.
I wish there's be published more examples and sample templates, so that users could study it by samples (I love that way). Maybe there's already such a thing, then please, tell, where to find it.

Replied: 12/18/2013 10:57:15 PM
See the attached new project. I've created an optional link template - 'New template 1' and sub-templates where you can make sign in , that's what you expect? then you need to place the user name / password in Capture window for the associated form field as I just created, please get a try.

Replied: 12/18/2013 8:59:11 PM
Please check the attached demo project.

You need to put the project file in the default projects folder, then running the project.

Replied: 12/18/2013 10:45:32 PM
Thank  you! I'll be studying the case.
Meanwhile, there's one more thing, that I can't cope with.
The login form at the top (please, see an attachment) can't be analyzed, it gives some error like and fields are not captured.
Please, advise workaround this problem.

Replied: 12/19/2013 3:06:23 AM
1. I'm not quite sure what do you mean by "only first feature is exported..". can you please give me one example to explain again?

2. See the attached new project, I've added a new page area template to iterate through all images, and I've applied to Content Transformation Regex script to get big image url.

3. Yes, you can move templates / content elements via Edit menu or right click on any of elements / templates. for your example, you don't need to move any template / element after logged in, you only need to select / create the visible price element. yes, VWR has used standard selection technique , you can change the selection xpath .

4. Please you read our online manual where has many plenty of example projects and references.