Jørgen Walters, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / November 06, 2013
CSV (comma-separated values) is a file format used for storing database records as plain text, with values of each field separated with commas.
This set of applications allows you to extract text data from web pages (e.g. web databases of goods, or contact lists) and export that data into CSV files.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Visual Web Ripper allows you to explore and extract web pages' content. You can capture text, html, tags, files, links, images, and attributes. You can select the elements you’d like to capture and use templates to extract blocks of information of the same type. You can save the extracted data in many different formats: XML, SQL Server, MySQL, OleDb, CSV, and Excel XML.
Web Content Extractor is a powerful yet easy to use extraction software for web scraping, web harvesting and data extraction from the Internet. This program allows you to automate the data extraction process and save extracted data to whatever format you want.
Visual Web Spider is a great application that allows you to index and collect specific web pages on the Internet in just a few easy steps. This program can browse the Web in an automated manner, indexing pages that contain specific keywords and phrases and exporting the indexed data to a database on your local computer in whatever format you want.
screen-scraper is a tool for extracting data from websites. screen-scraper automates: - Copying text from a web page - Clicking links - Entering data into forms and submitting - Iterating through search result pages - Downloading files (PDF, MS Word, images, etc.) Technical: - Graphical interface--easy automation
WebHarvy is a program that can automatically scrape data (text, URLs, and images) from web pages and save the scraped content in different formats. It can automatically crawl and extract data from multiple pages. You can also capture data from the search results pages for a list of input keywords.
Online Data Extraction is a kind of information retrieval whose goal is to automatically extract company contact information (email, phone and fax numbers), URL and meta tag (title, description, keywords) from web data sources. You can easily create your own data (mailing list, seo optimization list etc.) easily with online data extractor and save or export data in different format like txt.
A1 Website Scraper is a powerful program that can scrape websites to extract data for use in webservices and similar. It also allows you to mix and mash scraped website data to create new and innovative mashup website services or data analysis tools. Furthermore, you may filter which URLs to scrape data from and generate CSV files ready to be imported anywhere, e.g. SQL databases.
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