Comparison: Web Scraper Plus+ / Lite

Enterprise Scalability vs. Casual Extraction

 
Plus+
 
Lite
DataPage Editor
(Graphical, Wizard Driven Extraction Template)
X
 
X
1. Multiple Data Types in Single Extraction Template
(i.e., Free Text, Tabled Information, Multiple Tables)
X
 
X
2. Multiple Types of File Lists or Data Inputs
(i.e., Excel, Access, MySQL, SQL, etc.)
X
 
X
3. Multiple Extraction Datastores
(i.e., Excel, Access, MySQL, SQL, etc.)
X
 
X
4. Automatic Table Creation during Extraction
(Supported in Excel, MySQL, SQL)
X
 
X
5. SQL 2005 Express Instance
(Stores Meta-Data, Program Variables, and can store Extracted Data)
X
 
X
6. Comprehensive Meta-Data Logging
(For Auditing, Data Cleansing, and Data Joining)
X
 
X
7. Wizard driven DataSet Initialization String Creation
(The HTML for Extraction Area Start and Row Start)
X
 
X
8. Manual Editing of DataSet initialization String
(User Defined DataSet HTML)
X
 
X
9. Automatic Table Row Count Calculation
(Automatically Calculates Number of Tables Rows on each HTML Page)
X
 
X
10. Wizard driven Field Creation
(The HTML for Data Extraction Start and Column Start)
X
 
X
11. Manual Editing of Field Start and Stop HTML
(User Defined Start and Stop Tags)
X
 
X
12. Supports Optional Fields
(Accurate Extraction of data that appears in some rows, but not in others)
X
 
X
13. Built In Data Cleansing
(Remove HTML, Preserve Text Whitespace, Full URL from Relative, and more)
X
 
X
14. Test Extraction w/Step by Step Replay for Troubleshooting
(Expedites Troubleshooting)
X
 
X
15. One-Click Save to Datastore Option
(Extract while browsing in the DataPage Editor)
X
 
X
16. Basic Automation Wizard
(Simple Extraction Automation via File List from Excel, Access, MySQL and SQL)
X
 
X
17. Comprehensive Help File
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
Packages
(Graphical, Wizard Driven support for Web Crawler, Form Post, and Download Task Automation)
X
 
 
1. WinHTTP Stack
(Server quality HTTP platform that allows up to 10 page per second downloading)
X
 
 
2. Multi-Step Task Execution
(Simulate user tasks like Log-in, get Cookie or SessionID, Submit Searches)
X
 
 
3. Bandwidth Throttling
(Scale between 10 request/second to 1 request/hour to simulate real user)
X
 
 
4. Download Images and Files
(Edit File Path and File Naming Conventions)
X
 
 
5. Customize User Agent, Referrer URL, Relative URL, Cookies, and more.
X
 
 
6. Powerful SQL based File List Manipulation and Concatenation
X
 
 
7. Package Run Scheduling
(Run Normally or Silently from Windows Scheduler or other program interface)
X
 
 
8. Form Post Submissions
(Log-in, Submit Searches, Fill out and post WebForms)
X
 
 
9. Create URL File Lists
(Manually or using Excel, Access, MySQL, and SQL)
X
 
 
10. Advanced Web Crawler
(Control Depth, Number of pages, and parameters of Link to be crawled or ignored)
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
Web Form Explorer
X
 
 
1. View HTML Page Information
(Email Links, HyperLinks, Cookies, and HTML Headers)
X
 
 
2. View HTML page Frames
(Get to the specific HTML that contains your content)
X
 
 
3. Browser Log
(See Client and Web Server interaction)
X
 
 
4. Web Form Tool
(Explore, Analyze, and Test Form Submissions)
X