DataToolbar Release History

Version 3.1.6382, Released 2017-07-09

New features and fixes

  • Chrome 60 support.
  • Updated drivers for Chrome and Firefox.

Version 3.1.6281, Released 2017-03-30

New features and fixes

  • Chrome 57 support.
  • Updated drivers for Chrome and Firefox.

Version 3.1.6227, Released 2017-01-19

New features and fixes

  • Limiting the number of pages to process.
  • Random delays between page processing.

Version 3.1.6214, Released 2017-01-05

New features and fixes

  • Chrome version uses a web extension to interact with the browser. That impoves data collection from secure HTTPS pages. It also provieds an alternative way to open the DataTool dropdown menu.
  • Support of responsive images defined using scrset attribute.
  • Fixed bug that prevented saving of the original image source (web image location).

Version 3.1.6177, Released 2016-11-28

New features and fixes

  • Chrome and Firefox drivers are updated automatically to keep the application in sync with browsers upgrades

Version 3.1.6135, Released 2016-10-18

New features and fixes

  • Support for the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox

Version 3.1.6051, Released 2016-08-08

New features and fixes

  • Support for the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox

Version 3.1.5882, Released 2016-02-08

New features and fixes

  • Support for the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox

Version 3.1.5741, Released 2015-09-10

New features and fixes

  • Support for the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox

Version 3.1.5680, Released 2015-07-21

New features and fixes

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.1.5640, Released 2015-06-11

New features and fixes

  • Optional "silent" data scraping using a headless WebKit browser. For a password protected site the project must include a login template. The "silent" mode allows the scraper to run in background without stealing focus from other applications.
  • Loading dynamic images generated by generic handlers.
  • Better performance due to improved frames handling.
  • Chrome 42-45 support.
  • Firefox 33-38 support. Fixed Firefox performance degradation.
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.0.5513, Released 2015-02-06

New features and fixes

  • New option "Allow hidden state" to extract, set value or trigger actions on hidden or invisible elements. By default hidden elements are ignored.
  • Collecting input values submitted by the program. The input element has to be selected twice: as an Input and as a Text data type.

Version 3.0.5481, Released 2015-01-03

New features and fixes

  • New action type - Javascript. Allows running arbitrary javascript code against the target page. Associated web element is passed as a parameter argument[0]

Version 3.0.5465, Released 2014-12-18

New features and fixes

  • Improved handling of large XLSX file

Version 3.0.5450, Released 2014-12-02

New features and fixes

  • New option in Template Action Editor to link an action to any template from the current or another project. The option simplifies templates reuse
  • New Project replication tool for input values in disconnected mode
  • Webdriver timeout increased to 2 minutes to prevent timeouts on slow systems
  • Support of Chrome v36-40, Firefox 24, 31, 32 and 33

Version 3.0.5387, Released 2014-10-01

New features and fixes

  • Chrome 38 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Firefox 32 support

Version 3.0.5298, Released 2014-07-05

New features and fixes

  • Improved memory management
  • PhantomJS headless web browser is included in the setup file

Version 3.0.5283, Released 2014-06-20

New feature

  • Support of continious loading when pressing a button or scrolling to the bottom of the web page loads additional items

Version 3.0.5263, Released 2014-06-05

New feature

  • The program chesks for updates

Version 3.0.5255, Released 2014-05-23

New Data Capture types

  • File - automates file downloading. If the selected HTML element links to a file, the file will be saved to a disk and the local path of the document will be saved to the output data. The option can be used, for example, to download podcasts.
  • Snapshot - captures a screenshot of the selected element.

Version 3.0.5241, Released 2014-05-15

New Features

  • Option to append data to previously collected data set
  • Search suggestions in Chrome address box are enabled now
  • License activation using machine code

Version 3.0.5240, Released 2014-05-07

New Features

  • Rows per Page counter on template editor screen

Bug fixes

  • Data Toolbar Drop down button is not visible on some computers
  • On Windows XP computers, when clicking the DataTool button, the data toolbar window would open with just a black background and no controls.
  • Slow data toolbar window opening.
  • Closing the browser while crawling causes program freezing.

Version 3.0.5228, Released 2014-04-28

New Features

  • Group "Scope" property to specify a page area for content or links extraction
  • Template designer shows an estimated number of rows per page for repeatable items
  • Thumbnail icons for selected and collected images

Command Line Mode Improvements

  • New GUI for command line mode
  • Support for PahntomJS headless browser in command line mode
  • Option to suppress images loading in command line mode. The feature improves program performance

Version 3.0.5224, Released 2014-04-16

New Features

  • Multiple start URLs per project
  • Automatic handling of blocking alerts

Fixes

  • Elements reodering in template editor does not work

Version 3.0.5201, Released 2014-03-06

New Features

  • Element properties editor UI improvements
  • Patterns for Regex filter
  • Command line mode for scheduled tasks
  • Windows task scheduler interface

Production version version 3.0.5149, Released 2014-02-05

New Features

  • Option to select between In Memory or Database storage for collected data. In Memory mode is default.
  • Increased performance.
  • Option to save data into multiple related tables. For example, when product information is collected, user reviews can be saved in a separate CSV file.

Breaking change

Alternative web elements paths. Existing DataTool 3.0 projects need to be recreated because the project structure has changed.

Release candidate - version 3.0.5098, Released 2013-12-16

Fixes

Improved stablility in next element

Faster elements selection in project design mode

Beta candidate - version 3.0.5092, Released 2013-12-10

Bug Fixes

The program fails to select content on some sites.

New features

  • Better frames handling. A new option to ignore frames
  • New options for cookies persistence
  • Improved support of partial page updates
  • Drop-downs and checkboxes support
  • Updated chromedriver.exe 2.7.

Beta version 3.0, Released 2013-11-23

New features

  • Chrome and Firefox support
  • Unlimited crawling depth
  • Multiple lists of data per web page
  • Filling forms, automatic logins
  • Big data extraction with small memory footprint
  • Direct Excel and SQL output