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Release candidate - version 3.9, Released 2024-01-22
New Features
  • 14 day free trial
Release candidate - version 3.8, Released 2023-10-27
New Features
  • Added Screen Dimensions to Command line
Release candidate - version 3.0.5444, Released 2014-03-06
New Features
  • Command line mode for scheduled tasks
  • Windows task scheduler interface
Release candidate - version 3.0.5178, Released 2014-03-06
New Features
  • Command line mode for scheduled tasks
  • Windows task scheduler interface
Release candidate - 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
Build 2.3.4, Released 2013-11-07
New features
  • Internet Explorer 11 support.
  • Bugs fixes and stabilty improvements
Build 2.3.1, Released 2012-11-06
New features
  • Internet Explorer 10 support.
  • Standalone scraper can be called from DataTool drop down menu.
Build 2.2.1, Released 2012-05-05
New features
  • New web data extraction algorithm that allows linking data fields to their prompts. This feature is very helpfull for everyone who extracts data from business directories or yellow pages where the amount of detailed information is not consistent from one item to another.
Build 2.1.9, Released 2012-03-10
Release Enhancements
  • Collecting of details data from pop-up windows
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
Build 2.1.8, Released 2012-02-28
Release Enhancements
  • A new project option to automatically save collected data while crawling
Build 2.1.6, Released 2012-02-02
Release Enhancements
  • This release fixes ocassional errors that happen when JavaScript code is invoked by the program
Build 2.1.4, Released 2012-01-10
Release Enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Improved handling of large HTML pages
Build 2.1.3 Released 2012-01-03
Release Enhancements
  • Bug fixes
  • Improved elements selection
Build 2.1.2 Beta, Released 2011-11-13
Release Enhancements and new features:
  • Standalone version of DataTool web data extraction software
  • Task scheduling
  • Data extraction from popup windows
  • Improved stability, speed and memory usage
Build 2.0.4, Released 2011-08-31
Bug fixes:
  • Opening Details page in a hidden window does not work correctly on some sites
Build 2.0.2, Released 2011-08-15
Bug fixes:
  • "Add More Data Rows" wipes out previous data
Build 2.0.1, Released 2011-08-11
Release Enhancements and new features:
  • Improved loading time that meets strict IE 9 requirements
  • 64-bit Internet Explorer support
  • Data fields reordering when editing data fields list
  • New navigation option for pages that use partial updates
  • New option to open Details page in a separate hidden window. The option eliminates "go back" navigation and a master list refresh
Build 1.7.4, Released 2011-07-22
Release Enhancements and new features:
  • Data extraction from INPUT and SELECT elements
  • Paging using page numbers when paging control does not have dedicated "Next element"
  • DataTool window is better integrated with Internet Explorer window. Minimising Explorer or switching to another program hides DataTool window
  • Selecting elements with right click does not trigger a context menu
  • New JavaScript extraction engine
Build 1.6.4, Released 2011-04-05
Bug fixes:
  • Navigation bugs introduced in version 1.6.3 that caused paging to fail on some web sites
Build 1.6.3, Released 2011-03-21
Release Enhancements:
  • This build fixes "Folder not found" error caused by a bug in .Net XML serialization
  • Internal data format changes from XML to JSON
Build 1.6.2, Released 2011-03-15
Highlights of new features include the following:
  • Advanced column editing and selection options
    • Easy navigation between child and parent HTML elements
    • Changing default capture type. For example, capturing an URL instead of a text
    • Viewing and selecting inner images of an element. That allows easy selection of an obstructed image
    • Filtering content using regular expressions
  • New web browsing modes that allow the wizard to run as a standalone program outside of the Internet Explorer
Release Enhancements

This release has a new improved crawling engine that is more stable and significantly faster than version 1.5.X

Build 1.5.5, Released 2010-12-21
Release Enhancements:
  • Bug fixes
  • Paging logic improvements
Build 1.5.3, Released 2010-12-14
Release Enhancements:
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Activation changes
Build 1.5.1, Released 2010-12-06
Release Enhancements:
  • New Product Price. Just $20
  • New Free Edition
  • Bug fixes and user interface improvements
Build 1.4.11, Released 2010-11-28
Release Enhancements:
  • Minor bug fixes and paging improvements
Build 1.4.10, Released 2010-11-23
Highlights of new features include the following:
  • Web scraping data tags and settings can be exported and imported from the Options screen.
  • Elements selection. An obstructing element on a web page can be hidden by ALT+Click. Useful when some images are shielded by other elements.
  • Support of social networks
Release Enhancements
Build 1.4.8, Released 2010-11-15
Highlights of new features include the following:
  • A new option to save original links associated with the text and images.
  • The Data Scraping wizard can be called from the Internet Explorer Tools menu when DataToolbar is disabled

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Build 2.5.1, Released 2014-12-03
New features
  • Maintenance update. Minor fixes
Build 2.3.4, Released 2014-03-30
New features
  • Windows 8.1 support
Build 2.3.4, Released 2013-11-07
New features
  • Internet Explorer 11 support.
  • Bugs fixes and stabilty improvements
Build 2.3.1, Released 2012-11-06
New features
  • Internet Explorer 10 support.
  • Standalone scraper can be called from DataTool drop down menu.
Build 2.2.1, Released 2012-05-05
New features
  • New web data extraction algorithm that allows linking data fields to their prompts. This feature is very helpfull for everyone who extracts data from business directories or yellow pages where the amount of detailed information is not consistent from one item to another.
Build 2.1.9, Released 2012-03-10
Release Enhancements
  • Collecting of details data from pop-up windows
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
Build 2.1.8, Released 2012-02-28
Release Enhancements
  • A new project option to automatically save collected data while crawling
Build 2.1.6, Released 2012-02-02
Release Enhancements
  • This release fixes ocassional errors that happen when JavaScript code is invoked by the program
Build 2.1.4, Released 2012-01-10
Release Enhancements
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Improved handling of large HTML pages
Build 2.1.3 Released 2012-01-03
Release Enhancements
  • Bug fixes
  • Improved elements selection
Build 2.1.2 Beta, Released 2011-11-13
Release Enhancements and new features:
  • Standalone version of DataTool web data extraction software
  • Task scheduling
  • Data extraction from popup windows
  • Improved stability, speed and memory usage
Build 2.0.4, Released 2011-08-31
Bug fixes:
  • Opening Details page in a hidden window does not work correctly on some sites
Build 2.0.2, Released 2011-08-15
Bug fixes:
  • "Add More Data Rows" wipes out previous data
Build 2.0.1, Released 2011-08-11
Release Enhancements and new features:
  • Improved loading time that meets strict IE 9 requirements
  • 64-bit Internet Explorer support
  • Data fields reordering when editing data fields list
  • New navigation option for pages that use partial updates
  • New option to open Details page in a separate hidden window. The option eliminates "go back" navigation and a master list refresh
Build 1.7.4, Released 2011-07-22
Release Enhancements and new features:
  • Data extraction from INPUT and SELECT elements
  • Paging using page numbers when paging control does not have dedicated "Next element"
  • DataTool window is better integrated with Internet Explorer window. Minimising Explorer or switching to another program hides DataTool window
  • Selecting elements with right click does not trigger a context menu
  • New JavaScript extraction engine
Build 1.6.4, Released 2011-04-05
Bug fixes:
  • Navigation bugs introduced in version 1.6.3 that caused paging to fail on some web sites
Build 1.6.3, Released 2011-03-21
Release Enhancements:
  • This build fixes "Folder not found" error caused by a bug in .Net XML serialization
  • Internal data format changes from XML to JSON
Build 1.6.2, Released 2011-03-15
Highlights of new features include the following:
  • Advanced column editing and selection options
    • Easy navigation between child and parent HTML elements
    • Changing default capture type. For example, capturing an URL instead of a text
    • Viewing and selecting inner images of an element. That allows easy selection of an obstructed image
    • Filtering content using regular expressions
  • New web browsing modes that allow the wizard to run as a standalone program outside of the Internet Explorer
Release Enhancements

This release has a new improved crawling engine that is more stable and significantly faster than version 1.5.X

Build 1.5.5, Released 2010-12-21
Release Enhancements:
  • Bug fixes
  • Paging logic improvements
Build 1.5.3, Released 2010-12-14
Release Enhancements:
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Activation changes
Build 1.5.1, Released 2010-12-06
Release Enhancements:
  • New Product Price. Just $20
  • New Free Edition
  • Bug fixes and user interface improvements
Build 1.4.11, Released 2010-11-28
Release Enhancements:
  • Minor bug fixes and paging improvements
Build 1.4.10, Released 2010-11-23
Highlights of new features include the following:
  • Web scraping data tags and settings can be exported and imported from the Options screen.
  • Elements selection. An obstructing element on a web page can be hidden by ALT+Click. Useful when some images are shielded by other elements.
  • Support of social networks
Release Enhancements
  • This update changes scrapes persistence logic. Data tags are not erased anymore when the program cannot find them on the open page. All changes to the project are controlled by the user
  • This update improves crawling logic for projects with Details pages access eliminating unexpected stops
  • This update improves downloading performance for projects with Details pages
  • With this update Data Collection screen gets separate page counters for master and details pages
  • Fixed bug that affected toolbar button resizing
  • Improved memory management
Build 1.4.8, Released 2010-11-15
Highlights of new features include the following:
  • A new option to save original links associated with the text and images.
  • The Data Scraping wizard can be called from the Internet Explorer Tools menu when DataToolbar is disabled

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Release candidate - version 3.9, Released 2024-01-22
New Features
  • 14 day free trial
Version 3.8, Released 2023-10-27
New Features
  • Added Screen Dimensions to Command line
Version 3.4.7367, Released 2020-03-04
New features and fixes
  • Custom scripts for continuous scroll
  • Chrome 80 and Firefox 66 support
Version 3.4.7046, Released 2019-04-19
New features and fixes
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes
  • Chrome 80 and Firefox 73 support
Version 3.3.6591, Released 2018-01-19
New features and fixes
  • New Init action type that prepares a page for data extraction. The action can force the page to load missing content or load data using continuous scroll
  • Chrome 63 and Firefox 57 support
  • Firefox browser interacts with the Data Toolbar using a web extension, which improves handling of the https pages
Version 3.2.6501, Released 2017-10-19
New features and fixes
  • Chrome 62 support
Version 3.2.6439, Released 2017-08-23
New features and fixes
  • New option to fully load web pages that download additional content on scrolling to the bottom
Version 3.2.6426, Released 2017-08-05
New features and fixes
  • Chrome 60 support. Background data collection with Chrome 60
  • Faster start and better diagnostics of start-up issues
  • The Data Toolbar license is saved in a local file instead of the registry
  • 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
  • Version 3.1.6177, Released 2016-11-28
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 feature
  • 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 feature
  • 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
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The latest production build was released on 2020-03-04. Version 3.4 supports background data srcaping that does not distrupt other applications. Update your program for free if you own any of its previous versions. Check release history here.

Version 4.0, which is to be released in 2020, will significantly improve the performance and the flexibility of the DataTool by using the new data extraction engine based on CSS selectors.