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by vodkasushi
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Optional update?
Replies: 3
Views: 14596

Optional update?

Is there a way to disable the auto-update prompt whenever I load up HS? I'm automating the loading of the scraper for periodic use and its become a problem when the scrape data is late due to the fact that the auto-updater prompt prevented it from running.
by vodkasushi
Tue May 08, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Separating elements outside tag blocks
Replies: 5
Views: 5108

Re: Separating elements outside tag blocks

Yes, my problem is as you described. That's unfortunate to hear. I guess it's probably too "hacky" to interpret it as a HTML element :)
by vodkasushi
Fri May 04, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Separating elements outside tag blocks
Replies: 5
Views: 5108

Re: Separating elements outside tag blocks

Doesn't work. I've made a test page with the following

<html>
<body>
<div id="1">
<div id="2">Title</div>
<br/>
Hola!
</div>
</body>
</html>

Try clicking on "Hola!" - it will highlight everything, and the "Select First Child" option isn't available.
by vodkasushi
Thu May 03, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Incredible memory leak when not showing pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 3229

Incredible memory leak when not showing pictures

Well, this took me by surprise. In an attempt to save bandwidth, I disabled 'Show Pictures' in Internet Explorer (since Helium Scraper uses IE as the web browser). After a 20 minutes, Helium came back with a "Low on Resources!" error, which was interesting. Repeated tests with browser emulation - 7,...
by vodkasushi
Tue May 01, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Separating elements outside tag blocks
Replies: 5
Views: 5108

Separating elements outside tag blocks

I've encountered a lot of sites with the following HTML structure: <div id="1"> <div id="2">Title</div> <br/> Hola! </div> The issue I'm seeing is that the "Hola!" part is selected within the div with ID=1. This means that div with ID=2 is also included, which is not desirable (it could be that div ...
by vodkasushi
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Automatic exporting at end of execution [update]
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: Automatic exporting at end of execution [update]

I'm trying to fully automate the scraping process, so the scraping project is connected to an external database. How may I programatically clear the database through Helium? I've been able to do it via Microsoft's JET library but as I've stated, the solution I've found does not reduce filesize, it e...
by vodkasushi
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Scraping a javascript pop-up menu
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Re: Scraping a javascript pop-up menu

Ah thanks, didn't know there was a hotkey for Selection Mode. Currently I've been navigating the DOM using the buttons on the Selection Window, it's working so far but is a little cumbersome. Would be nice if Right-click did something specific to Helium rather than it being the browser menu, but I g...
by vodkasushi
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Scraping a javascript pop-up menu
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Scraping a javascript pop-up menu

How may I select elements from a javascript menu that pops up when I mouse over it and dissappears when I mouse off it - I can't activate selection mode without clicking it, so that forces me to mouse off the menu.

e.g. http://www.giantbomb.com/ can't touch the menus...
by vodkasushi
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Adding Rows to database where last left off
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Re: Adding Rows to database where last left off

Interesting... I'd like the overwrite function when I restart a scrape - at the moment it simply appends to the existing data.
by vodkasushi
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Q/A
Topic: Adding Rows to database where last left off
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Re: Adding Rows to database where last left off

Wait... how are you overwriting the table rows??? I'm adding onto the ones I have at the moment using "Extract to <table>" action. How do you overwrite them?