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Helium Scraper 3 Has Been Released!

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:27 am
by webmaster
We're proud to announce that Helium Scraper 3 has been released. We've rebuilt Helium from the ground up, and added many features, such as:
  • Chromium (the engine behind Chrome) browser replaces Internet Explorer (which also fixes memory leak).
  • Extraction runs on off-screen Chromium browser(s).
  • Automatic parallel/concurrent extraction
  • Using SQLite as back-end database, which can hold a lot more data than MS Access.
  • Export data to Excel, CSV, XML and SQLite.
  • Actions now remember the state of the browser, so they automatically go back to previous page when needed.
  • No need to switch between panels to work with actions and kinds (now called selectors).
  • Automatic extract generation.
  • Automatic element list detection.
  • Variables can be used anywhere within actions.
  • Actions can be recursive.
  • Action system is now Turing complete (due to previous points).
  • Easily extract recursive tree-like data of unknown depth.
  • Make AJAX/API requests.
  • Shift+Click to select similar elements.
  • Suggests to select closest match when Selector fails to select any element on a page.
  • Selectors can have a tolerance to select elements even when they don't perfectly match the selector.
  • Fill Form wizard added, with support for text boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, drop down lists and plain lists.
  • Can gather any HTML attributes and properties from elements.
  • In addition to default Selectors, it can select elements by CSS and XPath.
  • Many more powerful actions and functions added.
For a quick preview, check out our wizard demonstration.

For any questions or feedback, feel free to visit the Helium Scraper 3 forum.

Re: Helium Scraper 3 Beta Now Available

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 pm
by Azimed
Hi Juan & team
Happy to see some news on the website, especially this memory leak fix through Chromium
I'll send a request for beta testing immediately.

Re: Helium Scraper 3 Beta Now Available

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:54 pm
by Tommy
Where are we in regards to the Beta?