Collections

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A collection is a set of actions aimed to extract data from a specific website. Once you add selectors to your collection, set up paginator and details, you can export selected elements to a human readable JSON file.
Click ` Export collection to file` button to save actions performed to `Downloads` folder.

Next time there is no need to start from scratch.
Click ` Import collection from file` to load existing collection. You will be prompted to choose a file from your local computer.
Now you can add, modify or delete existing elements. Or click  Launcn button to start data extraction.

You can easily share your collection file with your colleges or friends. So they can launch data extraction from their devices.

Collection sample

We have chosen JSON format for storing our collections for the following reasons:

  • It's an industry standard. That's pretty neat.
  • A lot of tools are able to view and edit JSON format. It leads to great interoperability.
  • It is particularly useful because it is easy for people to read and write. At the same time, machines also find it easy to parse and generate.

The following example illustrates a possible JSON representation describing a collection.