Imdb scraper

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Imdb scraper

Imdb scraper is Datacol-based module, which implements new movies information extraction from Imdb website. In our example data are saved to xlsx file. You can also adjust Datacol export settings to publish data to CMS (WordPress, Joomla, DLE), database etc.

Main advantages of Datacol-based Imdb scraper are listed below:

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Step by Step test of Imdb scraper

To test Imdb extractor:

1. Install Datacol trial version;
2. Choose content-parsers/imdb-scraper.par in the campaign tree and click Start button to launch Imdb extractor campaign.

Imdb crawler: starting data extraction
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Before launching content-parsers/imdb-scraper.par you can adjust the Input data. Select the campaign in the campaign tree for this purpose. In this way you can setup links to Imdb category you need to extract data from.

Please contact us if the Imdb scraper will not collect data after you have made changes to the Starting URL list.

Imdb scraper: setting Starting URL list
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3. Wait for data extraction results to appear. When you see the first results, you can force running campaign to stop (click Stop button).

Imdb harvester: working process
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4. After campaign is finished/stopped you can find imdb-scraper.xlsx file in Documents folder.

Datacol Trial VS Activated

Feature Trial License (Full version)
Preset default configuration for data extraction
Maximum data extraction results
Maximum 25
Free software updates
Free email tech support
Paid skype+teamviewer consultations
Paid setup

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If the source website blocks your IP-address (after blocking you will get no more extraction results), use proxy.


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Data processing options for information, harvested by Imdb extractor:

Data export options for information, harvested by Imdb extractor:

  • Basic: CSV/TXT/Database/Excel;
  • Online stores: Magento/PrestaShop/osCommerce/OpenCart/ZENCart/VirtueMart;
  • Content CMS: WordPress/Joomla/DLE;
  • All options.

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If you have any questions, related to Imdb extractor, please ask via the contact form.


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