Scripting in screen-scraper


One of the most powerful features of screen-scraper is its built-in scripting engine. Through scripting web sites can be crawled in a very dynamic way. Scripting also allows you to insert business logic, clean and normalize data, and write data out to external repositories, such as files and databases. This section of the documentation will familiarize you with scripting in screen-scraper, as well as cover specifics on the various scripting languages that screen-scraper supports.

Before reading through this section you might find it helpful to first read the section on using scripts with the scraping engine. Also, if you haven't done so already, we'd highly recommend going through our first few tutorials, which provides several examples of scripting in screen-scraper.