Scraping technology allows for the rapid capture of data from web and document and the seamless transfer to your spreadsheet or xml database.
Tabex desktop solution is equipped with a screen scraper tool that allows you to select a portion of a document you are reading on the internet and convert it directly to .xls and to .xlm. This a companion for your export pdf to excel especially when dealing with financial modeling.
This following video provides a visual illustartion on how you can combine screen scraping with pdf to excel or pdf to xml conversion.
The screen scraping tool can be utilized into two modes of operation: Web scraping, that is selecting a portion of a website containing tabular data. The second mode is data scraping. That is selecting a portion of your screen to extract data or export pdf to excel right away. In web scraping the analyst can for example find an interesting article e.g. an article on seeking alpha or similar blogs and start to capture the data that other analysts have already processed and inserted in tabular form. The scraping can be selective as the scraping tool selects just the area in the web page that you want to convert into an excel spreadsheet. The screen scraping tool is very useful when the analyst is dealing with a database screen that does not allow to convert to excel. It can also be the case if the conversion to excel or .csv is lengthy an time consuming. In these cases the data scraping and screen scraping tool allows the user to rapidly capture any tabular data from the screen. As a result the user has the opportunity to select areas of the screen shown data and export those ones only. Learn more.