Alpha Change Log


Alpha versions are used to fix minor bugs and feature enhancement testing before they are added to stable versions. As such anything that is in the alpha version is prone to change and instability as they are being improved. This log will follow the changes as they are made for your convenience.

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Alpha Version Logs


  • Added a new "Apply Whitespace Tidying" option to the Advanced tab of an Extractor Pattern. Disabling this will run the extractor with it's new lines against the last response with it's new lines.
  • Improved the table parsing code.
  • Updated the internal database to a newer version.
  • Added a proxy import/export feature (also supports importing from a Charles proxy export as an XML session export).
  • Updated the user agent csv file, and added methods to get a use agent by browser type (as well as using how recent it is). The methods use the file but have an optimized search approach rather than using a database.
  • Minor cosmetic changes (spacer after CPU use in web interface).
  • Now prompts on close if a scrape is still running.
  • Update to the completions to show NotNull and Nullable when present for methods and parameters, and fixed some bugs with parsing Javadocs (rare issue).
  • Updated so after a new alpha release the clients will download new javadocs from the server.
  • Updated RemoteScrapingSession so any object type can be set with setVariable or retreived with getVariable. This can't be used with custom script classes and only returns a copy of the value, not a reference to it.
  • Fixed a bug with cookies in the Async client and the saveStateToString method (domain wasn't being properly saved when using the async client) and added additional cookie information when saved to a file.
  • Updated the default user agent string to the current Chrome version.
  • Updated icons.
  • Fixed a bug with getCurrentUrl on ScrapeableFile when using the Async Client with GET parameters (previously returned the URL without the parameters).
  • Added support for importing multiple files simultaneously.
  • Added the ability to specify POST data when generating a ScrapeableFile from a URL.
  • Added ability to export "logs" folder to a zip archive.
  • Notifications when a ScrapeableFile's response can't be text-wrapped can now be suppressed by setting the "HideTextWrapNotifications" property to "true" in the file.
  • Fixed an issue where RemoteScrapingSessions would not stop properly in Professional edition.
  • Added a checkbox on the "Advanced" tab of ScrapeableFiles that allows you to disable syntax highlighting in the "Last Response" tab.
  • Added an option under the "File" menu to open the screen-scraper install directory.
  • Added the ability to import\export screen-scraper folders.


  • Added a new tidier (JSoup) and set it as the default.
  • Added method session.setCustomScriptVariable to set a variable that will be set in every script called for a session.
  • Added session.setAutoCloseAfterScrapeEnds (Closeable closeable).