Export XML and CSV Data Files in TechSEO360

TechSEO360 - Export website data to XML and CSV files

Export Website Data into CSV and Excel XML Files

You can enable the File | Export menu item by clicking / selecting / focusing the control which contains the data you wish to export.
  • Most lists, text boxes, tree, grid views and similar can have the data they contain be exported as-is to text or CSV files.
  • The controls containing all found URLs during website crawls can also export to Excel XML spreadsheet format.

How to export website data to CSV, text and similar file formats:
  1. Select the control, e.g. by clicking the mouse cursor on it.
  2. Adjust the control, e.g. by enabling/disabling visibility of data columns.
  3. The File | Export menu item is now enabled if applicable. (There is also a corresponding toolbar button.)
  4. Choose between saving as comma value separated .csv, tab value separated .tsv, .html and more.

In the screenshot below you can see:
  • We have selected the tree view control at the left side.
  • We have configured visible data columns and filtered visible URLs to control what gets exported.

website data export xml csv

Format Options for CSV Data Export

View options for technical SEO export of CSV files in menu File - Export options:
  • Data included:
    • Export CSV Data with Headers
    • Export CSV Data with URL
    • Wrap cells with line breaks in "" (instead of converting line breaks to spaces)
  • Character format and encoding:
    • UTF-8 with optional BOM. (ASCII is a subset of UTF-8. Ideal for English documents.)
    • UTF-16 LE (UCS-2) with optional BOM. (Used internally in current Windows systems.)
    • Local ANSI codepage. (May not always be portable to other platforms and languages.)

A1 export csv data files as Unicode or codepage
(Selecting ANSI for CSV export in technical SEO)

Unicode CSV Files and OpenOffice or Microsoft Office Import

Some versions of Open Office, Libre Office and Microsoft Office can have problems importing CSV data since they do not automatically detect character encoding format. If you experience problems (not likely for e.g. English website data exports), you can use the import dialog in the Office tools:

office import csv unicode utf8
(Selecting UTF-8 for CSV Import in Open Office / Libre Office dialog)

MS office import csv ansi
(Selecting ANSI for CSV Import in Microsoft Office dialog)

Project Website Data is Saved as XML

Structure data extracted from a resource is often called META data or "data about data". When you save projects in TechSEO360 a vast amount of such data is saved into the XML files.

Because it is XML, you can easily perform data analysis and datamining (mine the data for more information). There exist wrappers for this in almost all languages, e.g. Java, PHP, C#, Visual Basic, Delphi etc.

website data export xml csv
  • Website project meta data is stored in XML documents perfect for data mining. Some examples:
    • Totals data:
      • Total amount of links within a site
      • Total amount of pages that link within a site
      • Minimum amount of links any page has to it
      • Maximum amount of links any page has to it
      • Minimum amount of pages any page has linking to it
      • Maximum amount of pages any page has linking to it

    • Items collection data:
      • Amount of items found. This can be pages, images, etc.
      • Item data:
        • Page title
        • Response headers
        • Response code
        • Response text
        • Response time
        • Download time
        • Full path
        • Relative path (within site)
        • File extension
        • File kind
        • File size
        • Charset
        • Last modified (HTTP header)
        • Links found list
        • Linked to from list (includes a list and count of all pages and links)
        • Used as source from list (e.g. wherefrom an image or javascript is used)
        • Redirected to from list (view all and full redirection chains)
        • Summary data about what was found within a directory; file types, how many of these not found, etc.
        • Calculated page importance. Raw value and 0-10 scaled. For details, see the "website data" section.

If you have saved your project to c:\projects\myproject.ini, you can find the XML files at c:\projects\myproject\.

XML File Structure and Documentation

Field name Speed config Description
--------<item> *    
------------<imb>   information meta data
----------------<fs_ar>   analysis required
----------------<fs_as>   analysis started
----------------<fs_ac>   analysis completed
------------<allheaderstext> <allht>  
------------<responsecode> <recode>  
------------<responsetimeouter> <reto>  
------------<downloadtimeouter> <doto>  
------------<sizeexpected> <sizeex>  
------------<sizeconfirmed> <sizeco>  
------------<lastmodified> <lastmo>  
------------<revisitaftermins> <revmins>  
------------<linkstotalall> <lksta>  
------------<linkstotalto> <lkstt>  
------------<linkstolist> <lkstl>  
----------------<linkstoitem> * <lksti>  
------------</linkstolist> </lkstl>  
------------<linkedtotalall> <lnkta>  
------------<linkedtotalfrom> <lnktf>  
------------<linkedfromlist> <lnkfl>  
----------------<linkedfromitem> * <lnkfi>  
------------</linkedfromlist> </lnkfl>  
------------<sourcedtotalall> <srcta>  
------------<sourcedtotalfrom> <srctf>  
------------<sourcedfromlist> <srcfl>  
----------------<sourcedfromitem> * <srcfi>  
------------</sourcedfromlist> </srcfl>  
------------<redirectedtotalall> <redta>  
------------<redirectedtotalfrom> <redtf>  
------------<redirectedfromlist> <redfl>  
----------------<redirectedfromitem> * <redfi>  
--------------------<redirectedfromitemfrom> <redfif>  
--------------------<redirectedfromitemtype> <redfit>  
--------------------<redirectedfromitemchain> <redfic>  
------------------------<redirectedfromitemring> * <redfir>  
--------------------</redirectedfromitemchain> </redfic>  
----------------</redirectedfromitem> </redfi>  
------------</redirectedfromlist> </redfl>  
----------------<summaryfounditem> *    
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