SiteOrbiter Help

Data Export
Metadata from a website can be exported to other forms which can be useful for further analysis or user access. Data export functions are accessed via the Data drop down menu on the top menu bar. Most data export functionality is accessed via the Export and Create sub menu under Data. This submenu allows you to extend the SiteOrbiter data set into your own reporting, applications or websites. The data export options are as follows:

Filtered Search HTML App (All Columns)This option creates a stand alone web page with all data from the table for a particular scan instance that can be used to search any discovered content by SiteOrbiter and any additional tag information that has been added by the end user. The webpage is self contained, and has no additional dependencies, so is easily emailed, or installed on a web server, or otherwise used to access the resources from a particular scan. The term "filtered" is used because only the rows that are presently part of the table are exported. This allows you control over what parts of the site you may want to expose to this functionality. To filter the table, type the filter word, phrase or path into the search box on the bottom of the SiteOrbiter main window.

Filtered Search HTML App (Descriptor Columns) Produces essentially the same web app page as above, however only columns that are descriptors are used in the search. These are Tags, Title, Description and Keywords. The same filter behavior applies as in the All Columns mode, where only rows that are presently part of the SiteOrbiter resource table will be exported.
Filtered JavaScript Resource Listing Produces a JavaScript file that contains a 2 dimensional array of the resource information. This array can be incorporated into your own site code, and in fact is the basis for the Filtered Search HTML Apps described above.
Complete Resource List (Tab Delimited) SiteOrbiter can produce a complete resource list of pipe delimited data that can then be used to import into a database or spreadsheet program such as Excel. All data will be exported as part of this operation with no respect to the filter that is currently applied to the data table.
Filtered Resource List (Tab Delimited) Essentially the same export operation as Complete Resource List, however the table filter is applied to the export set.
  To import into Microsoft Excel for Macintosh 2011, create the exported resource list file. Create a new file in Microsoft Excel. On the ribbon selector, select the green Data tab, and choose Text to Columns. This will open up a wizard which you will use to specify the data format. Select the option "Delimited" and click Next. At this point you need to select the delimiter. Select tab as the delimited. Click Next. The Data should look correct in the preview window at this point. Click Finish. Excel will ask you if you want to replace the contents of the selected cells, and click OK. Your data is now in Excel.
Selected Resources As URLs to File (HTML)This operation will create an HTML file that contains a listing of the currently selected resources in URL format (per RFC 1738). The HTML file can subsequently be consumed by SiteOrbiter as a new site, which allows for the ability to produce a derivative scan operation based on a subset of URLs. The other option, to add selected resources as URLs to an existing file, allows for aggregation of URLs from multiple sites into a single scan operation for regular, specific monitoring.
Add Selected Resources As URLs to File (HTML)This option appends any currently selected resources to the user selected file, allowing the user to aggregate specific urls into a single file that can then be monitored via SiteOrbiter.
Selected Resources As Images This operation fetches the selected resource and renders it as a PNG on the user's working folder. This is useful for point in time archival purposes for a web resource.
Selected Resource SiteMap by Tag (HTML)Creates an HTML page that has a sorted list of URLs by their tags. This allows you to prepare a SiteMap based on categorization and labeling that is not necessarily inherent in the original dataset.
Site Index by Title with Descriptions (HTML)Creates an HTML page that has the list of URLs by title and description.
Missing and Moved Resource reportCreates an HTML based report that shows missing and moved resources and where they are being referred to by other resources.
Resources To/From The SelectedCreates an HTML report that shows resources to and from the selected resource in the table.
Selected Resources As Graphviz FileCreates a DOT file of the selected resources and the resources that they connect to that can be consumed by Graphviz for viewing.
Graph as PDFExport a PDF image of the graphical display.

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