What is a good XPath?

Sniffie extension 1.0.0 preview has the ability to define XPath manually for table refining mode and dynamic serialization. This article has tips on how to create a good XPath selector for those circumstances. Sniffie tries to optimize all of this during initial configuration, but sometimes results may vary. Thus, you can give your specific XPath […]

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Sniffie Table Refining Mode

If you are an advanced user, you may want to create the Sniffie table from scratch by defining CSS selectors yourself. This is where the refining mode comes handy! This is a feature in Sniffie v0.7.0.6. This documentation is also a work-in-progress and may change before actual release. Please note that using the refine mode […]

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How to Create a Sniff if Product Cards are not Selectable

Some website structures make it hard to focus on product cards. This is where traversing up and down html tree comes into play. Look in to the following video for tips! How to proceed (i.e. how to traverse HTML tree up and down) Select any starting element within the product card. Usually product name or […]

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Download Snapshot of Sniffie Table in a CSV File

Sniffie extension is a good way to get extract any web data. However, sometimes you just need the data once on the website that you are currently working on. This is where downloading the Sniffie table as a CSV comes in. When you download the snapshot, you will not save any data to Sniffie, thus […]

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Updating a Sniff with Sniffie Extension

With Sniffie extension release candidate you are able to update existing sniffs. This is extremely useful if you notice that you need to change the extraction. How to update existing sniffs with Sniffie extension You need to have an active sniff. You need to get your sniff id for the sniff you want to update. […]

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Mathematical Operations in Sniffie Extension

Sniffie extension allows you to do any mathematical operations (i.e. functions) to Price column and other numeric data type columns easily. Mathematical operations are new feature introduced in Sniffie v0.7. If you need to remove or add e.g. value added tax to any price or some unit conversions, this is an easy way to do […]

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How to Name Columns in the Sniffie Table

In order to take advantage of Sniffie’s ecommerce capabilities, you need to make sure you name your columns. Naming columns is easy. Here’s how you do it. All columns named by you have a distinct color This allows you easily to see which columns still need naming. Giving a predefined name to a column in […]

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Selecting Columns in the Sniffie table

Column selection is a new feature introduced with Sniffie v0.7. Selecting columns allows you to do multiple actions such as merge or clone columns. How to select columns in the Sniffie table Move your mouse on any column you want to select. Make sure that your mouse is outside of the column operations button. The […]

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Removing Unnecessary Columns in the Sniffie Table

There might be lots of data that does not interest you in your Sniffie table. To make everything simple, you most likely want to remove the unnecessary data. There are a few ways to do so. If you make a mistake and remove some wanted data, just undo your last action. Note regarding Sniffie extension […]

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How to Move Sniffie Toolbar from Top to Bottom

Sometimes you need to sniff something under the Sniffie toolbar. In such cases, you want to move the Sniffie toolbar from top to bottom. Here’s how you do it. How to move Sniffie toolbar in the sniff mode Enter sniff mode by clicking Sniffie icon in your browser toolbar. Click the change alignment button. This […]

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