Session cookies preventing full download

Author Message
Cheryl McMahan 11/16/2005 09:51 am
We are trying to download thousands of records from a particular site. However, the website has a 70 records download threshold at which point the session ends. Is there any way around this?

Thanks for any help.

Cheryl McMahan
Oleg Chernavin 11/16/2005 10:53 am
Yes, you can create one Project that will logon the site or initiate a new cookie. Another Project will be set to "Do not load existing files" and limited to 70 links (Advanced section) or you can use Contents Filters to stop the download once the phrase about expired session appears. Then you can loop these both Projects in the Sequencer (View menu). This way it is possible to automate the whole download.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Cheryl McMahan 11/16/2005 12:32 pm
Thank you for the helpful information. We have one question: How do you create a script just to log on to receive the new cookie?

Thanks.

Cheryl McMahan
Oleg Chernavin 11/16/2005 11:00 pm
This is easy - browse to the site logon form in the Internal browser, fill its fields and then hold Alt+Ctrl keys down when submitting the form. Offline Explorer will create a new Project with the form recorded.

You will need Pro or Enterprise edition for that.

Oleg.