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Page Revision: 2009/06/10 17:32

Scraping the viewstate is tricky in two ways, it's hidden and it's long. The following steps assumes you've turned the wizards off in Tools menu->Options
  • To scrape a hidden variable you need to scrape a visible one first, then change the field tags to get the hidden one. To make sure you get the tags right though, the page should be downloaded in a package first, as specified in the how to build a package article.
  • Then create a new dataset by selecting some random text on the page.
  • Choose the lowest number
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