An ordered set of actions an agent will perform.
A set of Mozenda processes that runs automated tasks against specified websites on the internet. Mozenda agents are primarily used for data gathering but are capable of automating other browser tasks as well.
The Mozenda Windows application used to design and test Mozenda agents.
The table where an agent's data is written and stored.
An area in the Web Console where an individual agent can be configured, run, and scheduled. It is also where it's data can be viewed, exported, and published.
A Mozenda agent backed up in XML format.
An agent group is a tool that encourages consistency in agents that collect the same or same type of data. Agents assigned to an agent group can be made to share the agent group’s settings, including publishing, scheduling, notifications, and views.
The area in the Web Console where the user can see all of the agents in their account or department. Enterprise accounts can split their agents among multiple departments.
A unique identifier for an agent.
agent run job
An instance of an agent running.
An Amazon AWS service that allows a user to store and retrieve data. Mozenda allows you to publish (push) data from a Mozenda collection to Amazon S3.
An acronym for Application Programming Interface. APIs provide a way for someone to write a program to interact with another program or service. Mozenda's REST API lets the user automate tasks within Mozenda and code custom solutions leveraging Mozenda's services.
Pre-set request blocking settings of aggressiveness.
Azure Blob Storage
A Microsoft cloud service that allows you to store and retrieve data. Mozenda lets you publish (or save) data from a Mozenda collection to Azure Blob Storage.
An acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. You often see them as a checkbox titled, "I am not a robot."CAPTCHAs use different methods to tell whether it is a human or automated bot browsing a web resource.
The Mozenda background application that connects and passes communication between the Agent Builder and the Web Console.
A data table in the Web Console. Every agent has a collection associated with it, but some collections do not have an associated agent.
A collection that gets data from several source collections.
Several data-gathering jobs that can run at the same time.
A repository for a set of browser cookies that can be loaded and used by an agent.
crawler (or web crawler)
An automated process that browses the internet in a methodical, automated manner. It is generally less specific than a scraping bot, browsing URLs in a much more indiscriminate manner.
An acronym for comma-separated values. CSV is a minimalist and widely-supported data format used for tabular data. It's supported by all major spreadsheets, such as Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Mozenda lets you publish and export data in CSV format.
The process of transforming and mapping data from one format to another to make it more appropriate for an intended use such as analytics.
An enterprise feature that lets you create multiple isolated Mozenda environments managed by the same organization/company. Although the term department is used by default, the naming convention can be changed according to an organization’s needs.
A label that identifies a set of internet resources, such as a website (like mozenda.com).
A file-hosting service. Mozenda lets you publish (or save) data from a Mozenda collection to Dropbox.
dynamic date variable
A feature that lets you specify dates relative to the current date/time in the agent, rather than providing a specific date. For example, you might use it to filter 30 days from the current date.
A set of rules that determines how an agent should respond to different errors.
A column in a collection.
A way to reference a field's value in an agent or in some places of the Web Console. A field reference is indicated by %field_name%.
A .zip file containing one or more files that have been downloaded by an agent.
A way to organize agents and collections. The concept is similar to tagging in Google Gmail.
An acronym for File Transfer Protocol. Mozenda lets you publish (or save) data from a collection to another server using FTP.
A feature of Premium Harvesting. Geolocation lets you configure your agent to simulate making requests from a particular location. For example, you might be writing the agent in the US, but you can tell the agent to act as if it making the requests from Ireland.
A file-hosting service from Google. Mozenda lets you publish (or save) data from a Mozenda collection to Google Drive.
An acronym for Hypertext Markup Language, one of the foundational technologies of the web. Mozenda features make it easy to parse and target elements within an HTML page.
The process of an agent running the instructions you specified to gather data from the targeted site.
The data gathered by an agent.
A unit of work that needs to be done. In Mozenda, a job may represent a run of an agent, publishing a collection's data, packaging of downloaded files, or background maintenance work that is done to make your account work smoothly.
You can initiate a contract with Mozenda specifying the data you want to gather from certain websites and how frequently you want it delivered. This is an alternative to buying a license and using Mozenda software yourself.
A type of harvesting that routes an agent's requests through one of Mozenda's 3rd-party network partners to simulate particular geographic locations or to by-pass CAPTCHAs.
A unit of measurement for the utilization of Mozenda’s computing resources through various activities, including page navigation, loading dynamic content, downloading files, and using Premium Harvesting.
Moving and saving the data gathered by your Mozenda agent to an outside storage location. (See publish method below.)
An outside storage location where you can deliver your data from a Mozenda collection. Mozenda's publish methods include email, FTP, Amazon S3, Azure Storage, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, and Google Drive.
A sequence of characters that represent a pattern of text. RegEx is used in Mozenda to define what text to capture from a targeted element in a Capture Text action.
Mozenda's REST API lets the user automate tasks within Mozenda and code custom solutions using Mozenda's services. See also API.
An acronym for Rich Site Summary. RSS is an XML format used to feed content from a website to a client application. Mozenda allows you to create an RSS feed of a collection view.
You can specify a time and frequency for Mozenda to automatically run different tasks. You can schedule running agents, publishing collections, and running sequences.
An automated workflow in the Web Console that provides deeper task automation in Mozenda projects. You can use sequences to run agents, clear, and publish collection data and run other sequences.
A task to be completed within a sequence.
A static data collection in Mozenda. It's usually used to provide inputs to an agent.
An acronym for tab-separated values. TSV is a minimalistic and widely-supported data format for tabular data. Mozenda can publish and export collection data in TSV format.
An acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. The address to a web resource, such as https://www.mozenda.com. It can also be expressed numbers as an IP address, such as http://192.168.0.1.
A way to see the data in a collection in a particular way. Mozenda's views let you adjust which fields are visible and in what order. You can also filter and sort rows based on field values.
The web portal where you run, manage, and schedule your agents. When the agents have finished, you can also directly access the data you gathered in the Web Console.
The process of automatically extracting or gathering structured or unstructured data from websites.
The file format used by Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet grid-editing applications to represent spreadsheets. Mozenda lets you publish and export collection data in XLSX format.
An acronym for eXtended Markup Language. XML is a widely-supported and robust data storage and transfer format. Mozenda lets you publish and export collection data in XML format. The Mozenda REST API also returns information in XML format by default.
A query language for selecting elements in an HTML document. Mozenda uses XPath expressions to target specific elements on a web page to interact with.