I must admit, after all those years of using DEVONagent Pro, I am STILL confused by the interface.
I managed to create a few search sets which somehow do perform as intended, although the process of getting there is not very logical to me.
Example one: Crawling a website.
I create a search set with the default search term, I tell it to follow links on the same host (that site I want to crawl), set the depth to 5 (maximum), and I go to sites and add the website I want to crawl.
And when I hit start, DEVONagent searches the title page of the site, says “nothing found” and stops. I had told you to click on all available links and crawl the deeper pages, but it did not.
What happened, and why?
Example two: Scanning a site repeatedly
As stated, I made a set to search a single page (a Twitter page of one account) and return the result whenever a new tweet matches the criteria. I was just confused that in order to achieve this, I need to enter a VERY generic search term as the first search, which is always on the page (e.g. “Twitter” or such) and only on the filter/secondary search terms, I can actually enter what I am looking for. Putting the filter terms on the first line doesn’t work for some reason, but I think it should, because, you know, this is what I want to search for.
I don’t know if I am using the program wrong, or if I am just too confused by the UI and the kinda weak tutorial videos. Am I right? Am I wrong? Please tell me…