A quick guide to setup proxies on Octoparse.

  1. Open Octoparse application.

  2. In the top-left menu hover over the New button and click on Advanced mode. For testing purposes, we are going to create a custom task.

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Octoparse create task

  1. In the Website field type the website you would like to extract data from. For this test, we are going to use ip.smartproxy.com. Once you do that, hit the Save button.
Octoparse save URLOctoparse save URL

Octoparse save URL

  1. You should now appear in your Task tab. To configure our proxies, select the Settings button.
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Octoparse settings

  1. In the pop-up menu, scroll down to Anti-blocking settings and checkmark the option to Use IP proxies. You should now be able to click on the Settings button.
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Octoparse proxy settings

  1. In the Proxy Settings pop-up, define the proxy you would like to use. Unfortunately, Octoparse only offers IP:PORT based format to authenticate through a proxy network. For that particular reason, you will need to use our Whitelisted IP feature in order to skip the traditional username:password authentication when going through a proxy. You can whitelist your IP after logging into our dashboard here: https://dashboard.smartproxy.com/whitelisted-ips

  2. Once you have your IP:PORT ready, select the Switch interval accodingly to your session type. If you are using a rotating session type, set the interval to 1, if you are using a sticky session, set it to 600. Lastly, hit the OK button.

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Octoparse proxy switch interval

  1. To verify if you did everything correctly, check if you are seeing a checkmark next to the Settings option under Anti-blocking settings. Once you verify that, click the Save button to continue.
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Octoparse save proxy settings

  1. To extract data from our example page, click on the IP address which you can see at the top of the Octoparse application and select Extract text of the selected element.
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Octoparse extract data from example page

  1. Once that is done, click on the Save and then Run buttons in this order.
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Octoparse save and run

  1. Depending on how you want to run your task, select one of the available extraction options. For testing purposes, you can Run task on your device.
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Octoparse extraction options

  1. If done correctly, after the task finishes running, you should see our proxy IP in the extracted data table.
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Octoparse extraction completed