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SGB
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PA Desktop: How to pass WebBrowser Instance as output variable

Now that PA Desktop flows can call other flows, I'm breaking down my more complicated flows into a series of sub flows.

 

I want to have a flow that opens a website and logs in, then other sub flows that will operate on that site once opened. I want to refer to the WebBrowser Instance from the originating flow in the subsequent sub flows. Is WebBrowser instance a variable? If WebBrowser Instance in the first flow is titled Edge, It doesn't work to have Edge as an output variable in flow 1 and then in input variable in flow 2.

 

Thanks for your help.

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SGB
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I don't think my post was clear. Shouldn't have use the term sub flow. Here's my question:

 

I have a desktop flow that opens Edge. That creates a WebBrowser Instance. That desktop flow will run another desktop flow. How do I get that second desktop flow to use the WebBrowser Instance from flow 1?

 

I run several different sets of reports from a web-based CRM program. I use different desktop flows for different report runs. These desktop flows all have several identical sub flows (log in to site, set up Customers report, download the report,, etc.). My problem is keeping all of these sub flows the same for all of these flows. If one sub flow breaks, I have to go in and change every desktop flow. If I can change these sub flows to individual desktop flow "modules", then all of the desktop flows can just call the modules and if a module breaks I only have to fix it once. It happens a few times a month that the website designers will change something and my automations will break.

 

Hope that's a little clearer. Thanks again.

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