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Destktop VS. Python - Which is better/faster for web automation?

Hi all,


As you title suggests, i am wondering if one or the other is a better choice when it come to web automation.

I hope you guys have some experiences or tips for me. 


Kind regards.

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Hey @Dion_tw , both have their advantages as well as downsides. 


Speed: Desktop Flow>Python

Stability and Accuracy: Python>Desktop Flow

Easier to setup: Desktop Flow>Python


According to me I will any day suggest Python over Desktop flow. Though above Desktop flow might be winning, but desktop flows are really unstable. I know desktop flows would be really easy to make than a Python code, but for me I will prefer stability and accuracy over speed and easy to setup any day.



Helper II
Helper II

Hi @Dion_tw 


I agree with the above from @Sundeep_Malik.


I also wanted to add that it also depends on your needs for the web automation. Power Automate Desktop is more suited for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) which is more of your mouse clicks and keyboard interactions for very repetitive or rule based processes, which is why the low code/no code approach is used. For citizen development, RPA processes may also take over your machine as opposed to just running in the background like a python script could. 

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