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pjwilson87
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Extract Data from Web Page - Custom CSS Selector

Hello!

 

I am using the action 'Extract data from wepage' and trying to extract a 'Table' with 'Custom CSS Selectors'.

 

Website Example:  https://mckesson.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Careers?

 

 

So I added a custom CSS Selector which PAD will recognize when extracting for a 'Single Value':

 

single_value.png

 

However, PAD does not seem to recognize custom CSS Selectors when extracting a 'Table':

 

table.png

 

Is it possible to use custom CSS selectors when extracting a 'Table' in PAD?

Or am i doing something wrong?

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Agnius
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My experience shows, that paging in this action in both PAD and WA usually assumes the page has loaded as soon as the paging element becomes available again. In most pages it thus does not really work the way you would think it does. It presses the button, but then extracts the same page a few times by the time the next page actually loads and thus you end up with duplicate data.

 

The reason it returns to the first page is because the functionality is built in a way where the action should return to the original page after extraction. This part of it actually works properly. But when I test it on this page and limit the extraction to the first 5 pages, I usually get 5 copies of the same page extracted before the next page loads. That is because the paging buttons actually do refresh right away after clicking (you can test that manually, too), while the actual results load a bit slower.

 

So, a brief version would be no - it does not work.

 

The funky thing with this exact page, however, is that passing the page index to the URL is not allowed either. It will take you to the 1st page all the time. This might also possibly indicate that the pagination is built slightly differently here.

 

My suggestion is thus running an Invoke web service action to their exposed API. You can copy this action and this will return the same results in JSON format:

Web.InvokeWebService.InvokeWebService Url: $'''https://mckesson.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/wday/cxs/mckesson/External_Careers/jobs''' Method: Web.Method.Post Accept: $'''application/json''' ContentType: $'''application/json''' RequestBody: $'''{\"limit\": 20, \"offset\": 0, \"searchText\": \"\", \"appliedFacets\": {}}''' ConnectionTimeout: 120 FollowRedirection: True ClearCookies: False FailOnErrorStatus: False EncodeRequestBody: False UserAgent: $'''Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.21) Gecko/20100312 Firefox/3.6''' Encoding: Web.Encoding.AutoDetect AcceptUntrustedCertificates: True ResponseHeaders=> WebServiceResponseHeaders Response=> WebServiceResponse StatusCode=> StatusCode

It looks like this:

AgniusBartninka_0-1635750664617.png

The response will look like this (excluding the Facets, which are irrelevant anyway):

{
    "total": 962,
    "jobPostings": [
        {
            "title": "Casual Registered Nurse - Nanaimo",
            "externalPath": "/job/Nanaimo/Casual-Registered-Nurse---Nanaimo_JR0053724",
            "locationsText": "Nanaimo",
            "postedOn": "Posted Yesterday",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053724"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Sr. Profitability Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/Richmond-Metro/Sr-Profitability-Analyst_JR0051351",
            "locationsText": "Richmond Metro",
            "postedOn": "Posted 2 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0051351"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Associate Accounts Payable Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Associate-Accounts-Payable-Analyst_JR0053567",
            "locationsText": "Dallas/Fort Worth Metro",
            "postedOn": "Posted 2 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053567"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Customer Engagement - Pharmacy - Reconciliation Advisor-2",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Reconciliation-Advisor-2_JR0051047",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 2 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0051047"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Account Manager HME  (AL/West GA)",
            "externalPath": "/job/GA-Work-at-Home/Account-Manager-HME---AL-West-GA-_JR0053671",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053671"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Compliance Advisory & Monitoring Leader",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Compliance-Advisory---Monitoring-Leader_JR0053502",
            "locationsText": "4 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053502"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Senior Director - Compliance Monitoring & Advisory",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Senior-Director---Compliance-Monitoring---Advisory_JR0054015-1",
            "locationsText": "3 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0054015"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Bilingual Patient Services Specialist",
            "externalPath": "/job/Mississauga/Bilingual-Patient-Services-Specialist_JR0053785",
            "locationsText": "Mississauga",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053785"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Business Development Executive - Oncology",
            "externalPath": "/job/GA-Work-at-Home/Business-Development-Executive---Oncology_JR0053401",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053401"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Implementation Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Implementation-Analyst_JR0051460",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0051460"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Stagiaire - Programmeur Analyst, Développeur, Eté 2022 / Intern Software Developer, Summer 2022",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Stagiaire---Programmeur-Analyst--Dveloppeur--Et-2022---Intern-Software-Developer--Summer-2022_JR0053942",
            "locationsText": "Greater Montreal Area",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053942"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Sr. Associate Data Management Analyst REMOTE",
            "externalPath": "/job/Work-at-Home---New-Jersey-USA-All-Zones-WNJA/Sr-Associate-Data-Management-Analyst-REMOTE_JR0053713-1",
            "locationsText": "15 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053713"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Duluth, GA - Warehouse Worker - Full Time - Night Shift",
            "externalPath": "/job/Duluth-GA-USA---2975-Evergreen-Drive-8148/Duluth--GA---Warehouse-Worker---Full-Time---Night-Shift_JR0054131",
            "locationsText": "Duluth, GA, USA - 2975 Evergreen Drive (8148)",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0054131"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Spécialiste en chef, opérations pharmacie  / Lead, Pharmacy Operations (Uniprix et Proxim)",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Spcialiste-en-chef--oprations-pharmacie----Lead--Pharmacy-Operations--Uniprix-et-Proxim-_JR0044359-1",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0044359"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Pricing & Contracts Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/TX-The-Woodlands/Pricing---Contracts-Analyst_JR0053596-1",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053596"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Gestionnaire principal de projets – Centre d’excellence Transport / Senior Project Manager – Transportation Centre of Excellence",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Gestionnaire-principal-de-projets---Centre-d-excellence-Transport---Senior-Project-Manager---Transportation-Centre-of-Excellence_JR0043733",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0043733"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Spécialiste, Taxes indirectes / Specialist, Indirect Tax (contrat 12 mois)",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Spcialiste--Taxes-indirectes---Specialist--Indirect-Tax--contrat-12-mois-_JR0053819",
            "locationsText": "Greater Montreal Area",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053819"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Sr. Director, Employee Experience and Technology Enablement",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Sr-Director--Employee-Experience-and-Technology-Enablement_JR0053640-1",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053640"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Supervisor, Patient Services",
            "externalPath": "/job/Mississauga/Supervisor--Patient-Services_JR0053684",
            "locationsText": "Mississauga",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053684"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Associate Product Support Representative",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Associate-Product-Support-Representative_JR0052373",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0052373"
            ]
        }
    ],
    "userAuthenticated": false
}

You can convert this to a custom object using Convert JSON to custom object action and then will be able to parse it.

The problem, however, is that it is limited to return a maximum of 20 results (pagination). It will return an error if you pass anything else to the "limit" parameter in the body.

But when you run the initial request (with "offset":0), you will also retrieve the total number of results as the very first value in the response. So, you can use that, divide it by 20 and then use pagination. In order to get the next page, you need to increase the value under "offset" in the request body.

So, for example, passing this to the body will return the first page:

{"limit": 20, "offset": 0, "searchText": "", "appliedFacets": {}}

but passing this to the body, will return the second page:

{"limit": 20, "offset": 20, "searchText": "", "appliedFacets": {}}

 etc.

 

This will be much more stable than doing it via the UI.

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Agnius
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This will not work for a table or a list, because you need to provide the HTML structure for each item under the base selector. Here's what works for me:

AgniusBartninka_0-1635668233298.png

When extracting only a single value, specifying the very last item in the structure is enough (the a element), but if you want to extract all of them, you will need to be more specific.

 

Also, please note that your paging selector also seems to be built incorrectly. Avoid any classes that has 'WinAutomation' in it. This is a class that is auto-inserted by WinAutomation/PAD when setting up the CSS selectors for the Extract data From web page action. It will disappear as soon as you refresh the page and will no longer be there, so your paging will fail.

Anything that looks like this (see the purple dots around the arrow button):

AgniusBartninka_1-1635668383017.png

Is actually added by WA/PAD when interacting with the page. But it will not be there during runtime and thus you will not find the element if your class name is like that.

 

If you found my reply useful, please upvote it.

If you believe this is a solution to your issue, please mark it as the preferred solution.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Regards, Agnius Bartninkas

@Agnius 

Thanks for the response. The CSS Selector works the way you showed me in screen shot, I was not sure if using the HTML structure was the only way or not.

 

Do you know how the 'Use paging' option works in PAD?

I made corrections to my CSS Selector and it clicks the 'next' button when I run it, but after page 2, it always reverts back to page 1 and then keeps going back and forth and never stops.

 

How do I need to structure the CSS Selectors for the 'Use paging' option in PAD so it clicks the 'next' page button each time and then stopping at the last page?

 

This is what I have:

 

paging.png

Agnius
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My experience shows, that paging in this action in both PAD and WA usually assumes the page has loaded as soon as the paging element becomes available again. In most pages it thus does not really work the way you would think it does. It presses the button, but then extracts the same page a few times by the time the next page actually loads and thus you end up with duplicate data.

 

The reason it returns to the first page is because the functionality is built in a way where the action should return to the original page after extraction. This part of it actually works properly. But when I test it on this page and limit the extraction to the first 5 pages, I usually get 5 copies of the same page extracted before the next page loads. That is because the paging buttons actually do refresh right away after clicking (you can test that manually, too), while the actual results load a bit slower.

 

So, a brief version would be no - it does not work.

 

The funky thing with this exact page, however, is that passing the page index to the URL is not allowed either. It will take you to the 1st page all the time. This might also possibly indicate that the pagination is built slightly differently here.

 

My suggestion is thus running an Invoke web service action to their exposed API. You can copy this action and this will return the same results in JSON format:

Web.InvokeWebService.InvokeWebService Url: $'''https://mckesson.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/wday/cxs/mckesson/External_Careers/jobs''' Method: Web.Method.Post Accept: $'''application/json''' ContentType: $'''application/json''' RequestBody: $'''{\"limit\": 20, \"offset\": 0, \"searchText\": \"\", \"appliedFacets\": {}}''' ConnectionTimeout: 120 FollowRedirection: True ClearCookies: False FailOnErrorStatus: False EncodeRequestBody: False UserAgent: $'''Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.21) Gecko/20100312 Firefox/3.6''' Encoding: Web.Encoding.AutoDetect AcceptUntrustedCertificates: True ResponseHeaders=> WebServiceResponseHeaders Response=> WebServiceResponse StatusCode=> StatusCode

It looks like this:

AgniusBartninka_0-1635750664617.png

The response will look like this (excluding the Facets, which are irrelevant anyway):

{
    "total": 962,
    "jobPostings": [
        {
            "title": "Casual Registered Nurse - Nanaimo",
            "externalPath": "/job/Nanaimo/Casual-Registered-Nurse---Nanaimo_JR0053724",
            "locationsText": "Nanaimo",
            "postedOn": "Posted Yesterday",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053724"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Sr. Profitability Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/Richmond-Metro/Sr-Profitability-Analyst_JR0051351",
            "locationsText": "Richmond Metro",
            "postedOn": "Posted 2 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0051351"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Associate Accounts Payable Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Associate-Accounts-Payable-Analyst_JR0053567",
            "locationsText": "Dallas/Fort Worth Metro",
            "postedOn": "Posted 2 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053567"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Customer Engagement - Pharmacy - Reconciliation Advisor-2",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Reconciliation-Advisor-2_JR0051047",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 2 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0051047"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Account Manager HME  (AL/West GA)",
            "externalPath": "/job/GA-Work-at-Home/Account-Manager-HME---AL-West-GA-_JR0053671",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053671"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Compliance Advisory & Monitoring Leader",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Compliance-Advisory---Monitoring-Leader_JR0053502",
            "locationsText": "4 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053502"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Senior Director - Compliance Monitoring & Advisory",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Senior-Director---Compliance-Monitoring---Advisory_JR0054015-1",
            "locationsText": "3 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0054015"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Bilingual Patient Services Specialist",
            "externalPath": "/job/Mississauga/Bilingual-Patient-Services-Specialist_JR0053785",
            "locationsText": "Mississauga",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053785"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Business Development Executive - Oncology",
            "externalPath": "/job/GA-Work-at-Home/Business-Development-Executive---Oncology_JR0053401",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053401"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Implementation Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Implementation-Analyst_JR0051460",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0051460"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Stagiaire - Programmeur Analyst, Développeur, Eté 2022 / Intern Software Developer, Summer 2022",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Stagiaire---Programmeur-Analyst--Dveloppeur--Et-2022---Intern-Software-Developer--Summer-2022_JR0053942",
            "locationsText": "Greater Montreal Area",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053942"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Sr. Associate Data Management Analyst REMOTE",
            "externalPath": "/job/Work-at-Home---New-Jersey-USA-All-Zones-WNJA/Sr-Associate-Data-Management-Analyst-REMOTE_JR0053713-1",
            "locationsText": "15 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053713"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Duluth, GA - Warehouse Worker - Full Time - Night Shift",
            "externalPath": "/job/Duluth-GA-USA---2975-Evergreen-Drive-8148/Duluth--GA---Warehouse-Worker---Full-Time---Night-Shift_JR0054131",
            "locationsText": "Duluth, GA, USA - 2975 Evergreen Drive (8148)",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0054131"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Spécialiste en chef, opérations pharmacie  / Lead, Pharmacy Operations (Uniprix et Proxim)",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Spcialiste-en-chef--oprations-pharmacie----Lead--Pharmacy-Operations--Uniprix-et-Proxim-_JR0044359-1",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0044359"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Pricing & Contracts Analyst",
            "externalPath": "/job/TX-The-Woodlands/Pricing---Contracts-Analyst_JR0053596-1",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053596"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Gestionnaire principal de projets – Centre d’excellence Transport / Senior Project Manager – Transportation Centre of Excellence",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Gestionnaire-principal-de-projets---Centre-d-excellence-Transport---Senior-Project-Manager---Transportation-Centre-of-Excellence_JR0043733",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0043733"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Spécialiste, Taxes indirectes / Specialist, Indirect Tax (contrat 12 mois)",
            "externalPath": "/job/Greater-Montreal-Area/Spcialiste--Taxes-indirectes---Specialist--Indirect-Tax--contrat-12-mois-_JR0053819",
            "locationsText": "Greater Montreal Area",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053819"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Sr. Director, Employee Experience and Technology Enablement",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Sr-Director--Employee-Experience-and-Technology-Enablement_JR0053640-1",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053640"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Supervisor, Patient Services",
            "externalPath": "/job/Mississauga/Supervisor--Patient-Services_JR0053684",
            "locationsText": "Mississauga",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0053684"
            ]
        },
        {
            "title": "Associate Product Support Representative",
            "externalPath": "/job/DallasFort-Worth-Metro/Associate-Product-Support-Representative_JR0052373",
            "locationsText": "2 Locations",
            "postedOn": "Posted 3 Days Ago",
            "bulletFields": [
                "JR0052373"
            ]
        }
    ],
    "userAuthenticated": false
}

You can convert this to a custom object using Convert JSON to custom object action and then will be able to parse it.

The problem, however, is that it is limited to return a maximum of 20 results (pagination). It will return an error if you pass anything else to the "limit" parameter in the body.

But when you run the initial request (with "offset":0), you will also retrieve the total number of results as the very first value in the response. So, you can use that, divide it by 20 and then use pagination. In order to get the next page, you need to increase the value under "offset" in the request body.

So, for example, passing this to the body will return the first page:

{"limit": 20, "offset": 0, "searchText": "", "appliedFacets": {}}

but passing this to the body, will return the second page:

{"limit": 20, "offset": 20, "searchText": "", "appliedFacets": {}}

 etc.

 

This will be much more stable than doing it via the UI.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark it as the preferred solution. If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.
Regards, Agnius Bartninkas

@Agnius 

I see. Is it possible to add multiple passes in the 'Request body' to get all those pages in one 'Invoke webservice' action? I tried using a comma and semicolon but does not work.

Agnius
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@pjwilson87 

Nope. That's the idea - it is limited to 20 results per page. If you pass in any other number instead of 20, an error will be returned. That's how their endpoint is built and that's why you don't have an option in their web page to change the number of search results per page.

It is still a much more efficient way than doing it via the UI, in my opinion. You just need to build it in a loop until you get no further results. You would need to do the same thing with the Extract data from web page action, too, because it does not work with the paging element anyway.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark it as the preferred solution. If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.
Regards, Agnius Bartninkas

@Agnius 

I agree, this way seems more efficient and should work just fine. Thank you!

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We are excited to announce the "The Copilot Cookbook Community Challenge is a great way to showcase your creativity and connect with others. Plus, you could win tickets to the Power Platform Community Conference in Las Vegas in September 2024 as an amazing bonus.   Two ways to enter: 1. Copilot Studio Cookbook Gallery:  https://aka.ms/CS_Copilot_Cookbook_Challenge 2. Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery: https://aka.ms/PA_Copilot_Cookbook_Challenge   There will be 5 chances to qualify for the final drawing: Early Bird Entries: March 1 - June 2Week 1: June 3 - June 9Week 2: June 10 - June 16Week 3: June 17 - June 23Week 4: June 24 - June 30     At the end of each week, we will draw 5 random names from every user who has posted a qualifying Copilot Studio template, sample or demo in the Copilot Studio Cookbook or a qualifying Power Apps Copilot sample or demo in the Power Apps Copilot Cookbook. Users who are not drawn in a given week will be added to the pool for the next week. Users can qualify more than once, but no more than once per week. Four winners will be drawn at random from the total qualifying entrants. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random. Prizes:  One Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value, does not include travel, lodging, or any other expenses) Winners are also eligible to do a 10-minute presentation of their demo or solution in a community solutions showcase at the event. To qualify for the drawing, templates, samples or demos must be related to Copilot Studio or a Copilot feature of Power Apps, Power Automate, or Power Pages, and must demonstrate or solve a complete unique and useful business or technical problem. Power Automate and Power Pagers posts should be added to the Power Apps Cookbook. Final determination of qualifying entries is at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Weekly updates and the Final random winners will be posted in the News & Announcements section in the communities on July 29th, 2024. Did you submit entries early?  Early Bird Entries March 1 - June 2:  If you posted something in the "early bird" time frame complete this form: https://aka.ms/Copilot_Challenge_EarlyBirds if you would like to be entered in the challenge.   Week 1 Results:  Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Copilot Cookbook Gallery:Power Apps Cookbook Gallery:1.  @Mathieu_Paris 1.   @SpongYe 2.  @Dhanush 2.   @Deenuji 3.  n/a3.   @Nived_Nambiar  4.  n/a4.   @ManishSolanki 5.  n/a5.    n/a   Week 2 Results:  Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Copilot Cookbook Gallery:Power Apps Cookbook Gallery:1. Kasun_Pathirana1. ManishSolanki2. cloudatica2. madlad3. n/a3. SpongYe4. n/a4. n/a5. n/a5. n/a

Win free tickets to the Power Platform Conference | Summer of Solutions

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!    This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**

Celebrating the June Super User of the Month: Markus Franz

Markus Franz is a phenomenal contributor to the Power Apps Community. Super Users like Markus inspire others through their example, encouragement, and active participation.    The Why: "I do this to help others achieve what they are trying to do. As a total beginner back then without IT background I know how overwhelming things can be, so I decided to jump in and help others. I also do this to keep progressing and learning myself." Thank you, Markus Franz, for your outstanding work! Keep inspiring others and making a difference in the community! 🎉  Keep up the fantastic work! 👏👏 Markus Franz | LinkedIn  Power Apps: mmbr1606  

Your Moment to Shine: 2024 PPCC’s Got Power Awards Show

For the third year, we invite you, our talented community members, to participate in the grand 2024 Power Platform Community Conference's Got Power Awards. This event is your opportunity to showcase solutions that make a significant business impact, highlight extensive use of Power Platform products, demonstrate good governance, or tell an inspirational story. Share your success stories, inspire your peers, and show off some hidden talents.  This is your time to shine and bring your creations into the spotlight!  Make your mark, inspire others and leave a lasting impression. Sign up today for a chance to showcase your solution and win the coveted 2024 PPCC’s Got Power Award. This year we have three categories for you to participate in: Technical Solution Demo, Storytelling, and Hidden Talent.      The Technical solution demo category showcases your applications, automated workflows, copilot agentic experiences, web pages, AI capabilities, dashboards, and/or more. We want to see your most impactful Power Platform solutions!  The Storytelling category is where you can share your inspiring story, and the Hidden Talent category is where your talents (such as singing, dancing, jump roping, etc.) can shine! Submission Details:  Fill out the submission form https://aka.ms/PPCCGotPowerSignup by July 12th with details and a 2–5-minute video showcasing your Solution impact. (Please let us know you're coming to PPCC, too!)After review by a panel of Microsoft judges, the top storytellers will be invited to present a virtual demo presentation to the judges during early August. You’ll be notified soon after if you have been selected as a finalist to share your story live at PPCC’s Got Power!  The live show will feature the solution demos and storytelling talents of the top contestants, winner announcements, and the opportunity to network with your community.  It's not just a showcase for technical talent and storytelling showmanship, show it's a golden opportunity to make connections and celebrate our Community together! Let's make this a memorable event! See you there!   Mark your calendars! Date and Time: Thursday, Sept 19th Location: PPCC24 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV 

Tuesday Tip | Accepting Solutions

It's time for another TUESDAY TIPS, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.   To enhance our collaborative environment, it's important to acknowledge when your question has been answered satisfactorily. Here's a quick guide on how to accept a solution to your questions: Find the Helpful Reply: Navigate to the reply that has effectively answered your question.Accept as Solution: Look for the "Accept as Solution" button or link, usually located at the bottom of the reply.Confirm Your Selection: Clicking this button may prompt you for confirmation. Go ahead and confirm that this is indeed the solution.Acknowledgment: Once accepted, the reply will be highlighted, and the original post will be marked as "Solved". This helps other community members find the same solution quickly. By marking a reply as an accepted solution, you not only thank the person who helped you but also make it easier for others with similar questions to find answers. Let's continue to support each other by recognizing helpful contributions. 

Reminder: To register for the Community Ambassador Call on June 13th

Calling all Super Users & User Group Leaders   Reminder: To register for the Community Ambassador Call on June 13th—for an exclusive event for User Group Leaders and Super Users! This month is packed with exciting updates and activities within our community.   What's Happening: Community Updates: We'll share the latest developments and what's new in our vibrant community.Special Guest Speaker: Get ready for an insightful talk and live demo of Microsoft Copilot Studio templates by our special guest.Regular Updates: Stay informed with our routine updates for User Groups and Super Users.Community Insights: We'll provide general information about ongoing and upcoming community initiatives. Don't Miss Out: Register Now: Choose the session that fits your schedule best.Check your private messages or Super User Forum for registration links. We're excited to connect with you and continue building a stronger community together.   See you at the call!  

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