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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.

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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 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**   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.   Community MembersNumber SolutionsSuper UsersNumber Solutions Deenuji 9 @NathanAlvares24  17 @Anil_g  7 @ManishSolanki  13 @eetuRobo  5 @David_MA  10 @VishnuReddy1997  5 @SpongYe  9JhonatanOB19932 (tie) @Nived_Nambiar  8 @maltie  2 (tie)   @PA-Noob  2 (tie)   @LukeMcG  2 (tie)   @tgut03  2 (tie)       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. Week 2: Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate  @Deenuji  12@ManishSolanki 19 @Anil_g  10 @NathanAlvares24  17 @VishnuReddy1997  6 @Expiscornovus  10 @Tjan  5 @Nived_Nambiar  10 @eetuRobo  3 @SudeepGhatakNZ 8     Week 3 Results: Congratulations to the Week 3 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 3:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate Deenuji32ManishSolanki55VishnuReddy199724NathanAlvares2444Anil_g22SudeepGhatakNZ40eetuRobo18Nived_Nambiar28Tjan8David_MA22   Week 4 Results: Congratulations to the Week 4 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 4:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate Deenuji11FLMike31Sayan11ManishSolanki16VishnuReddy199710creativeopinion14Akshansh-Sharma3SudeepGhatakNZ7claudiovc2CFernandes5 misc2Nived_Nambiar5 Usernametwice232rzaneti5 eetuRobo2   Anil_g2   SharonS2  

Check Out | 2024 Release Wave 2 Plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform

On July 16, 2024, we published the 2024 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. These plans are a compilation of the new capabilities planned to be released between October 2024 to March 2025. This release introduces a wealth of new features designed to enhance customer understanding and improve overall user experience, showcasing our dedication to driving digital transformation for our customers and partners.    The upcoming wave is centered around utilizing advanced AI and Microsoft Copilot technologies to enhance user productivity and streamline operations across diverse business applications. These enhancements include intelligent automation, AI-powered insights, and immersive user experiences that are designed to break down barriers between data, insights, and individuals. Watch a summary of the release highlights.    Discover the latest features that empower organizations to operate more efficiently and adaptively. From AI-driven sales insights and customer service enhancements to predictive analytics in supply chain management and autonomous financial processes, the new capabilities enable businesses to proactively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.    

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to https://aka.ms/PPCommSupport.   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

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