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HELP! Table extraction not working in Power Automate

Hi, I am trying to update an extraction table in Power Auotmate but it doesnt seem to be working.  If I right click I cannot select 'extract element' and the type of element does not show either.  I thought it was maybe just me, so I got another user to test this and he had the same issue.  Then I tried another web page and I had the same issue extracting data for that.

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OkanAT
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Super User

Hi,

 

Can you send a link of the WebPage and screen of the element you try to Extract?

OkanAT
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Super User

Make sure you have downloaded the Power Automate DEsktop Extension for the Browser you are using.

Anonymous
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Yes im using MS Edge and have the extension

 

The-Rainbow
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Based on your description, I guess you need to disable JavaScript on the webpage, which is done in the development mode accessed by pressing F12. Then, you can try right-clicking to extract the desired elements. If possible, you can add this operation to the workflow.

Anonymous
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I disabled the javascript on the webpage but I still couldnt extract.  When I right click on the table I get the highlight boxes, and it will show the options to extract, but it wont allow me to click to extract the text element.  I have tried uprgading to latest version of PA (2.32) but still the same issue

What Element are you trying to Extract?

Can you send us screenshots of the Elements and screenshots of your Flow actions?

Anonymous
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its a table within a pop up, I have also tried extracting directly from a webpage and that doesnt seem to work either.  I unfortunately cant send screenshots as its financial information

OkanAT
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Super User

Ok,

 

Are you getting any results? Any Errors? Do you make sure when you use the activity within power automate desktop, you click on your Browser/Window directly after? Otherwise the extract wizard wont pop up. When you try to right click, does it show a red line around the element before hand? If not, the window/browser is not being recognized. 

I'd love to help more specific but I can't with this information. You could perhaps draw a black line through your screenshots to protect financial information. 

Anonymous
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PA error.png

Anonymous
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So I get the wizard, when I right click I get the selection box, but I cant actually click on any of the options and it doesnt show me the value in text to select either

OkanAT
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Super User

Hi,

 

I'm guessing PAD doesn't reconignize the ui-element (Table) you try to extract. Read this thread for some more insight in how and what you can try to do.

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