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NikosMoutzou
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IMPORTANT - Browser Automation potential issue - Upgrade your Power Automate for desktop installation before the update of browsers Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge to v113.x.y

Please upgrade your Power Automate for desktop installation before updating to the latest version of web browsers utilizing the Chromium engine v113.x.y (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). Upgrading of the browsers without upgrading the Power Automate for desktop installation will result in failure of desktop flows that utilize “Browser automation” actions.

 

A hotfix is released for Power Automate for desktop v2.31 and can be downloaded from the official links. All users impacted with this version installed must upgrade to the latest v2.31 build as soon as possible. 

 

For users who have installed versions v2.28, v2.29, v2.30 of Power Automate for desktop, Hotfix builds are available from today, the 3rd of May, 2023.  However, Microsoft recommends upgrading to the latest version. If you do not desire to upgrade to the latest, then you may download the respective Hotfix build from the links below:

NOTE: The specific links will be active until the 2nd of June, 2023.

 

For all users who have installed version v2.27 of Power Automate for desktop or older, you must upgrade to a newer version.

 

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NikosMoutzou
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NikosMoutzou
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shaunie_67
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This is why I only use Firefox ESR that is updated every 90 days and tested https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr and never have an issue with browser automation

Kunal_Kulkarni
Regular Visitor

Hi NikosMoutzou,

 

I am facing an issue after the PAD update to the 2.31 version. The problem is whenever I try to use the action "Extract data from web page" the UI element picker is not picking up the action from the browser. I created the same flow on the older version of PAD, it was working perfectly fine.

 

Here are some snaps attached for your reference.

woodsy9988
New Member

I am receiving many errors now on my flows. Pretty much every run is now failing from various issues. Closing the web browser, filling out a web text field.  All of the issues are related to browser automation.

 

I have upgraded to the latest version of PAD and the browser extensions are working.

Maarten_Vinke
Frequent Visitor

Hiya, all browser flows are failing.

 

Desktop version: 2.31.114.23122

Extension in Edge: 2.31.0.14

 

Advice would be appreciated. 

 

Update 12-05-2023: After removing Power Automate Desktop of devices and the browser extensions. Updating Windows and reinstalling everything in order -> Power Automate Desktop -> extension it all works again. 

DanJeal
Regular Visitor

Hi All

We have the same issues as noted above of flows randomly failing at 'Wait for web page content' and 'Focus text field on web page'. Even if we look at trying to use different steps the flows then have further errors.

 

Latest error is with the 'Focus text field on web page' stating 'Failed to set input focus on web page text box'. This has only started happening since the upgrade.

 

Power Automate Version: 2.31.114.23122

Power Automate Extension Version: 2.31.0.14

Chrome Version: 113.0.5672.93 (Official Build) (64-bit)

 
Is there any solution to this?
 
Many thanks
Dan
trice602
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marieroza
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I also have multiple flows failing, even though I'm running the latest version of PAD and the PA browser extension - I keep getting an error message of 'Failed to assume control of Microsoft Edge' which is one of the first steps in the process.

 

Everything ran fine in V2.26.

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ldz945
New Member

After upgrading to 2.31 yesterday, I found that when using the "Extract data from meeting" function from some websites, the mouse cannot click on the small page "Extract element value" and "Extract entire HTML table".

ldz945
New Member

After upgrading to 2.31 yesterday, I found that when using the "Extract data from web page" function from some websites, the mouse cannot click on the small page "Extract element value" and "Extract entire HTML table".

Can you fix this bug as soon as possible, it seriously affects the normal operation of the production flow.

Kresimir_RPA
Advocate IV
Advocate IV

I'm staying on PAD ver2.26 until you get some handle of current situation.

Hi,

 

I tried using your steps but still the issue is there.

Robpt
Advocate I
Advocate I

the action "Run JavaScript function on web page" was for the last 2 years, by far, the fastest and more resilient way to extract single data point from webpages, and has been nearly rendered useless in the last few month, not working at all on Chrome, and returning [object Object] where before it would just return strings. Is that going to be fixed. Updated to 2.32, still not working

lukap7
New Member

Hi,

 

Any news regarding this problem?

I am having trouble with all the flows using Browser automation. Tried to update and reinstall everything but still no success. Everything was working ok for me until Chrome updated to v113. After the update, all the flows started to fail (they were working fine a few minutes before Chrome update). I was using PAD v2.26 so I thought maybe that was a problem, but after the PAD update, the flows are still not working.

 

 

RomanPorchski
Regular Visitor

 An upgrade that cuts one of the main functionality of the product (bug, I hope?) + no official way to downgrade + no reaction in support forum. it starts to feel like a very bad joke.

jhbroch
Regular Visitor

Same issue as everyone above, all flows working perfectly until the updates and then suddenly riddled with errors. Ruined everything. 

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