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ele2
Helper I
Helper I

Issue extracting data using live web helper

I've been trying to extract element values using the live web helper and it does work for some of it: 

 

But when I try to set the elements for the actual contents it just puts all the details together as one single value

 

Why is this? How do I change it?

 

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VJR
Super User
Super User

Hi @ele2 

You can extract one element at a time and set contents of each element.

ele2
Helper I
Helper I

Hi @VJR, I don't quite understand what you mean. The problem is that PAD isn't letting me extract one element at a time - it's taking all the data together and extracting it as a one value. It lets me extract the for the headings (in bold) as separate values, but not the writing underneath, if that makes sense.  

Okay, I now better understand your situation.

Looks like a web application. So some options to try:

- Try hovering your mouse to another location on the screen and see if you get the red border over an element.

Sometimes this happens.

- Secondly, are you able to go to its html code (right click -> Inspect element) and see how the tags are written?

- Also try javascript on webpage if you are able to get the id from the html tags.

- See if you can make use of Wait for text on screen.

 

ele2
Helper I
Helper I

Thanks for the reply @VJR

Unfortunately the red borders don't hover over those sections. 

Do you know where I can get the id for the tags? I can't see it.

 

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