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Anonymous
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Need to extract the state of the radio button

Hi Guys, 

 

I need to extract the state of the radio button , using Ui automation . There is no specific selector for the radio button, but BOT need to understand whether those radio buttons are selected. Sharing the screenshot, please have a look a look.

 

adhilabdu_0-1657633372834.png

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Ankesh_49
Super User
Super User

@Anonymous Refer this: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Desktop/Set-radio-button-checked-by-using-Run-Javascript-function-on-web/td-p/827138

 

Hope it helps!!

 

Cheers,

Ankesh

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VJR
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May I know why do you say there is no selector for the radio button? Is PAD not able to detect the UI element?

If not able to get the UI element using normal ways, record the action of just clicking the button, go to the UI elements tab there you will see the element.

Then use this element in the "Get details of element on web page" action.

Get the Value and check what value does it return 0, -1, 1, true, false, etc and accordingly check the status.

Anonymous
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Hi @Ankesh_49 , @VJR , 

 

Thankyou for your replies, 

 

The problem which I'm facing here it's need to extract the state of the radio button, where there is no specific id for the radio state mentioned in the selectors, and the image recognition with PAD is also not working with basic and advance algorithm, 

 

I've tried with JavaScript, but which we don't have the correct id to specific position, it also failed.

 

Thanks in advance

Ankesh_49
Super User
Super User

@Anonymous Did you tried @VJR suggestion to record and check the UiElement.

 

or else could you please share the details of your application

Anonymous
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@Ankesh_49  I've tried of using recorder , only able to choose entire label not particular radio button. 

 

 

trying to automate ServiceNow 

Henrik_M
Super User
Super User

Please share the HTML code of the radio button group.

Anonymous
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@Henrik_M Sharing the HTML elements, 

 

<span class="input-group-radio" aria-checked="false"><input id="ni.VE4c07e36bdb6ebf04c6e4d18c689619c2_e8c0b58bdb9573004aafe16c0b9619bc" name="ni.VE4c07e36bdb6ebf04c6e4d18c689619c2" type="radio" class="cat_item_option radio disabled readonly" value="add_user_mail_distribution_list" readonly="readonly"><label for="ni.VE4c07e36bdb6ebf04c6e4d18c689619c2_e8c0b58bdb9573004aafe16c0b9619bc" class="radio-label">Add new user in the mail distribution list</label></span>

 

 

Thanks in Advance

Hello @Anonymous 

When using JavaScript, the input tag should contain a name attribute, that should be enough, so you don't need to use a specific id.

document.querySelector('input[name="action"]:checked').value

See complete solution at: https://power.automate.gallery/DTA51C6fVGuP 

But of course, if it's a custom made radio button, then we need a html example to help you.

Henrik_M
Super User
Super User

You have to add a UI element with the following selector:

span[class="input-group-radio"]:contains("Add new user in the mail distribution list")

 

Then use it in a Get details of element on web page action:

Henrik_M_0-1657719030414.png

 

The %AttributeValue% variable will then be 'true' or 'false' depending on its state.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi @PAG 

 

it doesn't worked, not getting any result

 

Thanks,

Anonymous
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@Henrik_M , 

adhilabdu_0-1657721629844.png

Not able to see that option in this action ,could you please specify more on it . 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Henrik_M
Super User
Super User

It's not a standard option; you just write it.

I made some changes to the example, reload the link to see changes. It's now working with your provided html code.

Pavel_NaNoi
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

As long as its not a dynamic radio button, can't you just use the "If webpage contains / if window contains" action?

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