I'm trying to generate a TSV (Tab Separated Values) file instead of a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file. Unfortunately, this statement (See Picture), is outputting literal \t sequences:
so I get something like this in my completed scrapedOutput.tsv file:
What I actually want is for the ASCII 0x09  character to be inserted in between each column of my TSV file.
Is there an easy way to output a Tab to a file in Power Automate Desktop?
 - https://www.asciitable.com/
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I am experiencing a similar issue, but with the "Populate text field in window" with a legacy program. UI element won't recognize text field (doesn't highlight when selected) and if it could output a Tab it would work. The "Focus text field in Window" doesn't work either because UI.
I think I get what you are saying there, but as a workaround until this is resolved, you might consider trying:
Selenium for C# for WebApps: https://zetcode.com/csharp/selenium/
Coded UI Tests for Desktop Apps: https://azuredevopslabs.com/labs/tfs/codedui/
Unfortunately, it seems Coded UI tests are now deprecated and they require the Enterprise version of Visual Studio. The Enterprise version of Visual Studio is pretty pricey from my understanding.
Per Malik on SO,
there may be a new driver called WinAppDriver that you can use to test Desktop apps without having to have Visual Studio Enterprise. There seem to be some really good examples of how to use it here:
It doesn't look like you need Visual Studio to work with WinAppDriver. VisualStudioCode, Notepad++, EMACS, vi (or whatever) will probably work fine as long as you stay on a Windows machine.
Most developers trying to do automated Desktop testing will likely have a better experience with WinAppDriver than PowerAutomateDesktop.