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ghdunn
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RPA Web Automation Flow...Press Button on Webpage

I am just getting started with RPA flows to interact with web apps..in this case Dynamics 365.

It seems the Button I am trying to press in a loop changes its reference...sometimes says 'a...d10-button' and then 'a...d12-button'...so it fails after the first loop.

 

Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong?

 

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GanCW
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How about using 'Move Mouse to Image' action to move the mouse to the button and click on the button instead.

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BTJC99
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Try inspecting the button in your browser through developer tools. Find the unique ID for the button and then you could run a javascript action to click the button:

function myFunction() {
  document.getElementById("insertButtonIDHere").click(); // Click on the button
}

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thanks @BTJC99 

i think i have matched your instructions, and it runs successfully, but it doesn't seem to click the button. am i missing something?

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AnkushKrSingh
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Hi Gerald,

 

As discussed, the problem got solved by taking controls from JS and also from taking Image click on the button. PLease confirm the same here as well.

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GanCW
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How about using 'Move Mouse to Image' action to move the mouse to the button and click on the button instead.

BTJC99
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Try inspecting the button in your browser through developer tools. Find the unique ID for the button and then you could run a javascript action to click the button:

function myFunction() {
  document.getElementById("insertButtonIDHere").click(); // Click on the button
}

thanks @BTJC99 

i think i have matched your instructions, and it runs successfully, but it doesn't seem to click the button. am i missing something?

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thanks @GanCW   I am not sure if i am using the wrong setting, but the 'capture image' seems to select only a single pixel?

 

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You should click and drag to select an area

@GanCW Great...thanks... Tell me, is this covered in any documentation or do you know perhaps because of Selenium knowledge?

Hi @BTJC99.    @GanCW has given me one fix for this, but i am keen on understanding the function solution as well.  Have you any idea why my config isn't working?

Looks like the id specified for the button is incorrect. As an example, go to https://www.w3schools.com/

Then, inspect the "Log In" button on the top right (F12 in google chrome or Edge)

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Then, look for the attribute called "id" as seen in screenshot below: 

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So in this case the corresponding javascript would be:

function myFunction() {
  document.getElementById("w3loginbtn").click(); // Click on the Sign In button
}

GanCW
Resolver II
Resolver II

Oops wrong thread..


@ghdunn wrote:

@GanCW Great...thanks... Tell me, is this covered in any documentation or do you know perhaps because of Selenium knowledge?

 


Please read the PAD documentation, specifically the Actions reference.

Mouse and keyboard - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs

 

There are lots of useful information on the documentation

Thanks @GanCW I did review that documentation but I am not sure it covered your tip to 'click and drag'.  🙂  But thanks!

AnkushKrSingh
Frequent Visitor

you can also try changing selector at run time and that will be much robust than image capture or mouse event. We find the exact selector which needed to be changed in UI element pane and then we increment it in loop. This is how we solve this issue in loop.

 

Other options are using

Java Script, Image action and Mouse events which are already explained above.

Hi @AnkushKrSingh  just following up on this....could you give me an example, please?  When you say 'exact selector' do you mean that the reference to (for example) a button simply increments each time it is selected?

 

Thanks!

Hi.. lets connect and  i can show you exactly how yo do it. My email id is .. courseonudemy@gmail.com.. u can directly connect me here and we can schedule a connect. I am following IST time zone

email sent..thanks!

AnkushKrSingh
Frequent Visitor

Hi Gerald,

 

As discussed, the problem got solved by taking controls from JS and also from taking Image click on the button. PLease confirm the same here as well.

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