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PiperDan
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Selecting specific HTML links to click

Hi.  I have a webpage with multiple dynamic links on it that change everyday.  I would like to select and click specific links from the page, based off link name, but am having trouble writing a flow for this.  An example of the dynamic links looks like this...

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Could someone please help me with selecting only the "Notice of Assessment" links and clicking only them.  I can run a flow to click every link but specific selection is where I am having trouble.  Thanks in advance.

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burque505
Helper V
Helper V

Are you able to post a screenshot or a copy of the element that contains "Notice of Assessment"?

Take a look at this post on dynamic selectors also.

 

Thank you for the quick response.  This is the element of the Notice of Assessment...

 

> document[Class="Chrome_RenderWidgetHostHWND"] > table > custom:eq(0) > dataitem > group > group[Id="Main"] > group:eq(0) > table[Id="atoo-cch-ato-table-001"] > custom:eq(74) > dataitem[Name="Notice of assessment - Individual or Trust - EFT refund / Payment due"] > hyperlink[Id="atoo-cch-atolink-corres-21"]

 

So judging by your posted link, I'm going to have to mess with UI Selectors and use the Name= as the defining element to distinguish between each link?

burque505
Helper V
Helper V

@PiperDan, that is what I would try if I were you.  This link on UI Elements may also help.

 

fraenK
Memorable Member
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The easiest way would be to first extract a list of all links using: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/desktop-flows/actions-reference/webautomation#extrac...

Then loop through the resulting list with a counter variable:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/desktop-flows/actions-reference/loops#foreach

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/desktop-flows/actions-reference/variables#increaseva...

If the text contains your key word then click the link, in the selector use ordinal for the <a> element and add the counter variable

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/desktop-flows/actions-reference/webautomation#clickb...

 


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Thank you for this @fraenK  You have put me on the right path.  However my skills are very elementary at this stage.  Could you post an image example for me of the For Each structure perhaps? 

 

At the moment I have Extracted the data to a list variable and am running a For Each Loop over that list variable, but I have no idea what to put within the For Each Loop.  At the moment I have an IF %currentitem% contains Notice of Assessment write to Display Message (just wanted to see if I was on the right track), but it resulted in just looping through the list and not running the IF - no errors and no display message.

You need to have a look at the extracted data variable if it really contains the link titles

 

Code could be:

Set a counter variable to 0

Extract the data

for each

if currentitem contains your keyword

click the link with counter as ordinal value

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