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UI selectors based on element text (in SAP GUI)



I've a question regarding selectors in PAD: How can i get the full list of the attributes of an element?


In web automation, it's quite easy to inspect a webpage's code but for windows automation i couldn't find a way to systematically do the same.


The problem is that the selectors given by default when you add a UI element are often lacking. Doing custom selectors is sometimes the only way to make things work. However to do so, the full list of the element's attribute is needed in order to build the most suited selector.


In my case, i'd like to dynamically select an element in SAP GUI using the displayed text of my element. This text is nowhere to be seen in standard selectors (the element only identifiable by its id but it's not dynamic). 

If i use the "get details" function on the element and select "own text" as attribute, PAD is able to get me the text. Its quite frustrating not being able to do the same the other way around.


If anyone of you knows how does the "get details" function find what "Own text" is, i'd be really interested.




Best regards.


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I have the same question. I would like to search by the Own Text on a windows table because everything before that doesn't allow me to find the correct row.

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