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JonL
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Welcome to the Power Automate Desktop forum board!

Welcome to Power Automate Desktop (preview), a new desktop-based robotic process automate (RPA) authoring solution that expands low-code automation capabilities for everyone in an organization.

 

Here are some helpful links to get you started!

The Announcement Blog post

 

The Power Automate RPA webpage with more information

 

Power Automate Desktop documentation

 

Getting Started Video Series

 

Download RPA In a day training: RPA in a day training

 

Please feel free to post discussion and questions relating to Power automate Desktop and its uses in this forum.

As always, reach out to  @GabrielStJohn for help or concerns with the community site!

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Hi @Suhaib 

 

You could sign into PAD with a work or school account. Please find below all the prerequisites:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/ui-flows/setup#prerequisites

 

Regarding the error, could you share some more information? a screenshot of the error would also be helpful.

 

Thank you!

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Anonymous
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Good day.... I just want to know if POwer Automate Desktop has the capability to import task created  by Win Automation.   Rgds.

Hi @Anonymous 

 

This feature would be very useful indeed.

 

The Power Automate Desktop team is currently working on a migration tool that will help us import a WinAutomation Process into PAD. The first version is going to be available within the following months.

 

I hope the above helps!

Anonymous
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Thanks a lot for the response.

Suhaib
New Member

Dear Mr. Admin,

Well does desktop version supports personal accounts like mine?

and please do you know why testing the "I'll perform the trigger action" keeps waiting until it give "flow run time out..."

is that related to connection speed as an example ?

thanks in advance

Hi @Suhaib 

 

You could sign into PAD with a work or school account. Please find below all the prerequisites:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/ui-flows/setup#prerequisites

 

Regarding the error, could you share some more information? a screenshot of the error would also be helpful.

 

Thank you!

rschneider12345
Frequent Visitor

I am having a Power Automate Desktop (Preview) launch issue.  I have updated .NET to 4.8 and reinstalled Power Automate Desktop / UiFlows several times.

 

UiFlow Version:

2.1.43.20312

 

OS Version:

1803 (OS Build 17134. 1845)

 

.NET 4.8 version 

 

Event Viewer Error:

Message = Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070490)
Error = System.Exception
Full text = System.Exception: Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070490)
at Windows.UI.ViewManagement.UISettings.add_TextScaleFactorChanged(TypedEventHandler`2 handler)
at System.Runtime.InteropServices.WindowsRuntime.WindowsRuntimeMarshal.NativeOrStaticEventRegistrationImpl.AddEventHandler[T](Func`2 addMethod, Action`1 removeMethod, T handler)
at System.Runtime.InteropServices.WindowsRuntime.WindowsRuntimeMarshal.AddEventHandler[T](Func`2 addMethod, Action`1 removeMethod, T handler)
at WinAutomation.UI.Common.FontSizeManager.Register(ResourceDictionary dictionary) in D:\a\1\s\src\WinAutomation.Desktop\WinAutomation.UI.Common\FontSizeManager.cs:line 35
at WinAutomation.Console.Host.App.<>c__DisplayClass5_0.<OnStartup>g__OnStartupInternal|0() in D:\a\1\s\src\WinAutomation.Desktop\WinAutomation.Console\WinAutomation.Console.Host\App.xaml.cs:line 94
at WinAutomation.Logging.LoggerTraceOperationExtensions.TraceOperation[T](ILogger`1 logger, String methodName, Action logEventAction, Action func, Func`1 getSuccessMessage, Func`2 getFailureMessage, LogData[] data) in D:\a\1\s\src\WinAutomation.Desktop\WinAutomation.Logging\LoggerTraceOperationExtensions.cs:line 80
at WinAutomation.Console.Host.App.OnStartup(StartupEventArgs e) in D:\a\1\s\src\WinAutomation.Desktop\WinAutomation.Console\WinAutomation.Console.Host\App.xaml.cs:line 61
at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__1_0(Object unused)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)

Anonymous
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Whenever I run the flow which contains 'Launch Excel' action, I am getting the error saying that

'Failed to open Excel document '(Excel launching error.)'.

I updated my PAD to its latest version, still I am facing this issue.

 

Please suggest me a solution. Without resolving the issue, I cannot go ahead with the flow.

David_1985
Frequent Visitor

Hi Team,

 

I am having Power Automate installation issue. I have uninstalled .net and restarted and installed the PAD but the installation is not competed.There's a problem installing.

 

[39F4:39F8][2021-04-13T08:37:44]e000: Apply completion Failed.Code: 0x80070643. Status code: Unexpected. Message: Service 'UIFlowService' (UIFlowService) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services..
[39F4:39F8][2021-04-13T08:37:44]i399: Apply complete, result: 0x80070643, restart: None, ba requested restart: No

Do you have admin permissions?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/receiving-error-0x80070643-and-cannot-repair-n...


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mikebutler3030
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Hi, 

I'm new to Power Automate Desktop and having problems getting UI element to be recognized in a "Press button on web page" or "Click download link on web page".  I does show up in the UI element tab to the right. Any advice on getting to that next step would be appreciated. 

Mike,

Commonly, I have found that what I think should be a web element is actually a UI element, so try "Click UI element" in window if the element is not appearing under "Press button on web page".  Good luck.

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Radhika,

The only open Excel failure I have had was having redundant "Attach to Excel" actions where it told me "the file did not exist" simply because it was already the front Excel file.  It doesn't sound like this is your issue. 

Was it working before, or has "Launch Excel" never worked?

If it has never worked, I would try uninstalling and reinstalling your Microsoft Office products, it is possible that you are missing a driver.  I also don't know the underlying code to "Launch Excel", but I imagine it believes your Excel.exe is located in some variant similar to this address:  "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE"...if Excel.exe is not located in your C:\Program Files folder, it is possible that is also causing an issue.

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CharlesSpencer
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Okay, total newbie here.  What's the difference between Power Automate and Power Automate Desktop, if any?  I have access to one through my company Teams app, and the other appears to be a desktop application?  If there are differences, what factors determine which one I use?  And are there other flavors?

 

Thanks. 

Ankesh_49
Super User
Super User

@CharlesSpencer 
Please refer this video, as it throws light on the difference between two flavors of Power Automate namely:
Power automate and Power Automate RPA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPXKh9g5Rf0

 

Also, refer this introduction video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19CAWq1tK8

It will elucidate the difference and help you make your choice of which one to use.

Should you require any more information, do let me know.


Happy to help!!

 

Cheers,

Ankesh

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Thanks.  Both videos use terms I'm not familiar with but I'm getting some of it through context.  Unfortunately, I didn't find either as useful in helping me to choose which tool I should use for my first project.  It seems some of what I need is in one tool or the other but not both; or maybe I still don't understand.

 

The second video doesn't match what I see in my app; I don't have an "Internet Recorder".  This is true of many Power Automate videos I see; they show features, actions, or triggers that I can't find.  I've written Excel macros, command procedures, some rudimentary PowerShell scripts, but I can't get a grip on getting started with Automate.

 

Would anyone care to recommend text or manual tutorials?  I don't absorb instruction from video very well.  I have a poor ear for non-American accents, and I can't get back to earlier content without stabbing around repeatedly.

 

Thanks.

Ankesh_49
Super User
Super User

In that case the best place to get started for you would be MICROSOFT LEARN FOR POWER AUTOMATE:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/powerplatform/power-automate

In American accent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p5kI7SYz4Q

 

Hope it helps!!

 

Cheers,

Ankesh

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I took a quick glance at the first link and it appears to be more helpful than videos.  I'll look in detail on Monday.   I don't know if I can sit through a 3-hour video but at least this one was recorded at a volume I can hear. 

 

Thanks and I hope you have a good weekend.

Ankesh_49
Super User
Super User

You too!!

 

Hope it helps!!

 

Cheers,

Ankesh

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mTalha_Khan
Frequent Visitor

Hi all,

   I am facing some issue about the selection of  drop-down list it it that the dropdown value is picked it up but connote be pass. I have manually select it. 

mTalha_Khan_0-1670840271296.png

it worked but cannot pass to the application.

mTalha_Khan_1-1670840341373.png

please tell me the solution it is a dynamic field. The value in the dropdown changed on next time.

Regard,

M Talha

 

 

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