Thanks for the advice but I really want a generic solution to this disappearing element issue. It may not be possible to use a specific URL in every case of a disappearing element, although I appreciate that in this case you can do as you suggest.
Thanks for the advice, I’d really rather not use an OCR solution (except as a last resort) as I don’t find OCR in general to be very reliable. Also I should be able to interact with an element using a selector (if I can only interact with the element)
In modern design there is an option called hoverable element selection while indicating the ui element. You can enable manually or use f6 shortcut to do a hoverable selection. This makes easy in that type of selections. I think you are using classic design so you are not able to find that option.
And in my case I solve the issue by pause the selection and right click the search for invoice button then the menu pop up will not disappear so then I select the search for invoice option.
You were absolutely right I was using classic experience (no F6 button). I downloaded the starting code from the UiPath academy (Project Organisation in studio - Practice 3 libraries) and it was in classic mode (they should probably update that). The F6 is available in modern as you said and works great. This is the solution I was looking for
I would however still be interested in knowing how to deal with this situation using the classic toolset as it must have been an issue before modern activities were introduced. If anyone knows
Thanks for the workflow, which absolutely does work, but I still have no idea how you got the element selector for the click.
Even if you use hover instead of click as you did for the invoices button you are still going to be unable to select the click for search for invoice as it will disappear when you are trying to select the element for the activity.
You seem to be using classic activities so maybe you used the element hierarchy to select the element, I don’t know.
I’m really interested in a general solution to the problem of disappearing elements (such as using the F6 button in modern design) rather than a specific solution where I still have no idea how it was done.
If you can let me know however I would be very interested to understand how this is overcome in classic design.