Can send hot key will work in backgroud for excel

Hi, If I use the send hotkeys for excel activities, will this work in the background if we make the excel not visible. @Palaniyappan @Pablito

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Hi @balkishan, No it will not work.


You can execute send hot keys on excel application only when it is open right
Else the hotkeys will work in some other application
It will run when the bot is executed as unattended but the excel application will be brought to foreground
Same like Image automation
Cheers @balkishan


We can’t use Send Hotkey key activity with Excel activities.

You have to use either Start Process or Open application activity first to open Excel file and then send those hot keys using Send Hotkey activity.

In the excel application scope attach excel application maximize the excel and then send hot keys

This will be the best practice