but found no answer till now and I happen to face some similar behaviors lately, so decided to ask for advice once more.
Open eventvwr.msc from Windows Run, and scrape all the logs listed in WIndows Log > System.
When I scrape using Native, it will only scrape visible parts of the screen, so I went with Full Method.
The Screen Scraping will scrape all data on the Windows Log.
The Current Behavior:
The Screen Scraping only scrape the first column.
1.Build Data table activity create column names
2.Use the selector for Element exists
3.Use click activity
4.Use while condition and call Element Exists Boolean Variable
5.Inside the while loop use Get Attribute activity and give property as title or aaname
6.Add data row activity
Hi @AshwinS2, thank you for your response.
I don’t think I’m following you.
Do you suggest not using Scraping and instead using Get Attribute to read the values?
I don’t think I can do it in my case since I need to loop for each of the log later, so I prefer it in datatable format. And in the case of eventvwr.msc, I tried using attribute and you cannot select individual cell, but when you select the row, the text and name only contains the first column too.
And, I really curious why it is not working (since I bumped into this 2-3times).
I tried to use [Screen Scraping ] to scrape the datatable from the system event log windows.
It seems only [native] method can catch data into datatable.
And when I use [full text] method to do the same thing ,it encounters a system error from my desktop system.
Noted that , the system event log has head and details .
May be the best way to get system event log is :
set a filter to select what event you want
automation this : download event log to xml file
then you can pick what you want from xml file
Should mentions : max download numbers of event log is 256 .
thank you for your time to see the actual condition and the details of the workaround.
I was a bit curious since like this case, I failed to screen scrape data grids with FullText Method on several desktop applications before, which made me think there was something wrong with how I scraped. But from your reply, seems like some applications just can’t be scraped using FullText Method, and I need to look for the workaround.
And thank you for the detailed export ways, will try it later but for not I think it answers my question on why the FullText Method failed.
I’m also quite confused by why [full text ] can not get datatable from this application.
Maybe just for this application dose not support data extraction .
If you can keep on looking for the answer ,while resolved ,let me know.
Hi @lainh, I happened to work on 2-3 other applications (same: Desktop Apps, Data Grid), and no it didn’t work and I had to go with workaround each time, so I just concluded that it just doesn’t work for several apps. Will update if it’s proved otherwise later
@whyyouandi When i tried Data scraping method it didn’t returned any value. Then i tried Screen scraping method but only the selected screen data is coming in output. We have vertical scroll bar in grid view so we want to scrap complete data not just selected data. Could you please elaborate about Find children?
Thanks @whyyouandi, I will give a try and see. I am also in contact with Uipath customer support and hope they will provide some solution. I checked it out on forum and Web and it seems like this is general problem and many users are facing the same. Uipath should do some enhancement and provide activity to handle grid view table because it very common in desktop applications.