Barry John Edwards
June 21, 2016 14:30 NONE
I seem to be having a lot of problems with using the screen scraping feature in Uipath.
The idea of the automation is to search a table within a web page for a given text. So I start the Macro Recorder, select Web and Text -> Mouse -> Click.
I then select the area of the page where I want to scrape and it opens the Screen Scraper wizard which displays the scraped text. I then copy out the text I want to search and paste it into the Text to be found box.
At this point one thing. The native method of scraping NEVER works in this instance. No matter how clear the text is in the scrape, it claims it’s not there…
Google OCR more than often generates gibberish. But Microsoft OCR seems OK and it seems happy to indicate the required text on the screen and clicks the button relative to it fine…
Until you run it within a workflow. When it gets to this point the automation pauses… and fails with an ActivityTimeoutException. Every time.
I have scraped different areas and UI elements and it never works.
So am I missing something here?