How to use ExtractMetaData Field of ExtractData activity

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#1

What is the meaning and possible uses and options of the ExtractMetaData Field of ExtractData Activity

When I use the extract table wizard it always seems to give me the following

<extract-table get_columns_name='1' />

Perhaps my larger question is how to have finer control over what table to extract and what to extract

For example … I can use the following selector to extract a table from the screen:

webctrl parentid=‘div3’ tag=‘TABLE’

In this case the table is the third table on the screen … but the order can change

I would like to pull the table based on it’s aaname which does not change instead of the “parentID=div3”

Does my question make sense?


#2

You should be able to edit the attributes of the selector in UiPath Explorer so that you can remove the ‘parentID=div3’ part and include aaname instead?