Launching Applications/Postgres Connectivity

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#1

Hi all,

Currently evaluating UiPath for some projects coming up in 2017. I’ve gone through some of the documentation and I’m still unclear on a couple of things.

1 - Launching applications. I’m trying to configure it to open Chrome and then use that window to go to a URL. I used the Launch Application step followed by Type Into. It seems logically like it will work but then I get an error:

Main has thrown an exception.

Message: Selector not found.

Source: Open application 'chrome.exe Selector's

Exception Type: COMException

It seems like there’s an issue with the ID of Chrome in the selector, but as I’m just evaluating the software right now I haven’t dove too deep into the selectors. The documentation I’ve seen focuses on applications like Notepad. I’m wondering if anyone has an example of launching a browser(Chrome or Firefox) and then actually performing tasks in it, so that I can compare and see what I’m doing wrong.

2 - Much shorter question. We use Postgres for our databases. Does UiPath support this? I haven’t come across documentation on how to interface UiPath with a PG database or if it’s even possible.

Thanks for any help. Normally I would try to research this a little more on my own, but at this time we’re just evaluating the software so I’m trying to minimize the amount of time I spend researching issues and spend more time seeing if UiPath fits our needs.


#2

Hi,

Ad 1. Since you’re using Chrome, make sure you have the plugin installed. Use OpenBrowser activity (remember to change which browser in properties) instead of LaunchApplication. There are a couple of activities, like NavigateTo that should fit your needs.
Check the Web Tutorials (note: some of them show older versions of software, but most functionality is almost the same from user perspective).
From experience I can say that I have some projects running with Chrome and I’m pretty happy with how they work.

Ad 2. (non-definitive answer) Should work through ODBC I think. Make sure you have UiPath.Database.Activities package installed and check with DatabaseConnect activity.

Regards.


#3

Thanks for information! Very much appreciated.