Open application activity

open application activity : the input are selector and filename.

my question is is it compulsory to provide both the input ie (Selector and filename)? let me know the same as i am at initial level.


  • Selector - Text property used to find a particular UI element when the activity is executed. It is actually an XML fragment specifying attributes of the GUI element you are looking for and of some of its parents.
  • FileName - The full file path where you can find the executable file of the application you want to open. For example, if you want to open Excel, the path should look like C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE .
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welcome to uipath community
yah ofcourse
when we use the option INDICATE ON SCREEN with which if we indicate the application that we want to open automatically both the filname and selector will be updated

so it implies that we need both and if we neglect any one input we will be getting validation error buddy
Cheers @Maulik_Shah

thanks Palaniyappan

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No Worries
do we have any other queries to be discussed
Cheers @Maulik_Shah

@Maulik_Shah File name: Is the location where your application is installed.
Selector: helps you to interact with the application you just opened.
Argument: to open a specific file using your application.exe eg. a .xlsx file using a MSExcel.exe