Selectors and anchors


#1

Can’t select a window in an app using either selectors or anchors. Anyone got any suggestions please?


#2

Hi Vennie,

Did you try recording ? if it is in local environment.

Thanks,
Hari


#3

Hi vennie,

U can either try web or desktop recording.please try it once.

Thanks
shaik azmal


#4

Hi Shaik,

I tried that first. It works until you logout of Studio and log back in again, then it fails to find the selectors.

So then I tried using Ui Explorer which said the selectors are correct. I then tried using a variety if clicks, IE mouse click, image click ETC, that didn’t work so I then tried using Anchor Base and that didn’t work.

Regards,

Vennie

Regards,

Malcolm Venn

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#5

Hi there @Vennie,
Would you be able to provide the selector you are using?

Perhaps it is not generic enough, that changes in the environment, are causing failures.

Thanks in advance,
Josh


#6

Please share the screen shot of the error so that it will be useful to find out

thanks,
shaik azmal


#7

Hi,

Attached is the error message

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Selector Error Message.xlsx (114 KB)


#8

Hi Josh,

Please see screen shot below.

Regards,

Malcolm Venn

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#9

Hi Josh,

I’ve attached another couple of screen shots which may give you more of an idea of the problem. I have obtained these using the recorder function, as opposed to dragging activities.

The first one show the button I am trying to hit, and the second is from the selector editing function.

If you need anything else, please let me know, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Malcolm Venn

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Finance & Accounting

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#10

Hi there @Vennie,
Apologies for the delayed response.

I can see the error you have received stems from a “Click Image” activity.

Have you resorted to image-based automation as a workaround for this particular element, due to inconsistencies in its identification?

As a final note, can you please launch the UiExplorer, identify the necessary button, and screenshot the selector it provides?

Thanks once again,
Josh


#11

Hi Josh,

Yes I was trying all different ways to try and get it to work.

I have actually sent you an updated screen about an hour ago.

Regards

Vennie

Regards,

Malcolm Venn

BA and O2C SME

Projects and Business Support Team

Finance & Accounting

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#12

Hi there @Vennie,
The screenshot sent does not have a selector that relates to the required button.

Without access to the system, I would try the below:

  • Open UiExplorer, identify the overarching window, and review the Ui Tree, aiming to locate the element, or a nearby element
  • Try the “Click Text” activity (not “Click OCR Text”), providing a parent element and the relevant text “All Calls Admin”

Failing both of those, you may want to explore potential hotkey combinations.

I would always save image-based recognition as a final resort, as any alterations to the application, or display settings (resolutions, etc.), will potentially cause failures.

Thanks in advance,
Josh


#13

Hi Josh,

I have already tried Click Text and Click OCR. Is there a link to a Hotkey tutorial, or is the same as Selector / Wildcard?

Regards,

Vennie

Regards,

Malcolm Venn

BA and O2C SME

Projects and Business Support Team

Finance & Accounting

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#14

Hi Josh,

We are not able to assign hotkeys as these are locked down and only IT can create – also not all functions is vQSM will work with a hotkey.

Is it possible to arrange a Skype meeting with you?

Regards,

Vennie

Regards,

Malcolm Venn

BA and O2C SME

Projects and Business Support Team

Finance & Accounting

NHS Shared Business Services

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#15

Hi there @Vennie,
Certainly, I will PM you privately.

Thanks,
Josh