Uipath Type Into activity is changing string values while entering data into web application

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#1

Scenario: Uipath Type Into activity is changing string values while entering data into web application

Steps to reproduce: intermittently happening. Not consistent. Reason un known.

while development if we have to save a file in a save as window RPA developer will give full file path in a string in Type Into activity as follows:

Current Behavior:

stgrinvalue = "C;\users\testuser\allPDFs\statement1.pdf"
stringvalue = "C:|users\testuser\allPDFs\statement1.pdf"
in the above both stringvalue we can observe “;” instead of colon UiPath Type Into activity changed as semi colon and posted into save as window and process is getting failed.
in the another example, stringvalue should have \ symbol but Uipath Type Into activity changed as pipe symbol “|”.
because of this kind of behavior robot execution is getting failed.

This is not happening every time but 1 in 100 times. Because of this un expected behavior robot performance is getting degrade. Reason un known… looking for experts insights on the same.

Expected Behavior: given string values should not get manipulated by UiPath activity.

Studio Community Version: 2017.1.6309

Last stable behavior: 2017.1.6309
Last stable version: 2017.1.6309
OS Version: Windows
Others if Relevant: (workflow, logs, .net version, service pack, etc):


#2

Hi,
Due to inconsistent behavior I can’t say much on this.
Can you try with TypInto (simulateType checked).
I feel like set text is redundant (which even doesn’t have much feature property too):thinking: .Typeinto have all 3 input methods.
@Gabriel_Tatu


#3

Yes the problem is with Type Into activity only… i changed the subject line :slight_smile:


#4

haha come on mate. plot twist.:rofl:
Yep faced this scanrio couple of times .
Just try to keep some delay between keys property/delay before and play around with default,windows message,simulateType methods.