Using an Anchor


#1

I keep getting an error message that " The selected control doesn’t have a reliable selector" It suggests I use an Anchor. What does this mean?


#2

Hey @Nkululeko_Mindu_ZA

Please go through with this link to understand Anchor Activity.

please see an example here

Regards…!!


#3

Hi! I’m taking the RPA Academy Foundation training, there is an exercise where you use the record option to create a robot that type in the notepad. In the training video is only choosen the “format” option and UiPath recognize it, but when I try to do the same I receive the message: " The selected control doesn’t have a reliable selector". And also tells me to use an anchor. But when I run the robot it never find the “Format” tab and doesn’t click on it. Any help or explication will be very helpful. Regards.


#4

I am getting a similar error too. Any help on this ? or were you able to find a solution @padras ? This is a problem even while trying to automate or work on browser which is very surprising


#5

Hi,
Did you solve this problem? I start my course and I had the same situation.

regards,

Guilherme


#6

This means that element you are trying to get does not have a reliable selector, you need to change the selector or use an anchor which relatively finds the element. Where are you facing the issue?


#7

I was doing an exercise in academy and the problem occurs in notepad. When I click in “format”, UiPath show me this pop-up…

tks for while,
Guilherme


Anchor Popup while recording a process
#8

Yes it happens you can try one more thing, you can edit selector yourself or use UI explorer to create your own customized selector by selector or removing attributes


#9

I’m also having this issue. Any official solutions?


#10

Hi,
I tried again and choose “Not” to use an “Anchor”, and this time, script work well.
I restart my computer too.

for while is this…

Guilherme