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Actions performed on objects captured with Universal Recorder

  • Updated: 5/14/2021
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Actions performed on objects captured with Universal Recorder

After capturing the object, specify the action for the bot to do to the object at runtime. For example, if you capture a hyperlink, you can select an action to click the link or to retrieve the link text. Refer to the table below for the objects and their possible actions.

Note: After you have captured an object and open the Action drop-down list, the list might offer actions for an object that are not supported. Only use the actions for an object that are listed in the table below.
Object Actions
Button
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Click
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Checkbox
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get status: retrieves whether the check box is selected. Returns checked or unchecked.
  • Check
  • Uncheck
  • Set focus
  • Toggle: switches the check box to the opposite status. For example, if the check box is checked, use the Toggle action to clear it.
  • Left click: use this action if the Toggle action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Client
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get all children names
  • Get all children values
  • Set text: enters text into the UI object. It supports credentials.

    Credentials and credential variables in the Bot editor

  • Click
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
ComboBox (appears as a drop-down list)
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get total items: retrieves the number of items in the box.
  • Get selected index: retrieves the item's position in the menu.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Get selected item key: retrieves the key of the selected item.
  • Get selected text: retrieves the data from the selected item.
  • Select item by index: selects the item that is located at the specified index.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Select item by text selects the item that matches the specified text.
    Note: The Assign value field is case-sensitive.
  • Set focus
  • Expand
  • Click
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
GridView (SAP only)
  • Click on cell by index
    Note: Index count starts at 1.
  • Double click current cell
  • Get total rows: retrieves the number of rows that contain values.
  • Get total columns: retrieves the number of columns that contain values.
  • Get cell text by index: retrieves the data in the specified cell located at the row and column index.
    Note: Row and column index counts start at 1. For example, to retrieve the data in cell A2, enter 1 in the Row field and 2 in the Column field.
  • Get cell index by text: retrieves the index of the cell containing the specified text.
    Note: The Cell Text field is case-sensitive.
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get table: retrieves the table data and saves it to a Table variable. For more information, see Example of extracting data from a web table.
  • Select all
  • Set cell by index: enters text into the cell located at the row and column index.
    Note: Row and column index counts start at 1. For example, to enter text into cell A2, enter 1 in the Row field and 2 in the Column field.
  • Set cell by text: enters text into the cell containing the specified text.
    Note: The Find Text field is case-sensitive.
  • Set current cell
  • Set current row
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Label
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Link
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Click
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
ListView
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get total items: retrieves the number of items in the list.
  • Get selected index: retrieves the item's position in the menu.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Get selected text: retrieves the data from the selected item.
  • Select item by index: selects the item that is located at the specified index.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Select item by text selects the item that matches the specified text.
    Note: The Assign value field is case-sensitive.
  • Click
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Main window
  • Get focus control id: retrieves the ID of the control that is in focus.
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Set focus
  • Send key
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Menu
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get total items: retrieves the number of items in the menu.
  • Get selected index: retrieves the item's position in the menu.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Get selected text: retrieves the data from the selected item.
  • Select item by index: selects the item that is located at the specified index.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Select item by text selects the item that matches the specified text.
    Note: The Assign value field is case-sensitive.
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Page Tab
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get total items: retrieves the number of items in the tab.
  • Get selected index: retrieves the item's position in the menu.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Get selected text: retrieves the data from the selected item.
  • Select item by index: selects the item that is located at the specified index.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Select item by text selects the item that matches the specified text.
    Note: The Assign value field is case-sensitive.
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
RadioButton
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get status: retrieves whether the radio button is selected. Returns selected or deselected.
  • Select
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Shell
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Slider
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Set position
  • Right click
  • Double click
Tab
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Scroll left
  • Select
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Table
  • Deselect all
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get cell text by index: retrieves the data in the specified cell located at the row and column index.
    Note: Row and column index counts start at 1. For example, to retrieve the data in cell A2, enter 1 in the Row field and 2 in the Column field.
  • Get cell index by text: retrieves the index of the cell containing the specified text.
    Note: The Cell Text field is case-sensitive.
  • Get table: retrieves the table data and saves it to a Table variable. For more information, see Example of extracting data from a web table.
  • Get total rows: retrieves the number of rows that contain values.
  • Get total columns: retrieves the number of columns that contain values.
  • Select row
  • Select all
  • Set cell by index: enters text into the cell located at the row and column index.
    Note: Row and column index counts start at 1. For example, to enter text into cell A2, enter 1 in the Row field and 2 in the Column field.
  • Set cell by text: enters text into the cell containing the specified text.
    Note: The Find Text field is case-sensitive.
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
TextBox
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Set focus
  • Set text: enters text into the UI object. It supports credentials.

    Credentials and credential variables in the Bot editor

  • Append text: adds text to the end of existing text in the field, instead of overwriting it.
  • Click
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Toolbar
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
Tree (Control is displayed as a ListView)
  • Expand node: expands the current node to down to the next level of nodes.
  • Get property: retrieves the value of the specified object property (such as the link text) and optionally saves it to a variable. For more information, see the Object properties section.
  • Get total items: retrieves the number of items in the tree.
  • Get selected index: retrieves the item's position in the menu.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Get selected text: retrieves the data from the selected item.
  • Select item by index: selects the item that is located at the specified index.
    Note: Item index counts start at 1.
  • Select item by text selects the item that matches the specified text.
    Note: The Assign value field is case-sensitive.
  • Set focus
  • Left click: use this action if the Click action does not work during Runtime.
  • Right click
  • Double click
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