Automate desktop flows
The flow designer includes the UI automation group of actions, which manipulate Windows applications and elements, by either providing input or extracting data.
Actions in the Windows subcategory directly manipulate entire UI windows, while Form Filling actions interact with more specific elements, such as text fields and buttons.
Desktop automation can be performed by either manually adding the required actions, or using the Desktop recorder.
Interacting with desktop applications
UI automation may be performed on any UI application interface, based entirely on windows and elements in the repository.
To configure a UI action, enter the element it will interact with:
Existing UI elements may be added from the Repository, while new ones may also be added directly from the action's properties:
To add a new element, highlight it and press Ctrl & left-click:
After adding all the required elements, select Done to save them to the repository.
To extract a piece of data from a UI window, such as its title, location, or size, use the Get details of window action:
Alternatively, to extract data from specific elements within a window, use the Get details of a UI element in window action:
You'll find the list of UI automation actions available in the Actions reference.