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Native Chrome "Set Option" command not saving

Umaema Ashraf

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  • Calender Icon January 12,2022 at 6:59 PM

I have the following steps implemented for the bot to make selections. Keep in mind I have an excel sheet with data stored in a table; The bot will make a selection that matches the spreadsheet.

-Click the dropdown menu via Full XPath (Revealing all the options) -Select option by value (I have tried by Text and Index as well) ^The dropdown menu shows that the correct selection was made. -Click Save (A site Pop-up mentions "changes have been saved")

When I go back to the main page and re-open the item that the changes were made on; everything saved except the dropdown option.

I only have this issue with the Native Chrome commands. When I use Selenium's "Set dropdown Option" command the selection saves. But with selenium I cannot open the page needing editing in another tab. I have to use Keystrokes and mouse movements to make that work; which I am wanting to avoid so that anyone can run the bot without fear of incorrect things being clicked.

Unfortunately you cannot mix the expression compilers. I need the tab functionality for a clean and reliable bot, but I also need my menu selections to save.

This forum has 172 topics, 459 replies, and was last updated 34 minutes ago by Poornima Malv

Nathan Barchie

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  • Calender Icon January 18,2022 at 11:38 PM

Nice! This will help me out a lot cause I had the same issue

Umaema Ashraf

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  • Calender Icon January 14,2022 at 9:43 PM

Tested the Set Text command for the dropdown, and it worked. Thank you so much for suggesting I try that!

Umaema Ashraf

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  • Calender Icon January 14,2022 at 8:45 PM

Hey, unfortunately it is not a public site, and requires a login. I can set up a meeting on zoom though.

Poornima Malviya

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  • Calender Icon January 14,2022 at 4:19 PM


Thankyou for your query. Could you please share me the website link, in case you are using a public website, so that I can re-produce the issue. Otherwise, the alternative for this is, either to use set text command to set the value in the dropdown or use click element command to select the drop down value. Please let me know in case of further queries.

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