Getting Started with UiPath: Part 2

1K Blog Marathon: Day 38

UiPath is an all purpose tool for automation, data scraping and simulating computer jobs, especially the mundane and repetitive tasks.

After installation and first run, here is the second part of Getting Started with UiPath for beginners. Let’s get coding!

Related posts:
Getting Started with UiPath: Part 1
Getting Started with UiPath: Part 3
What is UiPath: RPA in Layman’s Term

UiPath Chrome Extension

In order to allow data scraping inside Google Chrome browser, you need to install first UiPath Chrome Extension. Here are the steps.

By using UiPath Studio

1. Click on the “Home” tab.

2. On the left, select “Tools”.

3. Under “UiPath Extensions”, select “Chrome”.

4. This should install the extension automatically.

5. If errors or messages will popup, please follow the instructions accordingly.

6. Upon successful installation, you should see this icon in the upper-right corner of your Chrome Browser:

Back to coding…

1. On the Activities Panel, search for “Type Into”.

2. Drag and drop the “Type Into” inside the “Do” sequence.

3. On the Textbox inside “Type Into”, type anything. For these examples, just key in “Programming Languages”. Make sure you type it inside quotes (because it is a string).

4. Click the Plus sign (+) on the right of the textbox.

5. On the dropdown, select “Enter”. This means that we are adding an “Enter” key to the words that we are typing.

6. Now click the “Indicate element inside browser”, and click on the search box of Chrome (that we already opened by running the bot from the previous tutorial).

7. Now try to run the bot by pressing F5.

You can see that the bot will type into the search box and automatically presses enter.

Tomorrow I will teach you how to scrape the SERP from our search query, and how to manipulate it inside a CSV file. Thank you folks and happy coding!

“And that’s one blog, stay hungry!”

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.

The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

Bill Gates

Published by Christian Foster

Code-blooded, coffee-lover, tall, dark and chubby. I love to draw, has motion-sickness and a sleepy-head. BTW, graduate of BS Computer Science, Associate in Computer Science and certified UiPath RPA Developer. Loyal to my partner and a father of a cute bouncing baby daughter!

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