Web Browser - Wait

Declaration

<AMBROWSER ACTIVITY="state" SESSION="text" WAITTIME="number" />

See Also

Web Browser - Open, Web Browser - Close, Web Browser - Get Value, Web Browser - Set Value, Web Browser - Click, Web Browser - Navigate

Description

Waits an additional amount of time after the browser is ready for input before continuing to the next step.

IMPORTANT: AutoMate supports Internet Explorer automation out-of-the-box; Firefox automation requires a separate extension, which can be downloaded from here. Additionally, the browser you specify must be installed on the target system to ensure that these activities function properly.

Practical Usage

Mainly used as an additional wait parameter.

Parameters

Location Properties

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Session

Text

Yes

BrowserSession1

SESSION="mySession

Specifies the name of an existing session to associate with this activity. Numerous sessions can exist within a single task allowing activities to be performed on several web browsers simultaneously. If working with only one browser, this can remain at the default session name, which is BrowserSession1.

NOTE: Sessions are supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers only.

 

Location Properties

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Wait until the browser is ready for input, then wait an additional

Number

Yes

(disabled)

 

If enabled, specifies the amount of seconds this activity should wait after the browser is ready for input before continuing to the next step.

NOTE: This activity will always wait until the browser is ready for input. It can wait an additional amount of time as specified, but doesn’t have to.

Description Properties

The Description tab allows you to customize the text description of any step as it appears in the Task Builder's Steps Pane.

More on setting custom step description

Error Causes Properties

The Error Causes tab properties allows you to instruct a task step to react only to specific errors or ignore certain errors that should cause it to fail.

More on Error Causes properties

On Error Properties

The On Error tab properties lets you determine what the task should do if a particular step encounters an error as defined in the Error Causes properties.

More about On Error properties

Additional Notes

Expressions, Variables and Functions

All text fields allow the use of expressions such as variables, functions or AutoMate extended functions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %FileDateTime(myVar)% or %myVar%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by clicking the Insert Expression (%) button or by pressing F2.

More on expressions

More on variables

More on function

More on extended functions
More on the expression builder

Example

NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

 

Description: This sample task opens a Network Automation product order site, clicks the AutoMate 7 order form button and extracts an HTML table displaying the differences between Professional and Premium Editions. Thereafter, it closes the web browser, ending the session.

 

<AMBROWSER URL="https://www.networkautomation.com/order/add_items.php?orderid=14CFED224985D678" />

<AMBROWSER ACTIVITY="click" HTMLID="startAM7" />

<AMBROWSER ACTIVITY="state" WAITTIME="3" />

<AMBROWSER ACTIVITY="extable" RESULTDATASET="theTable" HTMLTAG="TABLE"><HTMLATTRIBUTE NAME="className" VALUE="prdCmpr" /></AMBROWSER>

<AMBROWSER ACTIVITY="close" />

 

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