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Drop Down Menus in UiPath (Find Children & Select Item)

Get all elements of a drop-down menu with Find Children

The ‘Find Children’ activity in UiPath is often used to retrieve the value of all elements in a drop-down menu (combo-box or list box).

The output is stored in the variable type IEnumerable. An IEnumerable is a non-generic collection and read-only. It’s faster than a list (= lazy loading).

Task: Find all items in the drop-down list below. Next, use a Find Children to get the attributes from the drop-down into an IEnumerable, then iterate through each element and extract the vendor’s name.

 

Select specific elements in a drop-down

The ‘Select Item’ activity is used to select elements in a drop-down menu (combo-box or list box).

You can select:

  • A specific item
  • Some items
  • All items

Task: Create an automation that selects specific elements and then all elements (hint: see the previous paragraph).

Anders Jensen

RPA DEVELOPER, YOUTUBER & UIPATH MOST VALUED PROFESSIONAL 2021 Anders Jensen is the RPA Lead at Lessor A/S (Part of Paychex Inc) and an advanced certified UiPath RPA Instructor. Using his extensive experience in automating interfaces such as Windows, SAP, and browsers, Anders develops enterprise RPA solutions automating work for customers and colleagues one task at a time. In the evenings and weekends, Anders is passionate about teaching others RPA by making instructional videos on his YouTube channel.

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