Keystrokes fail in Excel

excel
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keystrokes

#1

Hello,
Noticed keystroke actions must be associated with a window element–
Keystrokes fail when attempting to automate sub functions from the ribbon in excel,
for example, to create a pivot table, keystrokes: alt+n+s+z+p are used, but the bot can only go as far as alt+n+s+z and cannot access the sub menu (p) as an error throws indicating no such element is detected.
What window element exists in order for sub menus to be selected?


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#2

Hi Martina,

Try switching to window Net UI Tool Window before pressing p.


#3

No success; does not appear to be the right window.


#4

Have you tried recording a click on some element in this sub menu window using ‘Insert recording’ option?
It will record the Switch to window, too, and have the correct window title.


#5

aha, yes it works now with the recorder, thank you.
it’s not able to pick up this selector

[CLASS:NetUITWBtnMenuItem; NAME:PivotChart & PivotTable; TEXT:PivotChart & PivotTable]

but at the very least it’s still able to select the keystroke belonging to the pivot chart button in this UI Tool window.