XPath in plugin for Internet Explorer


#1

Hello

I have just downloaded and installed RPA express. I am going through the tutorials but I cannot find a way to extract an Xpath from an internet explorer page … for some reason, my download did not include the plugin which is referenced in the tutorial.

Can anyone help me find out where I can download the plugin, or alternatively point to a way to extract the XPath for the value of the stock for people with limited programming knowledge?

Thanks for any help I can get - having wasted 2 days trying to figure this out …

T


#2

Hi, @thomas_morineau, There are no xpath plugins for IE
However, you can use Firefox portable that we provide. It has xpath plugin built-in already.
Find xpath in FF and then use it in IE


#3

Hello

Thank you for this.

So that does not seem to be accurate … and it does not solve the issue… here is what I have tried:

  1. I can download Firefox and download the plugin. The Xpath I get does not work for any of the browser embedded in (Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Internet explorer
  2. if I open Firefox Portable, I can inspect web elements but it does not give me their XPath
  3. I do not know how to add firefox in the the list of allowed browser in the RPA recorder …

Finally, I am currently doing the tutorial that is recommended for learning RPA express, but I need to then implement a process that needs an application that only accepts IE and none of the issues/resolutions above will help …

can you help?


#4

Useful links:

A workaround can be found here - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1990225/finding-an-elements-xpath-using-ie-developer-tool

this excel-based tool works really fine - https://code.google.com/archive/p/fire-ie-selenium/downloads


I still can't find the exact solution for getting the xpath from IE
#5

i could not able to get the xpath of the web element in the IE browser but it is available in firefox and chrome.


#6

@karan_aroraOSQ - please see prev posts


#7

I’have tried everything to get xpath in IE11 but I can’t find a way to do that… some help?

I saw the posts above but it didn’t work for me.


#8

Same here. The application I need to use works ONLY for IE.
Any tips? Even 3rd party add-ons are acceptable if someone knows one that works!


#9

Hey try this…
Download the source code of the web, save that as html then open it with chrome. Now you will be able to get the correct xpath.