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Object Identification- Additional Features

Appending Objects

The user can perform the process of object identification multiple times on the same screen, while retaining the previously identified objects.
1.Click on the ‘Append’ checkbox from the Action bar of the scrape screen.
1.Click on the ‘Append’ checkbox from the Action bar of the scrape screen.
To append new objects
2.The ‘Scrape On’ options will be enabled.
Scrape on options enabled
3. Select any of the ‘Scrape On’ and continue the object identification process again.
Note: Before performing the ‘Append’ operation, the previously scraped objects must be saved, else these objects will not be saved.

Renaming Objects

1.Double click on the object which needs to be changed.
Renaming an Object
2.Specify the new name and press Enter.
Renamed Object
3.Click on the 'Save' button.

Deleting Objects

  1. 1.
    Select the object(s) that need to be deleted by checking the corresponding checkbox of the object(s).
Selecting Object(s) for deletion
2. Click on the 'Delete' button.
Deleting selected Object(s)
3. Click on the 'Save' button.

Editing Objects

The 'Edit' option for objects is applicable only if the object to be edited is either:
  • A custom-created object, or
    For more information, refer here.
  • IRIS object.
    For more information, refer here.

Rearranging Objects

1.Click on the ‘Rearrange’ button. The ‘Rearrange’ button acts like a toggle button. On click, it changes to ‘Stop’ button.
Start rearrangement of objects
2.Perform the rearrangements of the existing objects by dragging and dropping them. After the rearrangement of the objects is completed, click on the ‘Stop’ button.
Exiting rearrangement mode
3.Click on the ‘Save’ button.

Searching Objects

1.Click on the Search icon.
Object search icon
2.In the search textbox, specify the object to be searched for. The object will be searched and displayed if it is found on the screen.
Searched Object

Viewing Objects in Screenshot

1.Click on the Screenshot icon from the reference bar.
Reference bar – Screenshot
2. Click on the eye icon of any of the scraped objects. This will highlight the scraped object's position in the existing screenshot.
Highlighted Object in Screenshot

Filtering Objects based on Object Type

1.Click on the Filter icon from the reference bar.
Reference bar – Filter
2.Select the filters to be applied. Based on the selection, the filtered objects will be displayed on the screen.
Filtered objects

Screen Information

1.Click on the Info icon from the reference bar.
Reference bar – Filter
2. The screen’s information (Project Name, Screen Name, Release, Cycle, and the last scraped on URL) will be displayed.
Screen Details

Exporting Screen Objects

1.Log in as an Avo Assure user and navigate to the screen task of which all the objects should be exported.
2.Click on the ‘Export Screen’ on the Action Bar.
Screen Data Export
NOTE: If the application type of the scrape screen is ‘Web’, the user will be asked to select the ‘Export As’ option, otherwise the scraped data will be downloaded as a JSON file. In case the application type of the scrape screen is ‘Web’, perform the following steps.
3.Select the Export file format.
Select export format
4.Click on Export.
Exporting scraped objects in selected file format
5.The scraped data objects will be downloaded in the selected export file format.
Scraped objects exported successfully
NOTE:
  • An exported JSON file will have all the objects present in the screen.
  • An exported excel file will have only the ‘Object Name’ of all the objects present in the screen.
  • An exported JSON file will contain the encrypted properties or x-path of each object in the screen and these cannot be modified.
  • An exported excel file will contain a header row in which each column represents different properties of the objects within the screen. The different properties that are supported are: Object Name, Update, Relative Xpath, Id, Absolute Xpath, Name, Tag Name, Class Name, Left, Top, Height, Width, CSS Selector, and ObjectType. These properties can be modified and updated on importing the screen data.
  • The headers in the exported excel screen data should not be modified.

Importing Screen Objects

1.Log in as an Avo Assure user and navigate to the screen task in which all the objects should be imported.
2.Click on ‘Import Screen’ on Action Bar.
Screen to be updated
NOTE: If the application type of the scrape screen is ‘Web’, the user will be asked to select the ‘Import As’ option, otherwise the user will be asked to select a JSON file to be imported. In case the application type of the scrape screen is ‘Web’, perform the following steps.
3.Select the file format of the file to be imported.
Select import format
4.Select file to be imported and click Open.
Select file to import
5.After file selection, select the Sheet.
Select sheet in case import file format is excel
6.Click on Import.
Importing scraped objects from selected file to the screen
7.The scraped data objects will be imported to the screen from the selected file.
Note:
  • Objects imported from a JSON file will delete the existing objects in the screen and create new objects from the imported file.
  • The values for the ‘Update’ column in an exported excel screen data affects the import of the scraped objects in the screen as follows. User can specify Yes/No values to this column.
    • If value is set to ‘Yes’, then the new object properties will be updated for the same object (depending on the ‘Object Name’) present in the screen.
    • If value is set to ‘No’, then a new object is created with the properties provided in the excel sheet with the ‘Object Name’ appended with an underscore followed by an incremented integer.
    • For example, if Google_Logo is the object name then the newly created object will have its object name as Google_Logo_1.