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Meetup Recap: Working with XPath and Regular Expression in Automation 360

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Meetup Recap: Working with XPath and Regular Expression in Automation 360

Thanks to our guest speaker Ashwin Ashok for sharing his expertise with the developer community.

During this virtual meetup, we discussed the following topics:
Xpath:
– Introduction to Xpaths
– Absolute and Relative Xpaths
– Special Keywords in Xpaths
– Extracting Pseudo Web tables

Regular Expressions (Regex):
– Introduction to Regex
– Common Keywords
– Grouping Regex Patterns
– Advanced Regex (Assertions)

Here is the recording of the session for your reference:



Here are the sample bots referenced in the session.

Reference sites to learn XPath and Regex:

Ashwin’s blog to learn more about XPath, Regex and Web Automation
https://regex101.com/
https://selectorshub.com/xpath-practice-page/

Conclusion:

While building RPA bots, knowledge of XPath can help you automate the interactions with web elements in a reliable manner. And when you are dealing with unstructured data, knowing how to work with regular expressions can assist you in performing data manipulations.


To know about our upcoming meetups, here are the meetup group links in different cities for you to join. We look forward to meeting you in person once the conditions get better, till then let’s continue to meet online.

Bengaluru Meetup Group

Delhi Meetup Group

Chennai Meetup Group

Hyderabad Meetup Group

Pune Meetup Group

Singapore Meetup Group

We want to make sure the content at our meetup groups effectively meets the needs of our audience. In that regard, please feel free to let us know at developer@automationanywhere.com, the topics, concepts, and capabilities you’d like to see in the upcoming meetings.

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