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UI Automation Activities
Last updated Apr 26, 2024

Set Field


Writes a specified string into a specified form field. The form field is designated by using selectors.

Note: This activity fails if the VT family of terminals is being used, either with the Direct Connection provider or with a provider using a 3rd party terminal emulator, like IBM EHLLAPI. This happens because the VT family of terminals does not support fields.


  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity.
  • FollowedBy - The label that appears after the field to be searched for.
  • Index - If there are multiple fields with the same labels, select an identifier greater than 0 that describes the order of the label to be searched for.
  • LabeledBy - The label that appears before the field to be searched for.
  • Text - The string to be written into the form field.
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.
  • DelayMS - Delay time (in milliseconds) after executing the activity. The default amount of time is 300 milliseconds.
  • TimeoutMS - Specifies the amount of time (in milliseconds) to wait for the activity to run before an error is thrown. The default value is 30000 milliseconds (30 seconds).
  • WaitType - Before performing the actions, wait for the target to become ready. The following options are available:
    • None - Does not wait for the terminal keyboard to be enabled.
    • Ready / Complete - Waits for the terminal keyboard to be enabled.
    Note: The Ready and Complete WaitType options have the same function, since the wait type is related to the status of the terminal keyboard (which has only two states: enabled or inhibited).
  • Properties

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