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Creating Mobile Automation Workflows

Create workflows to automate native and mobile web applications through Studio and Mobile Device Manager.

Prerequisites

Mobile Automation Conditions

  • Run-time is possible without Mobile Device Manager, whereas design-time is not. This means that you can design your workflows in Studio if you open Mobile Device Manager. In contrast, you can execute your tests without having to open Mobile Device Manager.
  • The settings that you configure when you set up device and applications are applied globally. For example, if you set up a device and turn off Close Similar Tabs, it is going to be reflected in Studio when you create your workflow. More precisely, if you use the Mobile Device Connection to connect to this device, the Close Similar Tab property will inherit your configuration to False.

Create Workflow Using Recorded Actions

Create a workflow in Mobile Device Manager by indicating your actions on-screen and recording the steps. After finishing recording your actions, you can import the whole set in Studio.

  1. Open Mobile Device Manager and start an application. For more information, see Starting an Application.
  2. Open the Recorded Actions panel on the right side to keep track of your executed actions.
  3. On the right side of the mobile device emulator, choose an individual or multiple actions from the Action Bar or interact with the device manually. For more information, see Device Interaction.


  4. Open Studio and select Do within a sequence.
  5. Navigate to Mobile Automation > Import Recorded Actions to add them to the sequence.

    Previously recorded actions in MDM are now part of your Studio workflow.

You can run your workflow as any other standard workflow by clicking Run File.

A new connection is established to the emulated mobile device to execute your actions in real-time.

Create Workflow Using Studio

To understand how to create a workflow in Studio, consider the following scenarios on how to build workflows for:

  • Web Automation
  • Tip: Add Mobile Automation activities to your Object Repository.

Web Automation

In this scenario, you can build an Android web automation workflow to open the documentation page from UiPath. Before getting started, have a look at the prerequisites. For this specific example, you need to configure a with https://www.uipath.com/ as a starting page.
  1. Open Studio.
  2. Select a Mobile Testing Project from the default templates.
  3. Configure project details, select C#/VB, and then click Create.
  4. Create a new test case and add a Sequence to your workflow.
  5. Add a Mobile Device Connection activity within the sequence.
  6. Click Select Connection Details and set your device and web application.
  7. Add a Manage Current App activity, and from the Command dropdown, choose Launch.
  8. Add a Open URL activity, and in the Url property field, pass "https://www.uipath.com/".
  9. Open Mobile Device Manager and start a web application.
  10. Add a Tap activity, click Indicate Target and select the Automation Trends 2023: What's New, What's Next, and the Path to Real Value on the UiPath website. This will open the target selection mode in Mobile Device Manager. For more information on targeting UI elements, see About Targets and Anchors.


  11. Repeat step 10 and select Accept and continue from the bottom of the page.
  12. Add a Set Text activity, click Indicate Target and select the Business Email field. Pass an email address in the Text field.
  13. Add a Set Text activity, click Indicate Target and select the First Name field. Pass a name in the Text field.
  14. Add a Set Text activity, click Indicate Target and select the Last Name field. Pass a name in the Text field.
  15. Run your file to see it in action in Mobile Device Manager. You can find a list of the mobile automation activities in .


Native Application Automation

Following this scenario, you can build an iOS Wikipedia automation workflow to search and retrieve a text from the app. Before getting started, have a look at the prerequisites.

For this specific example, you need to configure a . Download the IPA file if you use a local device. Otherwise, you can specify the app path.



Note:

To add native apps on your devices see the following:

  1. Open Studio.
  2. Select a Mobile Testing Project from the default templates.
  3. Configure project details, select C#/VB, and then click Create.
  4. Create a new test case and add a Sequence to your workflow.
  5. Add an Element Exists activity within the sequence and click Indicate Target. This will open the target selection mode in Mobile Device Manager. For more information on targeting UI elements, see About Targets and Anchors.
  6. Select the Skip button on your device screen.
  7. Configure the Exists property with the following value: skipButton.
  8. Click Select Connection Details and set your device and application.
  9. Open Mobile Device Manager and start an application.
  10. Continue by adding an If activity and a Sequence within Then.
  11. Within the Sequence box, add a Tap activity and write the following value inside the Condition field.
    skipButton ==trueskipButton ==true
  12. Click Indicate Target for the Tap and indicate your target on the Skip button from your device screen.
  13. Continue by adding a Set Text and configure the Text property with the following value: Manual Testing is slow.
  14. Add a Set Text activity to the sequence and indicate your target on the screen. For this example, you can type in: Manual Testing is slow.


  15. Add a Tap activity and indicate your target on the screen. In this example, you can select Mobile application testing.
  16. Add a Get Text activity and indicate your target on the screen. For example, you can select the first paragraph.
  17. Run your file to see it in action in Mobile Device Manager. You can find a list of the mobile automation activities in .


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