Set Text

This action can be used to input the text value associated with a value pattern for a particular control, if supported.

Set Text runs in the background, so it doesn't set focus on the selected control.



  • Identifier: indicate a new UI element, or select from the already defined list of selectors. TAP into our unique UI Browser).

  • Value: string variable or text to be input in the above-defined text box control


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project.

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Fill in a master data form

  • Write an email body

  • Fill in credentials

Examples of Using Set Text


In this example, the robot will search on Google the exchange rate EUR - USD and press Enter.


  • Open your browser

  • Access Google

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Set Text activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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