Set drop-down list value on web page Action(Power Automate Desktop)


Japanese version.

The action is to set or clear a value in the specified drop-down list.(Select tag)

This action targets browsers launched with the following actions.

How to use

First, open the page with the drop-down list you wish to manipulate.

Next, drag "Set drop-down list value on web page" under "Browser automation" and "Web from filling" and place it under Browser Launch Action.

Set parameters.


Web browser instance

Specify the target browser (Variables produced by the startup action).

At the time this action is executed, the target drop-down list must be visible in the specified browser.

UI element

Specify the target HTML element(Drop-down list).

Click on the input field and the following pops up.

If the UI element is already registered, select the target, If not, click the "Add UI element" button.

Hover the mouse over the target when the following window appears.

When you hover the mouse over it, it will be surrounded by a red frame.

Then hold down the Ctrl key and click.

The input field should appear as shown in the following figure (the text will vary depending on the UI item selected).


Specify which state the drop-down list should be in.

Clear all optionsSelect the initial state item.
Select options by nameSelect the item specified by the display name.
Select options by indexSelect the item specified by a sequential number (index) starting from 1.

Wait for page to load

ON is recommended because if OFF, the action will be executed before the page is completely finished loading.

This may not work well in cases where some objects are slow to load,In such cases, change it to OFF.

Timeout on webpage load

This item is displayed when "Wait for page to load" is ON.

Sets the maximum number of seconds to wait.

If this number of seconds is exceeded, an error will occur.

If a pop-up dialog appears

Specifies how the dialog is handled when it is displayed.

  • Close it
  • Press a button
  • Do nothing

For "Press the button", additionally specify the name of the button.

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Browser automation Actions

Examples of Use

Example of simple web browser auto-operation: auto-filling a web form.