Populate text field in window Action(Power Automate Desktop)


Japanese version.

This action enters a specified value into a text input field in a Windows application.

How to use

From "Actions", "UI Automation", "Form filling", Drag "Populate text field in window".

Set parameters.


Text box

Specifies the target of the input.

The following pops up when you click on the input field.

If you have already registered a UI element, select the object,If not registered, click the "Add UI element" button.

Hover the mouse over the menu item you wish to select when the next 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 element you have selected).

Text To fill-in

Specifies the text to be entered in the text box.

Simulate action

This item was added in October 2023.

Affects "Click before populatting" behavior.

When OFF, it is an actual click.
When ON, it is a virtual click.

When ON, it becomes the following state.

  • The only type of click is left click.
  • Clicking does not go to the foreground.
  • Windows that are minimized are not clickable.

Since it is more limited than OFF and has extremely few applicable UI items, it is likely to be used with OFF.

If field isn't empty

Selects the action to be taken if the text box already has a value.

  • Replace text
  • Append text

Click before populatting

Used when the text box will not be in the input state unless you click on it.

  • Left click
  • Double click
  • No

If "Simulate action" is OFF, it can be set.

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