User support and questions

  • User support and questions

     kensoh updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 8 Posts
  • kensoh

    Organizer
    September 12, 2021 at 11:26 am

    For users to ask any support questions

  • Pierre CALIZZANO

    Member
    December 29, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Hi, I hope it is the good place for “support questions”. I am a newcomer in tagUI (2 weeks) I have made 2 scripts on my windows laptop and I want to install one of them on a linux box. An ubuntu linux server @home or a synology NAS @work.(the two without desktop interface) I have search on google and find some issues on github (#836 and #989) that indicate that this is not possible. Is it true ? Is it possible to run tagUI scripts on a box without interface and browser install ?

    • kensoh

      Organizer
      December 29, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Yes Pierre, here is a good place. There are other support channels like Telegram group and weekly Zoom Q&A, or Discord, if you prefer. It is possible to run TagUI on a box without display interface, but at the minimum you need to have a web browser installed, in order to automate web-based workflows. Examples would be Chrome or Edge. Or Chromium (will require some hack in TagUI to do that).

      If you wish to run without a browser, that is also possible, by using the built-in PhantomJS browser. This can be activated with the -nobrowser option. However, PhantomJS is an old browser, and modern websites designed and tested with Chrome may not rendered in the same way with PhantomJS. So your script may not work, you’ll have to try that on a case-by-case basis.

  • Pierre CALIZZANO

    Member
    December 29, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for this fast answer 🙂

    I will try soon phantomJS and I will also try Telegram/Discord chat.

    For information, I mainly use tagUI with python scripts (rpa for python). I hope there are the same options.

    • kensoh

      Organizer
      December 29, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      Oh for the Python version, I disable the use of PhantomJS browser, because this browser is likely to have problems with many websites. You’ll have to hack the package. You can see where is your packaged installed by doing the following –

      import rpa as r
      print(r.__file__)

      After that, you edit the rpa.py file, search for browser_option = ‘chrome’ and replace with browser_option = ”

      This should run it in PhantomJS mode. But let me know if you run into further issues.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  kensoh.
  • Pierre CALIZZANO

    Member
    December 29, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    👍I am not as fast as you. I need the week to find some time for testing

  • Pierre CALIZZANO

    Member
    December 30, 2021 at 3:40 am

    I have made a test with a .tag script and the -nobrowser option. The script gets stuck on a ‘keyboard’ command. I need that sort of command because I have to fill a javascript dialog box used for identification (login [tab] password [enter])

    It seems to me that I will have to run my script on a windows desktop, always on. And not on a server.

    In the issue #989, you spoke about VM (like UIpath? – I don’t know that software) and about a chat on your telegraph group. What are the conclusions of your discussions about that question (Query on productionizing a TagUI project to run on Linux server) Do you have links or documentation I can use ?

    PS : i have create an account on Telegraph. If you prefer, I can switch to that media.

    • kensoh

      Organizer
      December 30, 2021 at 11:01 am

      Hi Pierre, yes Telegram would be good because other experienced users can add on with their tips. I’ve made a reply to your 2 questions there at this link – https://t.me/rpa_chat/10388

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