Actions guide

NDS provides various actions to enable you to operate elements on the web page. all actions has similar configuration UI:

here,

to add a new action next to the current one
move the action up in the action list
remove the action completely
simulate the action execution one time

Each action has its own attributes. Most of these attributes are intuitive and easy to set.

  • Activate Current Tab

    to activate the current tab.

    Attributes: No

  • Activate Working Window

    to activate the working window. NDS will maintain a normal window and a incognito window.

    Attributes: No

  • Click

    to click an element.

    Attributes:

    • Element to click
  • DD. Select

    to select an option under dropdown select

    Attributes:

    • Dropdown select element
    • option label to be selected [accept argument]
  • DD. Select each

    to select each option under the dropdown select one by one. All following actions and nodes will be executed for each option.

    Attributes:

    • Dropdown select element
    • the index of first option to start. start from 1
  • Input Field(s) Value

    to fill in the target input element with selected field(s)'s current value

    Attributes:

    • Input Element to fill in
    • field(s) whose value will be used. Only fields before current node are selectable
  • Input Text

    to fill in the target input element with text

    Attributes:

    • Input Element to fill in
    • Text to be filled in [accept argument]
  • Open Field URL

    open URL in the target field in a new tab

    Attributes:

    • field whose value must be a URL. Only fields before current node are selectable

  • Open Table as Argument Input

    The action is availiable in the Start Transit node only. to open a data table, and read each line as argument input for the recipe. changing the data table here will remove all configured arguments in the reicpe.

    Attributes:

    • all accessible data tables on Data Center
  • Open URL

    to open a URL in a new tab

    Attributes:

    • url address [accept argument]
  • Press Key

    to simulate key press on target element

    Attributes:

    • target element
    • key to press. Now Enter and Backspace are supported.
  • Reload Current Tab

    to reload current page

    Attributes:NO

  • Scroll to

    to scroll the element into current view screen,and simulate moving mouse on it.

    Attributes:

    • target element

  • Scroll to Bottom

    to scroll the page to the bottom of the screen in specified times with specified interval.

    Attributes:

    • times [accept argument]
    • interval in seconds [accept argument]
  • Single Argument Input

    to declare an independent argument. such arugment can be used to:

    • accept data from input data table, and dump it to output data table ( automatically;
    • accept data from manual input, and accessed by other node later

    Attributes:

    • argument name
    • argument default value - used when the recipe is tarted directly after saving.
  • Wait Element

    to wait the element to be target status

    Attributes:

    • target element
    • expected status
  • Wait Seconds

    to wait for seconds

    Attributes:

    • seconds to wait [accept argument]
  • >Enter Next Node Here<

    a virtual action without any real operation. The action tells NDS to enter next node here immediately

    Attributes:NO

  • [M-Nav]Close Current Tab

    actions whose name starts with [M-Nav] are manual navigation actions. The action is to close the current tab. Usually, NDS will handle tab open and close automatically. However, some websites ignore browser's history navigation feature, and provides its own button to do navigation. In such context, you have to control the whole recipe's navigation manually. Once any manual navigation action used in a recipe, the recipe's 'Navigation Control' mode will be 'User control'. under 'User control' mode, user is responsible for the tab open, close, and history forward and back if required.

    Attributes:NO

  • [M-Nav]Click to goBack

    a manual navigation action to tell NDS to go back to the previous page via clicking the elment.

    Attributes:

    • target element to click
  • [M-Nav]History goBack

    a manual navigation action to tell NDS go back to previous page via browser's history back.

    Attributes:NO