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Sample – Supply Chain Management

July 22, 2022 · 3 min read


This is a sample of supply chain solution with Clicknium web automation. Here is the details: based on PO number, find and capture data from another Purchase Order Tracking web app and look up the state of the agent from one excel to finally fill the data to PO management web portal.

The manual steps are as follows:

  • download excel from PO management portal.
  • copy PO number from web portal.
  • login and query PO data based on PO number.
  • look up the agent information from excel based on the state.
  • fill the PO data into PO management portal.

Run this sample

git clone https://github.com/clicknium/clicknium-samples.git
  • open the folder ‘SupplyChainManagement’ in Visual Studio Code
  • through pip install the dependent packages

requests is used to download the CSV file and pandas is used to read CSV file.

pip install requests
pip install pandas
  • open app.py in Visual Studio Code.
  • press F5 to debug the sample or press CTRL+F5 to run sample. You will see the result as below.

The Purpose of The Sample

  • open PO management portal to capture the url of the excel to be downloaded.
  • download the excel file with requests module
  • load data from the excel file with pandas module
tab = cc.edge.open("https://developer.automationanywhere.com/challenges/automationanywherelabs-supplychainmanagement.html")
url = tab.find_element(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.a_downloadagentterritoryspreadsheet).get_property("href")
excelFile = requests.get(url)
temp_file = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), 'test.xlsx')
open(temp_file, 'wb').write(excelFile.content)
data = pd.read_excel(temp_file,header=1)
  • open Purchase Order Tracking web app and login
proc_tab = tab.browser.new_tab("https://developer.automationanywhere.com/challenges/AutomationAnywhereLabs-POTrackingLogin.html")

After the browser is opened, it will return to the edge tab/page.

-With Clicknium web automaton, find all elements for each PO item, such as PO number, Ship date, Order total and Assigned agent.

po_elements = tab.find_elements(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.text_ponumber)
date_elements = tab.find_elements(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.text_shipdate)
total_elements = tab.find_elements(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.text_ordertotal)
agent_elements = tab.find_elements(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.select_agent)
count = len(po_elements)

Here we leverage Clicknium find_elements api to find all similar elements. For example, for element’s locator of the PO number:


When the value of ID is set to PONumber*, it will match all elements with ID starting with PONumber.

  • iterate each PO number element: capture the PO number and query the data from Purchase Order Tracking web app to fill the data in web portal by submitting finally
for i in range(count):
po = po_elements[i].get_text()
state = proc_tab.find_element(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.td, {"column":5}).get_text()
ship_date = proc_tab.find_element(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.td, {"column":'7'}).get_text()
total = proc_tab.find_element(locator.supplychainmanagement.developer.td, {"column":'8'}).get_text()
for idx,item in data.iterrows():
if item[0] == state:
agent = item[1]


To get text of stateship_date and total, we can run parametric locator to specify the parameter value, so one locator can be used to locate several elements.

parametric locator


The Locator is the identifier of UI element,which can be recorded and edited with clicknium vs code extension.

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