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UFT Excel Forms and Ribbon automation

Hello, Does UFT support automation of Excel Ribbon and forms? We have a huge Excel forms with business logic and ribbon controls to provide additional validation and form entry functionality.  

We have been able to automate pretty much everything that we could using Excel COM API and have recorded actions for Excel ribbon, which works fine.

However, we have not been able to automate Excel forms which open after the ribbon control is clicked.  QTP does not recognize the fields inside the form and all we see is:

Window("Excel").Window("Ribbon Control Name").WinObject("F3 Server 23780000_2").Click 393,21

This prevents us from extracting information from the form, or entering it.  Is it possible to do what we're trying to do with UFT?

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Re: UFT Excel Forms and Ribbon automation


I hope you are doing well.

Thank you for contacting us.

UFT does not support Excel application to automate the GUI of it.

Please see the product availability Matrix:

All PAM: 


When UFT does not support these third party control, we recommend to use UI Automation.

Please see the below documentation:

When to UFT UI Automation support

Use UFT UI Automation support

UI Automation

I hope this help you.

Thank you,

Yeimi Cruz

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