Web Browser Instance type variables point to a specific web page located in a specific tab on a Browser window. In case you develop a Process that clicks on a link which opens a new tab and you want the Process to continue automating inside the new tab, you need to apply some additional configuration, so as to point to the correct Browser Instance.
- The easiest approach would be to use the embedded Automation Browser, as long as WinAutomation Runtime Browser does not support tabs or opening links in windows, but it automatically opens the link it in the same window/instance.
In case you need to navigate back to the previous page, you could make use of the "Go To Web Page" Action, so as to navigate back.
Another approach would be to click on the link and then use the "Launch New Internet Explorer" Action and select the "Attach to Running Internet Explorer" operation, so as to attach your Process to the newly created tab.
- In case you are using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can also follow the same approach with the actual Internet explorer. In addition, since the aforementioned Browsers also support the "Create New Tab" Action, you could make use of that Action as well. Grab the URL behind the link and use the "Create New Tab" Action, in order to create a new Browser Instance for the newly created tab.