Named Tags, Ranges, and JSON

Named tags, ranges, and JSON are markers that can be used for finding other tags, ranges, and some JSON text respectively. Steps use Finders to find the elements they work on (either HTML/XML tags, Excel ranges, or named JSON depending on the kind of content the step works with). A finder may be based on what has been found by previous steps by referring to named tags, ranges, or JSON.

All named tags/ranges/JSON belong to a window. Each window can have any number of named tags/ranges, but only of the appropriate type: Named tags for windows with HTML/XML content, named ranges for windows with spreadsheet content, and named JSON for windows with JSON.

Named tags/ranges are set by many steps. For example, loop steps typically use a named tag/range as a marker for the current iteration of the loop. You can also use the Set Named Tag, Set Named JSON, or Set Named Range actions to explicitly name a tag, range, or JSON. This can be useful when you want to simplify the finders in subsequent steps.

In Design Studio, the named tags or ranges in a window are shown using blue boxes. When you right-click in the current window to perform an action on a tag or range, the Tag or Range Finders of the new step will automatically be configured to search using the named tags or ranges of the window whenever possible.