Select a value that CONTAINS or STARTSWITH

Hi Forum - new Kantu user and thrilled that I was able to create a simple macro right away to dimiss tasks in a CRM that really do not need a human to review.

For my next macro I am selecting a choice “Lead process completed (35)” from a drop down box, however the choice has a count of records at the end, so the choice value changes after each use and I can’t loop the macro since it needs to look for “Lead process completed (34)”, or better yet, just “Lead process completed*” using a wildcard.


I do not have any programming training. I Googled and did not find examples of modifying the table entry or the JSON code to select a value that CONTAINS or STARTSWITH, etc.

Can someone please give me guidance?



Hi, you can use the asterix symbol * to create the “startswith” effect. So label=Lead process completed* should work.

Here is a small test macro:

  "Name": "contains demo",
  "CreationDate": "2019-1-11",
  "Commands": [
      "Command": "open",
      "Target": "",
      "Value": ""
      "Command": "select",
      "Target": "id=WhatSoftware",
      "Value": "label=*Free*"

Hi Timo - thanks for the quick reply!

I entered your code suggestion into Kantu like this… …however the browser ended up getting the entire value in the dropdown selection element in this manner…

Any suggestions?

ah, the questions is is not the select box, but the menu…

=> I recommend you switch to use visual automation with xclick, this saves you from the trouble of having to find the right locator - which can be very tricky on such a complex page, even for experts.

The visual command will look like this:

XClick | l1