Hyland RPA 2021.1 - Beta

Hyland RPA Analyst 1.38.5.44

The following new features appear in this release:

  • Menu redesign - new look and better user experience incl. removal of the Start window
  • Edge Chromium is now possible to open and document using Selenium
  • Delete Run: implement a separate pop-up to request if this run really should be deleted
  • New logging functionality
  • OfficeExporter Enterprise Plugin is now included in the application again

The following bugs are fixed within this release:

  • Key recording not reacting to application shortcuts anymore

We are aware of the following bugs:

  • "System.NullReferenceException" is thrown as an error sporadically during indication. The first workaround is to restart the Smart Indicator and make sure a rectangle is shown during indication. The second workaround is to indicate the element by turning on the Smart Indicator, press ALT or CTRL+Drag the rectangle on your own

This version of the Hyland RPA Analyst is compatible with the following versions of Hyland RPA:

  • Hyland RPA Designer 1.37.6
  • Hyland RPA Activities 1.37.6

 

Hyland RPA Designer 1.38.6.16

The following new features appear in this release:

  • Menu and project metadata restructuring:
    • Customer and Author setting of a project is not mandatory anymore
    • Removal of the Parameters setting: Customers, Users and Environment settings are managed in the project only
    • Designer Settings (non-project related settings) are saved immediately now
  • All artefacts are visible and expandable now (if you are not in an application or window scope with an already set up artefact). Artefacts that cannot be used in the current scope are not draggable though.
  • We improved the search for activities a little bit
  • Workflow Backup: Popup shows location for the backup now and file extension is .ampro now
  • Self-explanatory error message for the licensing check when the system time was changed manually
  • Send Mail feature from Quick Access Toolbar was removed
  • RobotMetadata.xml is not shown in the Solution Explorer anymore

The following bugs are fixed within this release:

  • The issue was fixed where text that was entered into the Input text field of an input popup was not applied to the activities properties when ENTER was pressed
  • We are removing not supported characters from annotations automatically now. In the past, using non supported characters in annotations prevented the project from being saved.
  • The order of elements in the Quick Access Toolbar is now stored and applied correctly
  • We fixed the bug where it was not possible to map generic types like Dictionaries for Microbots with variables or arguments of the parent workflow
  • No error anymore when a user opens the Designer by double-clicking a project file when the Designer license is not activated
  • We resolved some cases where multiple “You have unsaved changes” popups were shown

This version of the Hyland RPA Analyst is compatible with the following versions of Hyland RPA:

  • Hyland RPA Analyst 1.38.5.44
  • Hyland RPA Activities 1.38.6

 

Hyland RPA Activities 1.38.6.10

The following new features appear in this release:

  • SAP Automation Provider: We are supporting all attributes of SAP selector values now!
  • Highlighting of target elements for development, testing and debugging workflows: Target Activities have a new property called Show Debug Borders (under Element/Target). If the checkbox is checked the target element, this activity will perform an action on, will be highlighted before the activity is executed. The highlighting will be performed when the workflow is executed in the Designer or in the WorkflowRobot
  • Execute Query:
    • Supports a password tag for Connection String now so that the password can be provided as a variable (e.g. in combination with our Get Password and Username activity)
    • Support for Oracle DB
    • Support for PostGreSQL
  • Open/Attach Browser Activities: New Session Name property (only supported for Chrome currently). If this property is left blank a new session will be created on each run (as it was before). If this property is filled with a name, the session will be reused in different runs. This allows to share e.g., cookies between multiple runs. Be aware that sessions are only shared on one machine and one user. Therefore, you most probably still need to support cases in your workflow where the session is blank.
  • New Define Proxy Activity: A new activity that creates a definition of a proxy either manually or by reading the system defined proxy. This proxy definition can be then passed to the HTTP/SOAP Request Activities to route their requests to the defined proxy.
  • Location of Acceptance Protocols:
    • Base path: The WorkflowRobot uses an info value from the database to determine where the protocol files should be written. The name of the info value is PROTOCOL_FOLDERPATH. If the info value does not exist on the database it will be created with a default value of “C:/AnotherMonday/Protocols”.
    • In your PROTOCOL_FOLDERPATH the WorflowRobot creates a subfolder for each Processor. Inside the Processor subfolder it creates a subfolder for each Task and retry (retries do not override the protocol files anymore). The complete, default path looks like this: “C:/AnotherMonday/Protocols/<ProcessorDescription>/<TaskId>[-RetryNo_<IncreasingNo>]”
    • Be aware that these changes might need adjustments in other processes that are dependent on the location of protocols (e.g. post launch scripts that attempt to copy protocol files)
  • Invoke Command Shell:
    • Was renamed to Invoke Shell Command
    • Commands are specified in one single property
    • Supports asynchronous and synchronous calls
    • Synchronous calls return the exit code and output of the command
  • Set Text: Adjustable delay between clearing and setting the input for FocusAndSendKeys method
  • HTTP Request:
    • If Body serialization is set to None the object is not serialized and you can set the content type header by your own
    • JSON serialization is perfomed by NewtonSoft’s Json.Net now. This should increase compatibility for different types and decrease risk of errors during serialization.
  • Indicate with result: Checkbox that allows to select/unselect all selector attributes at once.
  • Get Environment Variables: Beside selecting a variable by writing its name on your own there is a drop down now allowing you to choose from all current environment variables.
  • Open Word Document: New Open Read Only property that allows to open a word file in read-only mode so that other processes can open the word file with write access at the same time.
  • Create Task: New created tasks with task status Stopped, Finished With Success, Error Aborted or Cancelled have a start and end time set to the current time now. This allows to show these tasks in the Hyland RPA Manager from now on.
  • WorkflowRobot supports environment variables in config files now
  • Find in Datatable: The column name is automatically escaped. Be aware that you need to escape single quote ' characters in the Search Value property on your own by adding an additional single quote ''.
  • Remove Table Row/Column: Row/Column is required now
  • We improved the tooltips, input popups and representation of multiple activities and properties
  • Get Password: This activity is hidden now. Use the Get Password and Username activity instead and leave the Username property blank if you don’t need it.
  • Open/Attach Browser/Application activities: The Application property has been removed as it was not needed.
  • The old, hidden Auto IT activities have been removed. Occurrences of these activities in older workflows will be automatically replaced with the Send Key and Send Hotkey activities.

The following bugs are fixed within this release:

  • Press Key: General overhaul to fix multiple bugs where characters were skipped etc.
  • SAP Automation Provider: The Id attribute in SAP selector values is not case sensitive for wildcard searches anymore.
  • WorkflowRobot: Logs unhandled exceptions to the log file now
  • Retry Scope: You can use one out of multiple activities in the Condition of the Retry Scope now. Have a look at the documentation for more info.
  • Click Element: We fixed the clicking behaviors of the SAP, Java and Native Web automation providers when using the Api Call Click Method and different Click Types. In the past some of these Click Types were not supported and just executed as a single left click.
  • Send Mail Messages (Outlook): Attachements of mails that are provided in the Mail Message property are now attached correctly
  • Get Mail Messages (Outlook and Exchange): Mails are retrieved synchronously now. This allows you to iterate over the return and delete the mails on the server at the same time. Be aware that the initial runtime and data size requirements of the Get Mail Messages activity may have increased. Getting a large number of mails may take a while now as we are not retrieving them just in time anymore.
  • Get Mail Messages (IMAP and POP3): The Maximum Mails property is interpreted correctly now (counts the number of the actual retrieved mails and 0 means no limit)
  • Delete Column: Deleting a column from a table in excel did not work using SyncFusion (in the past this deleted just the whole column of the worksheet). The activity now throws an exception if you are attempting to delete a table column using SyncFusion. You are still able to delete a whole column from the worksheet using SyncFusion if you leave the Table property blank.
  • Get Siblings from Element: The activity can retrieve siblings from iFrame elements in Selenium now
  • Set Cell Value: Throws an exception now if you are trying to write into a column that does not exist
  • Excel Sort Table: The Range property is not required anymore. Therefore, you can sort a whole table now.
  • Add Table Row: You can add rows from another table now. This allows you to copy rows from one table to another.
  • We fixed issues where the Smart Indicator popup was moved into the center of the screen or out of the screen if you are using multiple monitors with different scaling settings.
  • Properties that are changed in the visual representation of the activity are now changed in the property panel even if the expression leads to a validation error.
  • Regex Activities: We corrected the labels on the regex wizards
  • Set Text: Is renamed automatically now when you edit the Text property in the input popup
  • Moment X Reached: Validation errors are shown on the Moment X Reached activity as well

This version of the Hyland RPA Analyst is compatible with the following versions of Hyland RPA:

  • Hyland RPA Analyst 1.38.5.44
  • Hyland RPA Designer 1.38.6

 

Hyland RPA Launcher 1.38.8.7

The following new features appear in this release:

  • Since the plugin is delivered with the Analyst, from version 1.38.8 of the Analyst there will be no plugin available to install
  • Uninstalling the LoginService will unregister and uninstall all parts of the LoginService
  • Switch from log4net to serilog
  • Product configuration depends on version numbers
  • Product codes to find registry entries and manage installations
  • Use MSI upgrade codes to manage components
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