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Image Recognition package

  • Updated: 12/14/2020
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Image Recognition package

The Image Recognition package contains actions that enable you to search for a user interface (UI) element in an application based on an image to automate a task in that application.

Actions in the Image Recognition package

Use these actions to automate a task when it is not possible to capture UI elements of applications that are:
  • Exposed over Citrix
  • Accessed using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Developed using legacy technology

Image recognition is also useful when object-based recognition does not work or is unreliable. For example, you can use an image to search for the Close button in an application and perform a left-click operation.

The Image Recognition package contains the following actions:

Action Description
Find image in window See Using Find image in window action.
Find window in window See Using the Find window in window action.

Logging and debugging

If a bot fails while running one of the Image Recognition actions, the captured source and target images are stored in the log folder. Use the images to identify issues such as the application image not captured correctly or low quality of the image due to differences in the Bot Creator and Bot Runner devices.
Note: When secure recording is ON and Image Recognition fails, the bot does not store images in the log folder.

Navigate to C:\ProgramData\AutomationAnywhere\BotRunner\Logs\IR to view the captured application images. The folder stores a maximum of 10 source and target image pairs. When the maximum is reached, the oldest image pairs are overwritten with new images.

Secure recording

When secure recording mode is enabled, bots do not display the target object images after capture. This ensures that sensitive data is not shown.
Note: Although the bots do not display the target images after capture, the images are still stored in the Control Room because they are required to run the bots.

When you record a task in secure recording mode, the Preview window temporarily shows an image of the captured area. This image is hidden after you navigate away from the Bot editor window or refresh it.

A user with admin privileges must enable this setting. See Manage settings.

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