Recorder package captures a series of tasks in a process and then automates them. You can automate your business applications (for example, desktop, Web, SAP, and Java applications) using the Recorder to capture actions performed on application objects such as a text box, button, table, radio button, combo box, and list view.
You can use two recorders in Automation 360, the Universal Recorder and AISense Recorder.
When to use Universal Recorder and AISense Recorder
- Universal Recorder
- Use Universal Recorder when you want to record
interactions such as click, read, or write with user interface objects
on your business application. After you have captured the object, you
can specify your requirements in terms of the action to
be performed on that object.
For example, if you capture a hyperlink, you can select an action to click the link or to retrieve the link text. Similarly, if you capture a table object, you can specify to either retrieve the total number of rows from a table object or retrieve each row one by one and perform any actions on it. This is the most reliable form of automation because it is performed on user interface objects rather than coordinates, images, keystrokes and so on.
- AISense Recorder
- Use AISense Recorder when you are building and automating
your bots on applications that are exposed over Citrix or
accessed over RDP. You can also reduce the time spent on building and
automating your bots for legacy applications where
object-based automation is difficult.
The recorder's resiliency to screen resolution, browsers, and user interface alterations reduces limitations and obstacles when recording tasks across your business applications.
- Verify that the captured object properties match your intended object.
For example, when capturing a table from a website, ensure the Control Type and HTML Tag values are TABLE.
- Retrieve a property value.
For example, to retrieve the text of a link, use the Get property action and enter HTML InnerText in the Property name field.
- You can select a combination of properties for the bot to search the object in your business application window uniquely.
Actions performed on captured objects
- Set Text
- Get Text
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.
If your device is configured with a proxy, all outbound requests from this package are routed through the proxy server. See Connect Bot agent to a device with a proxy.
Use cases on how to use recorder
Use these example tasks to become familiar with the use of the recorder in building bots.