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Example of updating default package version across bots

  • Updated: 2022/06/22
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Example of updating default package version across bots

In this example, learn how to perform a bulk update of existing bots in the Control Room repository to use the default version of the Excel advanced package.

Prerequisites

Ensure you have an AAE_Admin role or Manage packages to update bots to the default package version. When you update bots to the default package version, all the bots using the Excel advanced package in the public workspace for which you have access will be updated to the default version.

Consider the scenario where there are three versions of the Excel advanced package (5.0.0XXXXXXX, 6.7.0XXXXXXX, and 6.8.0XXXXXXX), and the bots created initially are using the Excel default version of 6.7.0XXXXXXX. The default Excel advanced version has to be changed to 6.8.0 XXXXXXX.

In this example, you set the default package version to 6.8.0XXXXXXX so that all public repository bots you have access to and which use the Excel advanced package are updated to use the default version 6.8.0 XXXXXXX.

Procedure

  1. To update all the bots in the public repository that use Excel advanced package to version 6.8.0XXXXXXX, perform these steps:
    1. Navigate to Manage > Packages .
    2. Search for and open the Excel advanced package.
    3. On the package page, click the Version field and choose the version 6.8.0XXXXXXX.
    4. Click Update bots to default version.
    5. On the Update bots to default package version window that opens, enter the following information:
      • Activity name: Update Package_Excel_MS_6.8.0.
      • Description: Bulk update of bots to set the default package version Excel_MS_6.8.0
      • Check-in comments: Update the Excel advanced package version with default version 6.8.0.
    6. Click Update Bots.
    The bots are checked out to set the package default version as 6.8.0XXXXXXX.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Audit log.
  3. On the Audit log page, search by event type and choose the value Update default package.
    You can view information about the start of the requested process, individual bots that are being updated with the default package version, and the completion of the requested process.
    1. Click the Update default package to bot requested item name and view the following information:
      • Request name: UpdatePackage_Excel_MS_6.8.0 XXXXXXX
      • What changed: Package version
      • Package name: Excel_MS
      • Package version: 6.8.0XXXXXXX
      You can view all the bots that are updated to use the default package version 6.8.0XXXXXXX.
    2. Copy the Request ID , for example, b8bfa7bc58a784e4 from the Update default package to bot requested page.
    3. On the Audit log page, search by filter Request ID and enter the value b8bfa7bc58a784e4.
      The Audit log page displays all the bots that are either successfully updated or those that failed the update process. See the following example image:
      Bulk update package version process
    4. Click any bot, for example, FineTune RoomDim037 to view the following details:
      • Package name: Excel_MS
      • Old package version: 6.7.0XXXXXXX
      • Target package version: 6.8.0XXXXXXX
      • Old bot version: 2
      • New bot version: 3
      The bulk update process in this case takes approximately 13 minutes because the Control Room has 500 bots to update.
    5. Click the item name Update default package to bot completed to view the following details:
      • Request name: UpdatePackage_Excel_MS_6.8.0XXXXXXX.
      • Successful bots: 500
      • Unsuccessful bots: 0
      • What changed: Package version
      • Package name: Excel_MS
      • Old package version: N/A
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