Get started with recorders
You can use two recorders in Automation 360, the Universal Recorder and the AISense Recorder, to automate tasks by recording interactions with objects such as click, read (data extraction), and write (data entry).
An integrated Recorder
- Feature updates are delivered as delta updates, which reduces the time spent downloading the newest Recorder package each release.
- The Start recording icon serves as a common entry point to both recorders.
Choosing which recorder to use for your task
Before you start building your bot, decide which recorder best fits your requirements.
- 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.