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Feature deprecations affecting Automation Anywhere products

  • Updated: 2022/09/20
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Feature deprecations affecting Automation Anywhere products

Review the features and capabilities (from Automation Anywhere or third party) that are deprecated or nearing deprecation to understand how they affect your automation and what action is required.

Definition: Deprecation refers to features or capabilities available in the current (latest) release that are planned to be removed or unsupported in a future release.

You can use the specified alternatives or updated versions when they are made available.

Third-party feature deprecations

Upcoming: The following table lists third-party features that will be deprecated by the date mentioned:

Feature or capability Deprecation date Customer impact and recommendation Resources

Basic authentication in Exchange Online

October 2022

Bots for email automations (Email package and trigger) that connect to Exchange Online by using IMAP, POP3, or EWS protocols with Basic authentication will be impacted.

Recommended: Update the impacted bots by replacing each email-related action with OAuth 2.0.

Upcoming release:
  • An upcoming package-only release for Automation 360 v.25 in the week of August 29, 2022
  • Version 11.3.5.7 client patch planned for the week of October 10, 2022

Manifest V2 based extensions by Google

See also: Overview and timelines for migrating to Manifest V3

January 2023

Existing Manifest V2 based extensions for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge will not work by January 2023. This might impact customer bots that automate web applications over Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Recommended:For Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, switch to Manifest V3 based extensions.

Upcoming release:
  • Automation 360 v.26
  • Version 11.3.5.8 (Client patch planned for November 2022)

Completed: The following table lists third-party features that are already deprecated:

Feature or capability Deprecation date Customer impact and recommendation Resources
Internet Explorer EOL June 2022

Customers who are running IE-based bots on Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel are impacted.

Releases with tools to convert IE-based bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode:
  • Automation 360 v.24R2
  • Version 11.3.5.6

Automation Anywhere feature deprecations

Upcoming: The following table lists Automation Anywhere features (such as packages) that will be deprecated by the date mentioned:

Feature or capability Deprecation date Customer impact and recommendation Resources

IQ Bot Extraction package

October 2022

From Automation 360 v.25, the IQ Bot Extraction package no longer supports pretrained machine learning model for invoice data extraction but will continue to support learning instance group based-training extraction.

Recommended: Use the new command package called Document Extraction, released in v.25 as part of Document Automation.

Released:
  • Automation 360 v.25
Move from IQ Bot Extraction package to Document Automation

IQ Bot - Tesseract OCR v3

October 2022

For all existing learning instances trained using Tesseract OCR v3, we recommend that you plan to train them with alternative OCRs (including Tesseract4 OCR) before you update to v.26. Note that Automation 360 IQ Bot Cloud customers will receive the v.26 release by default from October 2022.

Upcoming release:
  • Automation 360 v.26
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Completed: The following table lists Automation Anywhere features that are already deprecated:

Feature or capability Deprecation date Customer impact and recommendation Resources
V2 Activity List API June 2022 From Automation 360 v.25, the Activity List API (v2/activity/list) is deprecated.

Recommended: With the newly implemented Activity List API (v3/activity/list), you can return the job executions without call back and bot output information.