Community Edition A2019.17 Release Notes
Release date: 13 November 2020
Review the new features and supported packages in the Community Edition A2019.17 (Build 7103) release. IQ Bot is on Build 7082.
Community Edition A2019
|Connect to EWS server with OAuth
A new authentication is available for the Exchange Web Services (EWS) protocol with OAuth. You can use the OAuth authentication and enable your EWS-managed API applications to access Exchange online in Office 365.
|VT220 terminal type
supported in Terminal Emulator
To establish a connection and communicate with another machine, you can now use the VT220 terminal for sending and receiving text.
|Enhancements to the
|Use shared session in Terminal Emulator
Use the new Shared session option to pass the exact state of an application to a concurrently occurring TaskBot or MetaBot logic. For example, instead of connecting to the same application multiple times for different tasks, you can use the option to connect to the application using a single task, thus optimizing your automation logic in the long run.
|Share an Excel session
Use the Set session action from the Excel basic or Excel advanced package to assign an Excel session to a variable, and then pass that variable from a parent to a child bot. This enables the child bot to access the worksheet opened in the parent bot.
|New option for Run Task
In the Task Bot package, you can now use the Run action with an option to repeat the selected task until you choose to stop it.
|New search for roles in
Use the new Search for roles API in the User Management APIs in Swagger to obtain a list of all the roles or details for a specific role.
|Capture response status of REST
In the REST Web Service package, you can capture the response status of the REST API in the dictionary variable. The dictionary variable now shows the response key with its value.
option for REST Web Service
(Service Cloud case ID: 00489741,
Use the Capture failure response action in the REST Web Service package to capture response details in the response body.
regular expressions in packages
You can use regular expressions (regex) in certain actions to support pattern-based search in a file, folder, or Windows title. Regular expressions are supported in the actions of the File and File and Folder packages such as Copy, Delete, Rename, Print Multiple files, and Zip.
You can also use regular expressions in some packages that support the wildcard character in their window titles.
The following packages and actions support regular expressions:
overloaded functions in DLL package
The action can now handle .dll files that contain multiple functions of the same name. The action calls the function based on the number of parameters passed.
|New actions for SAP
Use new actions that are available for Tree, Tab, and Label controls to perform operations for the various objects captured from an SAP application.
lines of text in a string
You can use a string variable containing multiple lines of text in the following actions:
|Arabic, Japanese, and
Russian characters supported in variable
You can now create variables with names containing Arabic or Russian characters, or Japanese double-byte numbers.
Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface (AARI)
AARI users can now reference selected actions of their tasks. When they view a submitted task in request view, a check mark indicator is now displayed next to the buttons that are selected.
|Run a process in
You can now run a process in your private workspace by using the Run option in the process editor. The bots in the process are then executed on the default device of the Bot Creator.
You can now use new variables in the process editor such as createdOn and updatedOn (DateTime), id (Number), and title (String). These variables are part of a data flow (workflow engine) that moves data between each step of a process and requires variable input for the process to run properly.
|Use the Data
The Data Privacy tag enables users to generate hidden custom output in their process tasks (Start panel, Human Task, and Bot Task). Users can enter the variables for this field during runtime with values. In the web portal, the AARI admin can use this tag to check for requests or tasks by using personal user data. The admin can also filter using this field.
|Support for Arabic
When creating a learning instance, you can now choose the Arabic language from the Primary language of documents drop-down menu, with the following limitations:
for a group
When editing a learning instance, you can now use the Select the default validations group drop-down menu to select an available group. This allows all the new group documents in production to be extracted based on the custom logic and validations defined in this selected group, before it goes to the Validator.
|Service Cloud case ID||Description|
|-||You can now create and edit a bot even if a document associated with a deleted bot appears in production. Previously, if a bot was deleted and a document associated with it appeared in production, you could not create a new bot.|
New AARI dashboard in Bot Insight
Use the AARI dashboard to view various widgets that provide information about requests created from published processes in AARI. The dashboard also provides statistics on the status of created requests.
|File & folders||1.1.0-20201023-202725|
|FTP / SFTP||2.1.0-20200921-085757|
|Log To File||2.2.0-20201014-042806|
|Office 365 Excel||2.2.0-20201104-062559|
|Office 365 Calendar||2.1.0-20200921-085726|
|Office 365 OneDrive||2.1.0-20201014-042924|
|REST Web Service||3.1.0-20200928-231420|
|SOAP Web Service||3.1.0-20200921-090219|