Community Edition A2019.18 Release Notes
Release date: 05 January 2021
Review the new features and supported packages in the Community Edition A2019.18 release (Build 7560).
Community Edition A2019
Build 7560 (Community Edition) is compatible with Bot agent 16.19.8232.
|Configure timeout in
Bot Migration package
When migrating bots, you can now set a timeout value in the range of 3 through 90 minutes (default value is 90 minutes). If the migration of any specific bot is not completed within the set time, a timeout message is displayed and the migration process moves to the next bot.
expressions in variables (Service Cloud case ID:
Use regular expressions (regex) in value type variables to specify the entity on which you want to perform an operation. For example, actions in the File, Folder, String, and Window packages allow use of regular expression in variables.
When Enterprise 11 or Enterprise 10 bots with commands that use regular expressions in variables are migrated, if their equivalent actions in Enterprise A2019 do not support regular expressions, the regular expression is converted to string in the migrated bots.
input and output variables between parent and child bots (Service Cloud case ID: 00537090,
For input variables, use the Quick map option to select the variables and set the values for the parent bot to pass. For output variables, use the Multiple variables tab to associate each dictionary key with a variable. This feature eliminates the need to use actions to extract the output dictionary values.
|Support for PowerBuilder
application in App Integration
package (Service Cloud case ID:
The App Integration package now supports PowerBuilder to capture and extract text from a window application. The Capture text of window action enables you to open a PowerBuilder screen to capture all the data and verify the captured text.
New action in Terminal Emulator
Use the Search Field action in the Terminal Emulator package to search for a field based on the text it contains. This action returns the name or index of the field based on the option selected.
New action in PDF
Use the Get Property action in the PDF package to retrieve the properties of a PDF file and assigns the properties to a dictionary variable.
New actions in Browser
Use the following actions in the Browser package:
Use the Resize windows option to set the window height and width to specific dimensions or to the dimensions at which it was captured. This feature enhances the bot's ability to identify the target object.
The following packages support this feature:
|Support for function keys in Terminal Emulator
Function keys (F1 through F24) are now supported to automate processes using ANSI and VT100 terminals in the Terminal Emulator package.
case insensitive flag for Window
Enable the regex Case insensitive flag to identify a Window title field as not case-sensitive. This feature enables you to successfully run the bots even if the letter case does not match the captured window title.
The following packages and actions support this feature:
Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface (AARI)
|New AARI on the web
Use the AARI on the web package to perform actions such as assign, query, and cancel tasks; create and query requests; and retrieve a list of team members.
You can now filter your requests and tasks by time:
In the Insert a variable window, the Variable field now shows child elements of available references, which include Dictionary, List, Record, and Table variable types.
AARI administrators, managers, and users can now delete requests created by the AARI process. The AARI administrator can delete any requests. AARI managers can delete requests of the team for which they are the owner. AARI users can delete only the requests they have created.
|Automatically assign managers and
Users can now select the Auto assign this task option in the Human Task to assign managers or users to the task. Users can also select the Auto assign the target task to option in the Go to element to assign managers to the task.
|Access Discovery Bot capabilities in Community Edition
Discovery Bot is now available in the Community Edition and the free trial version. Log in to the Control Room and click the Discovery Bot tab on the left panel to get started.
The available limits to create processes, recordings, views, and opportunities are displayed on the respective page. Create any number of bots and download a PDD for your personal use as required.
A single Community Edition user is a multi-role user with Admin plus Business user plus Analyst permissions.
|Use Model option for system-generated views
You can now use the Model option to compare and find the best aggregated view for your recordings. Use this option to save as many views with different combinations as required.
You can also save the view as a manual view to further customize your view and compare side-by-side. Select either an Easy or Strict model so that you can view recordings where the steps are the same versus recordings with different results with more branches in the process path.
|Use Filter option for system-generated
You can now use the Filter option to use a set of values to compare different sections of a process across various recordings by selecting a specific path and step filter. Used along with the Model option, the path and step filter options for a system-generated or manual view can help you to determine and decide on a good candidate for automation.
|Use toggle frequency counter
option for system-generated
You can now use the toggle frequency counter to display the number of recordings that a particular path takes in the flow in a system-generated view. Use this option to help you understand the frequency of the path compared to other recordings or views.
screenshot for data privacy
Use the Screen option (icon) to display or hide the recording screenshot before submitting the recording for the analyst to review. Use this option when you do not want to share personal image details with the analyst.
|Download PDD from the
You can now download a process definition document (PDD) for an opportunity directly from the Opportunities table listed on the Opportunities page. The PDD is automatically generated when the opportunity is created. After the PDD is generated, the field changes from generating PDD to Download PDD. You can then download and save the document.
|Access Bot Insight data
Use the Tableau connector in Bot Insight to access business and operational information. The Tableau connector connects to the Bot Insight APIs to create various business and operational metrics that you can analyze and visualize within Tableau.
|FTP / SFTP||2.2.0-20201115-072759|
|Log To File||2.2.0-20201126-165428|
|Office 365 Excel||2.2.0-20201104-062559|
|Office 365 Calendar||2.1.0-20201111-162101|
|Office 365 OneDrive||2.2.0-20201126-165550|
|REST Web Service||3.2.0-20201112-224735|
|SOAP Web Service||3.2.0-20201123-093411|