Community Edition A2019.20 Release Notes
Release date: 14 April 2021
Review the new features in the Community Edition A2019.20 release (Build 8846).
To verify which Bot agent version is compatible with this release, see Compatibility with Automation 360 builds.
Automate SAP-related tasks using SAP BAPI
Use the actions available in the SAP BAPI package to automate SAP-related tasks using SAP BAPI.
|Default names for output
When you configure an output variable for the following packages, the Control Room shows a descriptive default variable name. If you create several output variables, subsequent variable names are appended with a -1, -2, -3, and so on to avoid duplication.
|PDF split with blank pages supports
scanned image documents (Service Cloud case ID:
Use the PDF Split action to separate a blank page from pages with scanned images. With pixel-based split, you can now use Split document to split a PDF with blank page separators for scanned (image-based) documents.
SMTP port range expanded to include ports 1 through
The Email package now supports ports in the range of 1 through 65535 for the SMTP server. You can use the Send email action by configuring the SMTP port in this range.
|New actions in the Active Directory
|Enhancement to Create user action in Active Directory
You can now use the Create user action to create an Active Directory user with password.
|Universal Recorder expanded support and new
Use the Universal Recorder to perform the following:
|Support for new
languages in variable names
You can now use Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish characters in variable names.
|Search and add child bot in the parent bot
Search for a child bot in the public and private workspaces so that you can add it in the parent bot. You can search for the child bot from the Bot editor and the Run action of the Task Bot package.
about user that deployed the bot
Use the AATaskInvoker system variable to return the username, first name, last name, and email of the user that ran or scheduled the bot. If the bot is deployed to an attended Bot Runner, this variable returns information about the logged-in user. If the bot is deployed by a trigger, this variable returns information about the user who set the trigger.
|New condition in If
package (Service Cloud case ID:
00536088, 00690073,00717514, 00737243, 00702383)
Use the new Window with same title does not exist or Window with same title exist condition available in the If package to verify whether a window with the same title exists or whether the window title has changed.
|Google packages are now generally
Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Sheets packages are now generally available in Automation 360, and contain these new actions:
Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface (AARI)
|Get Storage file
The new Get Storage file action in the AARI Web package enables you to download storage files to a bot device.
|Upload files in initial forms
Add the Select File element to forms to enable users to select and upload files in the initial forms or tasks in the web interface. Users can browse to upload a new file or replace an existing file. The uploaded file is shown as a hyperlink and redirects users to a new tab when opened.
|Hyperlinks support for initial
Use the new Hyperlink element to add links to forms and access them in initial forms and tasks.
|Configure a scheduler user
for each process (Service Cloud case ID:
As an AARI administrator, you can now configure a scheduler user for each process to allocate the Control Room resources (devices and unattended Bot Runners) on the web interface. By default, the Global scheduler user is selected if a scheduler user is not configured for individual processes.
|Update to properties
panel for human task (Service Cloud case ID:
As a Bot Creator, you can choose to not configure any actions in the human task by selecting the Make the form read-only check box in the Properties panel. The human task does not require any input and it is executed automatically to the next task.
|Bookmark any page as landing
page for AARI on the
The web interface is now enhanced to a new multiple page system so that you can directly bookmark any page (Requests, Tasks, or Recycle Bin) as your landing page. Also, the tabs in the web interface have been removed so that the requests are opened one at a time and not simultaneously. To perform multiple tasks, you can open the requests pages in different browser tabs.
|Navigation enhancement in AARI on the web
The web interface is now enhanced with a side navigation pane so that you can easily navigate to various pages (Processes, Requests, Recycle Bin, and Tasks).
|New processes page
(Service Cloud case ID: 00694786)
As an AARI user, navigate to your assigned processes and create new requests by using the new Processes page in the web interface. Use the navigation bar to quickly access the page.
|Enhancements to the Button
|Enhancement to the form
You can now use the Logos in footer field option to select up to two separate logos that are displayed in the footer of the form during bot runtime.
|Search for a
business process from the Processes
You can now use the search field to help you locate a specific process by name. The field is not case-sensitive. The search field is available from the Processes page.
|View all captured
images from the screenshot modal
You can now navigate across all captured screenshots when you click an image in full size from the modal window. Click the pagination located below the image to select a step number or use the right or left arrows to quickly display all captured images.
package is included in default
The Process Discovery package is now included in the default packages. You can preload the default package when you connect to your device. Preloading the package helps to speed the start time of the recorder the first time you begin recording a process
You can now perform actions such as double-click, drag-drop, click and hold, and text select when recording a business process. Actions performed using keyboard strokes are displayed in the Data field. Double-click is captured by the recorder and displayed in the screenshot from the Recordings page.
Note: The Discovery Bot recorder does not capture the drag-drop and click and hold actions from the Recordings page. To include these actions performed during the recording, you can document the individual steps in the Step description text field for the analyst.
|IPv6 addresses are not supported for IQ Bot, so ensure that you use only IPv4 addresses.|
AAE_Admin role access to operations API from Power BI connector
The Power BI connector now provides the AAE_Admin user role access to the botrundata operational API. With this role, you can connect to the botrundata API and extract operational metrics to be analyzed and visualized within Power BI.
Enhancements to the publish (production)
Users with the AAE_Bot Insight Admin and AAE_Bot Insight Expert role can now edit the published dashboard. You can use the save as option to save the production dashboard as a custom production dashboard and add widgets to your custom dashboard. You can also delete a default production dashboard and a custom production dashboard.