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Community Edition A2019.20 Release Notes

  • Updated: 2021/04/21
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Community Edition A2019.20 Release Notes

Release date: 14 April 2021

Review the new features in the Community Edition A2019.20 release (Build 8846).

Community Edition

Bot agent update: This release includes a required update to your Bot agent. Ensure that you complete the update to continue with your automation activities when upgrading from a previous release to this release.

Automatically update the Bot agent | Manually update the Bot agent

To verify which Bot agent version is compatible with this release, see Compatibility with Automation 360 builds.

What's new
Automate SAP-related tasks using SAP BAPI

Use the actions available in the SAP BAPI package to automate SAP-related tasks using SAP BAPI.

SAP BAPI package

Default names for output variables

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.

  • Browser
  • Email
  • Excel advanced
  • JavaScript
  • Loop
  • Recorder
  • VBScript
  • Window
PDF split with blank pages supports scanned image documents (Service Cloud case ID: 00683923)

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 65535

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 package
  • Update account options: Sets account attributes for the user.
  • Change user password: Use this option to change a user's password.

User account operations

Enhancement to Create user action in Active Directory package

You can now use the Create user action to create an Active Directory user with password.

Using the Create user action

Universal Recorder expanded support and new features

Use the Universal Recorder to perform the following:

  • Automate clicks and data retrieval in drop-down lists and combo boxes in Oracle EBS applications such as Compass.
  • Link an object that the bot cannot reliably identify to a nearby object (such as a link or button) that is easier for the bot to find. Use this feature in MSAA, UI Automation, or Java applications.
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.

Unicode range supported in variables

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.

Using the Run action | Bot editor for creating bots

Obtain information 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.

System settings and parameters

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