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Automation 360 v.21 Community Edition Release Notes

  • Updated: 2021/07/09
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Automation 360 v.21 Community Edition Release Notes

Release date: 02 June 2021

Review the new features in the Community Edition of the Automation 360 v.21 (Build 9664) release.

RPA Workspace

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.

New features
Automation 360 navigation enhancements

We have enhanced the overall readability and accessibility of the Automation 360 interface. To make navigation easier, menus and views are organized based on frequently used features and related tasks.

The interface includes the following updates:
  • The Device, Profile, and Help icons are now located at the bottom of the navigation menu, consolidating all controls on the left for easy access.

    When you click these icons, flyout panels of content and actions are shown.

  • The side navigation menu can be collapsed to a slim bar to maximize the main workspace area.

    You can continue to use the side navigation in collapsed mode, with flyouts for each section.

Automation 360 navigation updates

Deploy workload automation on a multi-user Windows terminal server

To optimize workload automation and multi-user devices, you can deploy workload automations on a multi-user Windows terminal server so that a single device can process multiple work items concurrently.

About multi-user devices | About device pools

New actions in the SAP BAPI package

Use the following new actions:

  • Run standard workflow: Runs a standard workflow in SAP BAPI.
  • Run custom workflow: Runs a custom workflow in SAP BAPI.

SAP BAPI package

New actions in File package

Use the following new actions:

  • Get name: Reads a file name and stores it to a string.
  • Get path: Reads the path of the file and stores it to a string.

File package

Common table expression supported in Database package

You can now use common table expression (CTE) in the Read from action using the WITH keyword in SQL-compliant databases such as Oracle and MySQL. Use CTE statements within a SQL query to simplify complex joins and subqueries.

Using the Read from action

Support for large numbers in Number package (Service Cloud case ID:00557619)

You can now perform mathematical operations for large numbers with more precision in the Number package.

Number package

Snowflake database support using OBDC driver (Service Cloud case ID:00761695)

Snowflake OBDC driver is now supported in the Database package. You can connect to the Snowflake database using ODBC-based client applications.

The following actions support this feature:

  • Connect
  • Disconnect
  • Read from
  • Export to data table
  • Insert/Update/Delete
Variables: new features and enhancements (Service Cloud Case ID:00740585)
  • Edit the variable name after the variable is created.
  • Delete all or a specific selection of unused variables from a bot.
Universal Recorder new features and enhancements
  • Record object interactions in applications built on the Electron framework.
  • Perform double-click in all supported applications and browsers.
Limit credential attribute use to password fields only (Service Cloud Case ID:00740585)

When you create or edit a credential attribute, ensure that bots input the attribute value only in fields that are identified as password fields by selecting the Set this attribute as a password option.

Default names for output variables

When you configure an output variable for the actions in the Error handler and Python Script packages, the Control Room automatically generates a descriptive default variable name. If you create more than one output variable for an action, the subsequent variable names are appended with a -1, -2, -3, and so on to avoid a variable name conflict.

New string action to support nested variables

Use the String > Evaluate value action to compare a user-specified string variable with the string variables in the bot. If a match is found, the action returns the value of the matching variable.

String package

Delete Global values

A user with the AAE_Admin role can delete a global value from the All global values page.

Global values

ODBC driver support for all connection strings (Service Cloud Case ID: 00748887, 00777676)

An Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver is now available to support all the ODBC connection strings in the same way it was used in the Enterprise 11 version. Using SQL as a standard for accessing and managing data, you can connect to MySQL, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, and other databases using the ODBC driver.

Share a DLL session

You can now share a DLL session between bots.

Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface (AARI)

New features
Download, delete, or view files in browser in initial forms or tasks

Users can now use the Select File element to download files that are uploaded to the initial forms or tasks, and they can also delete files or access the hyperlink file to view the file in within the browser. The uploaded file can be accessed as a hyperlink, and new icons are available for download and delete.

Enhancement to team roles

The AARI team consists of three roles:

  • Member: Can create, view, and delete their own requests. All the tasks are automatically assigned to the member when they create the request in a private team. In a shared team, the member can assign tasks to other members.