Automation 360 v.22 Community Edition Release Notes
Release date: 15 September 2021
Review the new features in the Community Edition of the Automation 360 v.22 (Build 10520) release.
|Introducing Text file package
A new Text file package is now available that includes the Get text action. This action enables you to extract text from files that have Japanese characters with Shift-JIS encoding and then save the content in the files to a string variable.
|Share session across bots
Share a DLL, Excel, and Terminal Emulator session across multiple bots using the Global session option. You can also share a session with specific child bots using the Variable option and share a session with the current bot only using the Local session option.
Enhancement to AISense Recorder
AISense Recorder now enables automation of applications that use Russian and a combination of Russian and English interfaces.
|Enhancements to recorder
conditions for packages
to Excel advanced
|New option in Database:
In the Database: Disconnect action, you can now use the Keep database schema in cache until bot finishes running option to enable the Loop action to iterate the dataset by using cached schema after disconnecting from the database.
Use regular expressions in File Open
(Service Cloud case ID: 00737614)
Use regular expressions (regex) in the Open action of the File package to support pattern-based search.
supported in Open action of Excel advanced
Use the wildcard character (*) in the Open action of the Excel advanced package for file names to search based on the wildcard pattern.
|Specify timeout for bots
(Service Cloud case ID: 00667049, 00690892,
00699158, 00706491, 00739420, 00739415, 00741590,
You can now specify the amount of time by which the execution of a bot must be completed. The system stops the bot execution if it is not completed within the time you specified.
New Exchange version supported in Email
In the Email package, when you choose an EWS server to establish a connection, you can now use the Exchange2013 option in the Exchange Version field.
New action in Window
Use the Close all action to close all windows or programs running on the system, except the windows added in the Add window field.
New option to search text within bot content
in Bot editor (Service Cloud case ID:
00735685, 00736201, 00739122, 00740481, 00733885, 00748970,
In the Bot editor, use the search box in the Flow, List, or Dual view to search for text, variables, or actions in the entire bot content such as package name, action name, string name, variable name. This feature helps you to view or edit a bot with long code lines to determine where the searched text, such as variables, strings, or actions, is used and in which line.
|Enhanced support for SOAP Web Service URI (Service
Cloud case ID: 00759811)
In the SOAP Web Service package, if the input to the Address location field is empty, the bot now retrieves the address location from the WSDL file.
|New option in SOAP Web Service
Use the Build SOAP request option in the SOAP Web Service package to retrieve the SOAP request details from the SOAP URI or the WSDL file. You can now select any operations from the list of services and ports available in the SOAP Request to auto populate data in the fields of the SOAP Web Service action.
supported for Oracle Database connection
TNS (Transparent Network Substrate) name is now supported in the Oracle Database. You can connect to the Oracle Database by specifying the TNS name and path of the tnsnames.ora configuration file.
Wait time option in Google Sheets
package (Service Cloud case ID:
In the Google Sheets package, when you use the Connect action to establish a connection with the Google server, you can now set a wait time in the Wait for actions to complete field when performing actions such as Get, Set, or Delete. For example, if you have a large file that takes a long time to open, you can now set the wait time for the file to open before the system executes the next set of actions.
option for Put action in Dictionary
You can now assign a static value to a key for a dictionary variable by using the Static value option in the Put action in the Dictionary package.
action in Window
Use the Restore action to restore the size of a maximized or a minimized window or application running on the system.
|Relative click and occurrence
supported in packages (Service Cloud Case
When you capture a target image using the Image Recognition package, you can now use the Preview option to select a specific captured occurrence and position your click location relative to the image.
The feature is supported in the following packages and actions:
|Enhancements to execution type
key in AATaskExecutor variable
|Language support for variable
Variable names now support Greek and Japanese languages. You can now create variable names using the following characters:
| New option in REST Web Service (Service Cloud
case ID: 00764198, 00800287)
In the REST Web Service package, you can now use the Allow insecure connection when using https option to skip the SSL certificate validation and to allow non-secure connections.
item ID and time filters for workload
Combine the work item ID and start time of a queue to search for specific work items and monitor the progress of these work items. The start time filters the list of all work items that start between two specified start date and start time.
|Enhancements to the bot structure
We have enhanced the overall readability of the bot structure and updated the node labels of the bot to show selected properties and parameters of each action in detail in the Flow, List, and Dual views. You no longer have to expand each action to view these details.
The Flow, List, and Dual views display the following properties of actions:
|Java applications supported in
App integration package
The App integration package now supports Java applications that are based on the Standard Widget Toolkit and Abstract Window Toolkit, which can draw text using Windows text-drawing APIs.
support in Bot Store
Users who cannot connect their Control Room to the internet can now directly download Automation 360 bots and packages locally from Bot Store and then import them to their Control Room.
AARI (Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface)
|Select File element input
support for Create a Request
The Create a Request action in the AARI Web package now supports passing inputs in the request creation forms for the Select File element. You can now use bots to create a request and upload or download files as inputs with the Select File element. These input files are uploaded to the storage service to be available for further processing in the request.
|Output variables support in
The Output variables section in the process editor enables you to create a user-defined variable that can be set as an output to any process. This helps you pass the output from the child (sub) process, that was called in the Process Task, to the parent (main) process.
|Detail view in
The new Detail view option in the Tasks page provides better insight into individual tasks for better task management. The detail view previews each task in their respective request view page without opening another page, this helps organize and corresponds your tasks with the available requests. Users can interact with their tasks as well.
|View Groups of
When reviewing a process view, you can now use the group option or icon to display groups of steps that belong to the primary level action and secondary level action (and subgroup level actions) used during the recording session.
Use the group icon to help you decide what groups of steps to select for a task you want to automate. For example, a primary level action displays Microsoft Outlook, a secondary level action displays Outlook mail notification, and subgroup level actions display terms such as Email -Add To, Email – Add Subject.
|Use Dynamic option for
You can now use the Dynamic option from the Model options to view recordings where groups of steps display a set of repeating patterns that belong to the same application or same primary level action used during the recording session.
Use this option to decide the context of the process or the task you want to automate. Groups of steps that are labeled belong to supported applications such as Microsoft (Excel, Outlook, and Notepad), Notepad++, text editors, most windows use cases, and Chrome browser functionality.
to PDD Word
The PDD Word document now includes a process recording flow chart and the time on each individual step in hours, minutes, and seconds.