Upload and download bots, workflows, and dependencies
Use the Enterprise Client to manually upload and download Task Bots, Master Bots, MetaBots, and Workflows with any related dependencies to and from the Repository.
From Version 11.3.4 and later, the Enterprise Client automatically downloads the latest Task Bots and associated dependencies from the Control Room when a user with Attended Bot Runner license logs in to the Enterprise Client. Additionally, the Parent Task option allows a user with Attended Bot Runner license to automatically update parent Task Bots and associated dependencies during run time. See Automatically update Task Bots
To access the upload or download feature select a file and right click, or select a file and click upload or download in the menu.
Use the Export to CSV option to export the dependent files list in the CSV format when you upload or download a Task Bot with dependent files to or from the Automation Anywhere Control Room repository.
|ATMX - Automation Anywhere Task File||PDF - Portable Document Format|
|BMP - Bitmap||PKX - Rational XDE (IBM)|
|CSV - Comma Sepreated Values||PNG - Portable Network Graphic|
|DOC - Microsoft Word Document||TXT - Text|
|DOCX - Microsoft Word Open XML||XLS - Microsoft Excel File|
|EXE - Executable File||XLSX - Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet|
|JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group||XML - Extensible Markup Language|
|MDB - Microsoft Access Database|
VCS enabled upload and download
When Version Control Service (VCS) is enabled, upload or download bots and any related dependencies, such as other Task Bots, MetaBots, IQ Bots, and other related dependencies. This simplifies the process of uploading and downloading Task Bots to Control Room, eliminating the need to upload dependencies separately.
To upload a Master Bot, you must checkout the file.
- All bots must have a unique name regardless of which user uploads the bot.
- The task dependency scanner and Uploading - Pending Changes or Files works for files that are new, checked-out, and eligible for upload.
- When VCS is enabled, you can download all the tasks and dependencies.
Upload and download failure remarks
When a bot or dependent files fails to upload or download, the Remarks column displays the reason for the failure.
- Invalid file format
- The file format is not supported by Automation Anywhere.
- File not found
- The file path to an application used in a Task Bot cannot be resolved.
- Not licensed
- A user without the correct role or license configuration cannot download or upload a bot with all of its related dependencies.
- Password protected bot
- A bot that is password protected cannot be uploaded or downloaded.
- Insufficient folder privileges
- When the user trying to upload or download a bot does not have the required access permissions for that particular folder.
- Cyclic dependency
- A potential cycle conflict exists between bots when the same files are included in dependent bots.
- Variabalized path
- The specified variable in the file or folder path does not match the $AAAApplicationPath$ used to select, open, or save files and folders.
- Locally renamed MetaBot
- When a user renames a local copy of a MetaBot and it no longer matches the name of the MetaBot used in the associated Task Bot.
- File with same name already exists
- When VCS is enabled and a user tries to upload a file that already exits in the repository.
- File is force unlocked by server administrator
- When VCS is enable, an administrator force unlocked file cannot be uploaded to the repository.