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Robotic Process Automation

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Implement better tenant management capabilities

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4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Workflow: CreateBatch command, validate that the batch already exists

The command to createBatch, would have to have the option to check if Batch exists, if there is to use, otherwise, create. Because today we have to validate via code if there is already a lot by name.
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 4 Under review

Allow Knowledge Base V2 to be started with no initial Excel upload

In current state the user has to download sample kb from documentation, cleanse it, then reupload it to get a fresh start. This should be automatic
2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Ability for Data Tables and Lists to be referred to in parameterization within Scripts

When working with Datatables you're often locked in to many nested commands. A strong value add would be if we could refer to elements in parameterization. IEDogWoofCatMeowHorseNeigh${vDataTable.cell(1,2)} would equal Cat.This would save commands ...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enable choosing production version on scheduler instead of always using the same version

When creating a new scheduler, we need to pick a version of the script.When this script is updated, there is no way to change the version of the script used by the scheduler.It would help a lot if we could pick a version or the production version...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

JDBC and DB2 Connectors

It would be nice if WDG had JDBC and DB2 connectors so that it may connect with JDBC and DB2 clients OOTB.
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Remove 24h Restriction on Credential Vault

Remove or allow the Credential Vault Timeout to be set on the server instead of forcing a 24h Attended timeout
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Import WAL scripts into RPA Studio

At the moment, RPA Studio does not allow users to import scripts that are not stored in a file not formatted as a wal file. As for now, I can paste code that I have in an external file into a new one that I create in RPA Studio. Once the code is i...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Needs more information

Provide appropriate chatbot behaviour when there're insufficient licenses

When a company has 5 IVA's and 6 customer tried to use the chatbot, the server simply does not start the chatsession for the 6th customer.It might be worthwhile to investigate either- queue mechanism with timer to indicate when a chatbot is availa...
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Possibility to perform HTTP GET Request with a Body

I'm having trouble making GET requests with Body, I understand that in the old versions of the specification this was explicitly unacceptable, but we agree that some Brazilian DEVs do not read specifications and even if they do, in the current ver...
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Under review