Can anyone please tell me how to use scheduler option in community edition?

uiautomation
orchestrator

#1

I have automated the process of sending the birthday emails to the employee by fetching their detail.
Now I want a Scheduler option or Queue which checks for Birthdays everyday at 9:00 AM, and send emails. How can I achieve that using Uipath community edition.

Please help me to achieve this.

Thanks,
Namratha


#2

How do you want to achieve this? You can create your tenant in Orchestrator CE (https://platform.uipath.com) and schedule your job from there after you publish. Another way would be to use create a batch file which triggers the workflow you want to execute which in-turn is triggered by task scheduler.

Thanks,
Rammohan B.


#3
  1. I have tried creating tenant in Orchestrator in https://platform.uipath.com. But it is giving “No available licenses: Number of new machines slots exceed the total license count” while clicking provision in robot creation window.

Is it possible to achieve the above using community edition? What is the cause of that error?

  1. "Another way would be to use create a batch file which triggers the workflow you want to execute which in-turn is triggered by task scheduler" => How to do this? Could you please suggest some referece for this?

Thanks a lot,
Namratha


#4

Make sure that the robot you provision in orchestrator is of ‘Development’ type since that’s the only license that you get with Orchestrator CE.

Create a .bat file with the below content:
start "" /min "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\UiPath\app-18.2.2\UiRobot.exe" /file:"path_of_xaml_file"

Create a task under ‘Task Scheduler’ and run this batch file.

Thanks,
Rammohan B.


#5

Thank you very much @Rammohan91. After selecting development option, an error is gone.

Regards,
Namratha


#6

@Rammohan91, I have few doubts, could you please give some information about it? Since I am new to this, want a clear idea about it.

  1. What is the use of having more than one robot. Actually for CE there are 2 robots are available I heard. If we have multiple projects, then can’t we run that using the same(one) robot?

  2. I have registered the orchestrator in https://platform.uipath.com . Until I use the CE, 2 robots in this orchestrator are free right? Or does it have any validity?

Thanks,
Namratha


#7

If you want to schedule or run multiple processes at the same time, then wont be able to do it with the same robot. If Process A is running from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and you want to run another Process B within the same time, then you have to may not be able to achieve the same with the same robot. You have to run it within another Robot.

However you can run processes one after another within the same robot. In Large scale implementation there may be the need of multiple process to be executed simulaneously at the same time which can’t be achieve using the same robot. In those cases multiple robots each one of them running an individual process may be needed.

Orchestrator CE provides 2 free robots and its completely free to use without any validity.

Let me know if it helps.

Thanks,
Rammohan B.


#8

https://platform.uipath.com - this path will be used for CE right?? Or it should be demo.uipath.com?


#9

@Namratha_Nayak you can use demo.uipath.com


#10

As mentioned here, i would suggest to use https://platform.uipath.com. However not sure if both points to the same orchestrator CE Instance.

Thanks,
Rammohan B.


#11

@Rammohan91,

Yeah using the same. Thanks for these info. They were very useful.


#12

@indra, Currently I am using platform.uipath.com. And it worked properly without any issues. Actually, I wanted to know what is different in platform.uipath.com and demo.uipath.com