I’m wondering which is the recommended way to have a dispatcher robot built with the ReFramework to upload items to a queue (from an Excel file, in this particular case).
First, you may say that for such a simple task, the dispatcher doesn’t need to have its own ReFramework. This is basically what they do in the “ReFramework_UiDemo” exercise, where they just create a workflow call “Dispatcher – UploadQueue.xaml” next to the Performer’s Main.xaml and run it as its own file. Here my first worry is that the dispatcher is basically inside or part of the performer robot. So I wanted to confirm if the consensus really is that the dispatcher doesn’t really need to be its own project. But, assuming you can take it out of the performer and make it its own project, and also use the ReFramework for the dispatcher, how would that look?
I did manage to see a user on the UiPath forum leaving an example of how he did it within the framework. In the Init stage, right invoking InitAllApplications.xaml, he just invokes his own workflow, which outputs the DataTable with the Excel file’s contents into the TransactionData global variable. He then seems to pass this global variable to his GetTransactionData.xaml, gets the TransactionItem, and in the Process.xaml, he finally uploads it to the queue.
Any guidance would be great, thanks!