Error passing input params via CMD. "Error converting value to type.."


I have a ‘Master Sequence’ that I want to pass a job ID and xaml file to. I basically built my own custom Orchestrator and I kick off jobs via CMD line:

C:\Path\> UiRobot -f "C:\Users\halbertc\Documents\UiPath\MasterSequence\project.json" -i '{"JobID":"75","WorkFlowToCall":"C:\\path\\to\\folder\\UiPath\\Test_1"}' -rdp

It tells me:

Error converting value “{“JobID”:“75”,“WorkFlowToCall”:“C:\path\to\folder\UiPath\Test_1”}” to type ‘System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2[System.String,System.Object]’. Path ‘’, line 1, position 82.

I’ve tried everything I can think of. Added Json to the project, even removed the path and just did the filename, changed the order:

Error converting value “{“WorkFlowToCall”:“Test_01.xaml”,“JobID”:“75”}” to type ‘System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2[System.String,System.Object]’. Path ‘’, line 1, position 48.

Any other ideas?

Crazy. I figured out it doesn’t like me passing a path as a value. When i hard coded the path and just passed the file name it worked.

Anyone know the proper way to send the fullpath?


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Hope this thread would help you resolve this

Cheers @flashsplat

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Nice! Thanks Robot Master!

I will try to implement this tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

Glad I posted my question!

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Sure cheers @flashsplat

So, it looks like this is no longer supported:

Note: The Robot API is no longer supported. We recommend using the Orchestrator API.

The service and serviceModel elements were not in the config file. I tried placing them myself but could not get the API to respond to me.

And we don’t have Orchestrator so I can’t use that API :frowning:. Maybe what I can do is pass the path and replace the “\” with something else so it doesn’t try to convert it. I’ll let you know how that goes :stuck_out_tongue:

Thank you for the responce.

Chyes! I figured it out :smiley:!

I needed to double escape my path:


I can now pass that and engage the robot! Woohoo!

UiRobot -f “C:\path\to\folder\UiPath\MasterSequence\project.json” -i “{"JobID":"75","WorkFlowToCall":"C:\\\path\\\to\\\folder\\\UiPath\\\Test_1\\\Test_01.xaml"}”

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