New UiPath Chrome Extension Upcoming!

Update

Following the publication of our Chrome extension, we were notified by customers that on certain configurations of our 18.4 version the processes were not executed optimally. Our team has taken immediate action to remove the new Chrome extension and republish the previous version.

As of now, the correct extension is available in the Chrome extension manager, and will auto-update on your Chrome restart. At the first start/restart only, the Chrome browser will auto-update the UiPath Chrome extension. Depending on network performance, this operation done might take Chrome browser a longer startup time.

Possible impact:
The Chrome browser might require longer startup time in order to download and install the UiPath extension (first time only). The operation triggers the browser tabs refresh as well. Thus, the first run of the automation processes using OpenBrowser UIAutomation activity may fail.

Mitigation options for customers:

  • Option 1: Manually restart the Chrome browser to allow UiPath extension auto-update, before running automation processes.
  • Option 2: Monitor the automation processes and restart the ones that might have failed.

We apologize for the inconveniences caused and assure you that our engineering teams are doing their best to monitor and mitigate any potential issues. Thank you for your understanding.

The UiPath team


Original post:

We are constantly improving our product and the automation experience.
A new Chrome extension is ready. Beside a completely new artwork, the extension comes with reliability improvements and meaningful error messages.

Publishing timeline
We plan to publish this new extension in the Chrome Web Store on Oct 2nd,October 2, 2020

Chrome browser behaviour
Once published, at the first start/restart only, the Chrome browser will auto-update the UiPath Chrome extension. Depending on network performance, this operation done might take Chrome browser a longer startup time.

Possible impact:
The Chrome browser might require longer startup time in order to download and install the UiPath extension (first time only). The operation triggers the browser tabs refresh as well. Thus, the first run of the automation processes using OpenBrowser UIAutomation activity may fail.

Mitigation options:

  • Option 1: Manually restart the Chrome browser to allow UiPath extension auto-update, before running automation processes.
  • Option 2: Monitor the automation processes and restart the ones that might have failed.
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From which chrome version does this new extension works?

@jvanmarion, for Chrome version 64 and greater.

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Awesome news! We can have a little bit more details of whats is changing and being improved?

The new extension displays meaningful error messages revealing the source of the error and the proper solution, reducing debugging time.

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The new extension is up and running. Mind its update at the first Chrome restart/start. :nerd_face:

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Hey, guys. All of our robots stopped recognizing the selectors. Can someone of you share a link to the new extension? Our didn’t updated automatically.

Hi @Phoenixxx,

See the link below for updates on the Chrome extension issue:

As I just heard from support, the UiPath development team rolled back the old version as a new version in Chrome Web Store (9.0.6824).Since then everything is working again.

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