UiPath 2019.8 Beta is now available!

:loudspeaker: UiPath 2019.8 Beta is available! Switch now to check out the latest features!

Click here to see how to switch to Beta channel in UiPath Studio.

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(in case you are using Studio Community Edition and you do not see this option, see here)
Also, make sure you have activities beta feed active to be able to download beta versions of our activity packs.

What’s new?

See the list below of what you can expect out of this 2019.8 update. We will come back to you with blogs explaining some of those features. Please give us your thoughts and leave your feedback here.

Introduction of new Agent Desktop

The old Robot Tray was replaced by new Agent Desktop.

This is the first iteration of a product that will be able to handle extensibility, white labeling, scheduling and starting background processes. Stay tuned for future releases.

Orchestration Process Template

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It allows for orchestrating Human tasks with Automation / Robot tasks and creating a high level process that can describe the entire / end to end business process (for example “Onboarding process”). This also brings a series of new activities that are able to persist state / execution in between 2 tasks (human/robot).

Please keep in mind that this feature depends on your Orchestrator settings. The current version of Orchestrator on our platform.uipath.com does not yet support it.

This feature also brings some new activities that support long running capabilities.

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Background Process Template

You can now create a background process that does not necessarily require UI interaction.

Eventually, it will be possible to run multiple background processes at the same time with a foreground process. Stay tuned for the updates!

Debugging

Validate / Validate All and Error List

You can now scan your entire project for syntax errors and then display them in one convenient Errors pane.

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As you can see, it spots the syntax error inside of the invoked workflow:

And this is only the beginning of this functionality.

Ability to run a single activity to debug it!

You can find Test Activity functionality in the context menu.

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Export your logs from the Output pane to a text file to aid search

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Debug first experience

With 4 options: Debug Project, Run Project, Debug File, Run File.

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Watch and Local panes were improved

They now handle more things better (mainly arguments and complex data types).

Addition of the Immediate pane

You can now change variable and argument values in this convenient window (similar to the Watch and Locals panes, it is visible only during debugging).

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Complete Revamp of Retry / Ignore / Continue / Break experience to make it easy to troubleshoot

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Activities that threw the exception are now highlighted in red

Ability to copy from read only workflows

Ability to paste valid XAML snippets into the canvas from notepad and vice versa

Restart your debugging the top

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Development

Shortcut help section was added when no XAML files are opened in your project

This will help you help you learn a few of our most commonly used shortcuts - what are yours?

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Studio now offers centralized access to Project settings including Activities settings

This increases the speed of development and customization possibilities for your projects. Packages will load different sets of settings when added as dependencies. For example, UIAutomation will load two sets of settings: OCR and UI Automation related property settings.

Another example: set your Timeout once and it will apply across all UI Activities. It also has two configuration profiles, one for Debugging and one for Runtime , which makes development much easier.

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Auto-arrange your flowcharts

Added Auto-arrange in the context menu.

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You can now keep you project tabs open between subsequent project reopens

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System.Data.DataTable type was added as a default value in the variable and arguments type dropdown

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…As well as many improvements and bug fixes to existing features (Command Palette among many others).

If you’re curious, you can also see these release notes for all UiPath 2019 Community versions released so far:

Click image below and let us know what you think.

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Good job… UiPath team…:clap::clap:

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Awesome work guys!!

I have being seriously waiting for few features and all of those are here in the update. Specially the new robot tray, orchestration process for handling long running jobs and background processing…

Can’t wait to try it out…

I’m waiting for the community edition orchestrator update as well to check out the orchestration process.

Great work guys!!!

You guys are awesome as always!!!

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Wow!!! That’s awesome…

Looking forward to use all the features :slight_smile:

Thanks for the update :blush::blush:

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:star_struck::star_struck:
Uipath team penta kill:boom::boom::boom:

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Wow . great news.:metal::metal:

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Thanks Uipath team :metal:

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This is great news… Awsome. :star_struck::star_struck::star_struck:

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Sounds great :star_struck:

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UiPath is so fast innovating and improving!
Hope I can keep up. :rofl:

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Wow !! Now increasing the enjoyment.

Regards
Balamurugan.S

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Great job @ team UiPath :clap::heartpulse::ok_hand:

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when we go for data scraping into a sequence(example: go to open browser and then data scraping) it is give nothing and returns as a blank white window.

I want to know that is this kind of problem will solved in this update or not?

thank you.

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Great features …

looking for community edition to try it out…

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Excellent updates… Good Job UiPath Team.

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Wow greate work!!:star_struck::star_struck:

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Hi . I like this feature very much. It avoids to restart the debug .

Thank you
Balamurugan.S

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That is a great iteration. Cannot wait that this becomes the LTS Enterprise Version!

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Love the idea of adding screenshots for the features :slight_smile in the post here :
Thank you and congratulations team :slight_smile:

Regards,
Karthik Byggari

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We suppose to have enable and disable screenshots option. other wise it will create lot of garbage when we run in 24X7 mode.

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