Uipath- Best coding practices

Hi ,

I wanted to know about the best coding practice for UiPath before kickstarting for complex automations


Hi @Vincent2

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Hi @nikhil.girish


there are many best practices that needs to be considered

  1. Design best practices
  2. Coding best practices
  3. Automation Best practices

UiPath documents



UiPath blog

Hope this helps

Cheers @Vincent2

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Hi @Vincent2

Best coding practices in UiPath are essential for building reliable and maintainable complex automations. Here are some key guidelines to follow:

  1. Clear and Meaningful Naming:

    • Use descriptive variable names, activity names, and workflow file names. This makes your automation easier to understand.
    • Avoid using generic names like “Variable1” or “Sequence2.”
  2. Modular Design:

    • Break your automation into smaller, reusable workflows or activities (referred to as “building blocks”).
    • Use arguments to pass data between workflows.
    • This modular approach makes it easier to maintain and update your automation.
  3. Comments and Documentation:

    • Add comments to explain complex logic, decisions, or any non-obvious steps in your workflow.
    • Include documentation for input arguments and their expected values.
  4. Exception Handling:

    • Implement proper exception handling with Try-Catch blocks to gracefully handle errors and log relevant information.
    • Avoid using global exception handlers unless necessary.
  5. Logging:

    • Use the Log Message activity to log relevant information, including successes and failures.
    • Use log levels (Info, Warn, Error) appropriately.
  6. Error Handling Strategy:

    • Define a clear error-handling strategy. Decide whether to retry, skip, or terminate the process when errors occur.
  7. Configurable Settings:

    • Store configuration settings (e.g., timeouts, credentials) in a separate file (e.g., Excel, Config file) for easy updates without changing the workflow.
  8. Testing and Validation:

    • Test your automation thoroughly in different scenarios to ensure it works as expected.
    • Use the Debug mode in UiPath Studio to step through your workflow and identify issues.
  9. Version Control:

    • Use version control systems (e.g., Git) to manage your automation projects. This helps track changes and collaborate with team members.
  10. Robust Input Validation:

    • Validate input data to ensure it meets expected criteria before processing it.
  11. Performance Considerations:

    • Optimize your automation for speed and resource usage, especially in long-running processes.
  12. Security:

    • Handle sensitive data (e.g., credentials) securely using assets in Orchestrator or other secure storage methods.
  13. Error Reporting and Notifications:

    • Implement a mechanism to notify relevant stakeholders when errors occur.
  14. Reusability:

    • Create custom reusable libraries (e.g., custom activities) when necessary to avoid duplication.
  15. Peer Review:

    • Have your code reviewed by peers to catch potential issues and improve quality.
  16. Maintainability:

    • Keep your workflows and activities clean and organized. Remove unused or redundant elements.
  17. Compliance and Documentation:

    • Ensure that your automation adheres to company policies, industry regulations, and compliance standards. Document how it meets these requirements.
  18. Training and Skill Development:

    • Stay updated with UiPath best practices and new features by continuous learning.

Following these best practices will help you build UiPath automations that are more robust, maintainable, and easier to troubleshoot, making them suitable for complex automation projects.



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