UiPath Community 20.10 Release - Orchestrator

UiPath Community 20.10 Stable Release

As we approach our LTS enterprise release date, we took the time to review what changed in Orchestrator over the last 6 months. :mailbox_with_mail:
It all starts with a completely new user experience, but it doesn’t end there. Check below all the new features and improvements the team delivered and please continue to share your feedback with us to help us improve in the upcoming releases. :rocket:

Modern Folders

  • The new Orchestrator UX heralds a brave new world for your deployment management - out with Classic (folders) and into a Modern only world. We have disabled classic folders for all new tenants, making the modern paradigm the default option for new users and deployments. Details about the new UI here.
  • To streamline robot migration from classic folders to modern folders, we’ve made it possible to easily enable/disable robots residing in classic folders. This way, you are presented with a rollback option if a step errors out during migration.

Folder Packages

To help with delegating responsibilities in your company while keeping packages separate, first-level folders can now be created with a dedicated packages feed. See how here.

Personal Workspaces Experience

  • Personal workspaces come with their own packages feed by default and mark a historical minimum in package deployment efforts as any package that is added to the workspace gets automatically deployed as a process in the workspace.
  • Keep an eye on all workspaces from a centralized location and give a helping hand to developers in their daily activities by exploring the contents of their personal workspaces at a glance.
  • Keeping Orchestrator clean of unused data is now a breeze as you can easily identify all workspaces with little or no activity, or those which have been orphaned upon employees leaving the organization. The clean-up strategy is at your discretion and is pretty much hassle-free, as you can either delete or convert the workspace into a folder from the convenience of the dedicated Personal Workspaces page.
  • To help new users in their automation journey, we’ve added a simplified UI profile in Orchestrator for those using personal workspaces, so the user experience is stripped down to the functionality available in their workspace. Learn about UI Profiles

Unattended Automation

  • To ease unattended automation ordeals concerning local Windows users residing on multiple host machines we made sure that unattended robots impersonating local accounts only require the corresponding Windows username and password - the host machine is no longer a mandatory identifier. Say you are using LocalUser1 on 5 host machines. Instead of having to set up 5 user entities in Orchestrator for each combination, you define the unattended robot on one user entity only, using the .\LocalUser1 syntax in the Domain\Username field.
  • If you were looking for better-debugging capabilities, rest assured, as of now, you can select the host machine on which a certain job is launched. Click here for details about jobs.

Processes Improvements

Among all the usability improvements we are excited about, this release we are especially excited about solving some common frustrations regarding processes.

  • Updating processes across multiple folders to the latest available package version just became easy-breezy with a new bulk update feature which enables you to upgrade all processes associated with a package. Simply select the target packages, and Orchestrator does the job for you by searching for and displaying all associated processes which are not using the latest available package version. Choose the processes to be updated to the latest available package version and you’re done.
  • To help you easily identify and differentiate processes from one another, regardless if they are deployed manually or automatically in a personal workspace, processes now inherit the description of the associated package as set at design time in Studio. Furthermore, you can also add a description to your processes or edit the existing one as you wish, no restrictions imposed.
  • To increase the level of control you have over your processes, we’ve added the Always Running Process option on the Process Setting page to restrict process termination from the UiPath Assistant.

Automatic Trigger Disabling

You can now configure automatic trigger disabling with two new parameters: Triggers.DisableWhenFailedCount and Triggers.DisableWhenFailingSinceDays. The trigger gets disabled automatically after a certain number of failed launches (Triggers.DisableWhenFailedCount) if it hadn’t been successfully launched in a specific number of days (Triggers.DisableWhenFailingSinceDays).

Test Data Management

Decrease your time spent on testing by managing your test data through test data queues and synthetic test data creation. The Test Data Queue is your central storage where you can prepare, store, and consume test data. You can expand your testing efforts through test cases that store and consume queues items in and out of the test data queues, on a FIFO (first-in-first-out) order.

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Hello,

Does “out with Classic (folders) and into a Modern only world” mean that in the future, we really won’t have classic folders available?

Yep! As we are closing the feature gaps between old and new way of managing the robots/machines/processes, there won’t be a need for classic folders – we will only have … folders :). But that won’t happen for a while - we are doing all efforts to make sure migration is smooth and all current use cases can be implemented in modern folders as well (easier and faster).

This version will fix that old problem where the Transaction Item “progress” value get erased whenever the Transation State is not “In Progress”?

Yes. Fixed.

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