We are releasing 2022.7 as the first preview of the 2022.10 enterprise release with a lot of improvements and new features.
All our activities have a fresh look with clean headers and colors support. This applies to all projects regardless of the package version. So, it is enough to open a project in the latest Studio version to get the latest visual improvements.
The design is planned to be available in StudioX starting with 2022.8.
We know that libraries are the best option for creating quick and easy activities with the building blocks provided by our community and UiPath. We received a lot of feedback and requests to allow more customizations like display name, icon, categories, and color. We are introducing a new design experience for cross-platform libraries starting from Project Panel and Activity Layout.
Starting with this Studio version we are generating UI for cross-platform activities based on manifest file included in the package. This will bring faster activity development and standardization for the user experience. This also brings dedicated input controllers for the most popular input types.
The Data Manager is now available in Studio as your one stop shop for managing all resources, from variables and arguments, to assets, queues, entities & processes (Orchestrator Resources). You can now use one panel to:
- View & edit arguments & variables
- Add new arguments, variables and namespaces
- View & use orchestrator resources available to you
- View & navigate to all activity cards
With the Data Manager, you don’t need to switch back & forth between multiple panels and you have all of them available in one place. If you don’t need to list certain resources, we have filtering capabilities available, with further extensions coming soon.
Not only that but for variables, all of them are being displayed regardless of the scope you have in focus. We’ve added additional filtering capabilities, allowing you to view only the variables in a certain scope, as well as sorting capabilities.
Assets, Queues, Entities and Processes can be used as before in the Resources panel as highlighted in the example below.
When you are developing cross-platform projects that are compatible with Studio Web you can push them to cloud directly and have the two IDEs in sync.
Get Asset and Get Credential have the option of configuring a caching method. This will improve the execution time as a request to orchestrator will be sent if configured cache has expired. Keep in mind that the default configuration has not changed and by default there will be no caching.
We are introducing new and improved activities for collection handling:
- Filter Collection
- Merge Collections
- Remove From Collection
- Append Item to Collection
- Collection to DataTable
In order to use these, you’ll need to update your Excel package to the latest version
The activity allows you to configure the filter of a pivot table, as well as clearing any existing filters.
We’ve made some performance improvements to the Read Range activity, allowing it to read the data faster.
Until now, if a process or isolated workflow would have been invoked, whenever it throws an error, no matter the type, in the parent process, the exception will be of type SystemException.
Starting with this release, the exception type will be passed from the child process to the parent one.
Example scenario: processA invokes processB, during execution processB throws a BusinessException,
Previous behavior: the invokeProcess activity would fail with a SystemException
New behavior: the invokeProcess activity fails with a BusinessException
Whenever your Robot or Assistant needs to pass through a proxy that requires basic authentication, in order to connect to the internet, you will be asked to input your proxy username and password.
This allows your Assistant and your automations to access resources outside their network, via basic authenticated proxies.
For processes published locally, you now have an easy way to move them to your Personal Workspace once you connect to Orchestrator, from Assistant. First time when you use Assistant (connected to Orchestrator), you will be asked to choose if you want to migrate your processes to Personal Workspace or not. If you choose to skip this step, you will find this option in Preferences, in the Tools section.
In 2022.7 we added new guided tours to help showcase and navigate the users through different features of Assistant. This can be accessed from Preferences, in the Help section.
Starting with 2022.7 we removed Angular support for custom widgets, so make sure to update them if you want to continue to use them in Assistant. More details here.
Using the RDP ActiveX control, one can build custom remote desktop applications, besides custom remote apps. One such example is the Picture in Picture functionality. We’ve added support for automation such applications.
Allow passing variables/arguments in the Shortcuts fields.
When migrating workflows from one browser to another, we are migrating the Object Repository targets as well.
We have deployed a new CV service endpoint in the USA to better serve the customers closer to that region. We estimate that customers that are closer to the US than to the current endpoint deployment in West Europe can see more than 100ms decreases in latency by simply switching to using the new service URL.
- Current default endpoint, https://cv.uipath.com will still point to our cloud server in West-Europe
- To use the new US endpoint, you will need to manually edit the values in either:
Design-time data will be centralized in our West Europe cloud storage, no matter the region of origin. UiPath’s Data Residency page has been updated.
When both OCR and CV are requested for the same screenshot, we are now merging the two requests into a single server call. Since the requested UI elements and text are found in the same image, we are thus optimizing for both latency and rate-limiting.
The single call endpoint will be set to the value of the CV endpoint, as follows:
|CV endpoint||OCR endpoint||Single Call endpoint|
|West Europe||West Europe||West Europe|
|West Europe||United States||West Europe|
|United States||United States||United States|
|United States||West Europe||United States|
|Localserver/On-Prem||Any Cloud Endpoint (WE/US)||N/A|
|Any Cloud Endpoint (WE/US)||Localserver/On-Prem||N/A|
The single-call logic will only be applied if both defined CV and OCR endpoints are either:
- UiPath cloud servers
The Localserver is the compressed version of the CV Model running on the Cloud and On-Prem CV servers. It has a lower number of neurons (so slightly lower UI elements detection accuracy) and is running on the local machine’s CPU – no GPU required. It is enabled via a property of the CV Screen Scope:
For the first time since we’ve launched this version of the CV AI model, it is now on-par feature-wise with the Cloud and On-Prem model, as it can also be used to extract tables and is outputting auto-anchors.
Detection accuracy has also improved, while speed is 1.5x faster!
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