UiPath Community 2023.10 Release

UiPath Community 2023.10 Release

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Handle large Excel files

If you’re working with larger Excel files, you can now use Workbook file resources to improve your performance. This will load the workbook details in memory and not require to reload them for each operation.

To create a Workbook resource, navigate to the Data Manager. Configure it with the Excel file required and any additional details. You can configure to improve performance even further. Once you’re done, configure the resource in the Workbook activities.


The fix is incremental so if you use multiple activities with the same Workbook resource, the speed will be improved even further.

Migrate from Cross-Platform to Windows using activities

When developing a Cross-platform project, you can convert it to Windows compatibility automatically when adding an activity with that compatibility.


Editor Settings for Coded Automation

Coded Automation empowers experienced developers to elevate their productivity, enabling the creation of more robust automations. Recognizing that each developer has unique preferences, we’re introducing Editor Settings for Coded Automation. With these settings, you can customize your development environment to match your personal preferences, enhancing productivity to new heights.

Here is how it works:

Within the settings page of Studio, you now can access a new settings section called ‘Code Editor’.

Here you can configure your code editor experience to match your preferences.

Error List Panel improvements for Coded Automation

So far, Errors discovered on invoking ‘Analyze Project’ were visualized in the Error List Panel, however when you did not pin the panel to your default view, it was not easy to find it right away.

  • The Error List Panel now will be focused when ‘Analyze Project’ or Build/Compile was invoked.
  • The error list details now include the line number within the document affected

Create Test Cases for your Coded Automations

Coded Automations can be comprehensive and complex – to make sure your code works as expected, you should test it thoroughly.

We now offer the possibility of creating coded test cases for your workflows, irrespective of whether they are coded workflows or standard ones.


When used, a coded test case will be generated, which invokes your workflow under test.

Find all Files option for Coded Automation

Refactoring code over multiple files can be cumbersome if you have to find and replace objects/names manually.
This is why we have introduced a powerful Find/Replace option for Coded Automation.

Here are some of its features:

  • Find strings over your entire project
  • Open them in dedicated find panel
  • Replace them one-by-one or all at once

To open the find dialog simply use Ctrl+Shift+F within a code editor.

New System activities

Download File from URL

It allows you to download a file from a given URL.

Combine Text

It allows you to combine a collection of strings into a single string separated with a custom delimiter.


UX Improvements

Loading states

:speech_balloon: Starting with 2023.10, we have enhanced all Assistant loading states, including the installation of automations. The Assistant is now displaying meaningful information, such as the number of downloaded packages, providing clearer installation progress.

Connection issues

With this release, we have improved the troubleshooting of connection issues between Assistant and Orchestrator. Besides the error message, we are now exposing its corresponding error code, and a link to a documentation page that explains the underlying cause and potential solutions for the most common issues.

:open_book: You can find more information within the documentation page.

Running Tab

You can now enable or disable the focus on the Running Tab when an automation is running. Access PreferencesGeneralAutomations section.

This feature toggle can also be manipulated from Automation Ops: Access the cloud → Automation OpsGovernance → Choose your product policy → Feature Toggles.


Launch Studio Web from Assistant

:rocket: Feeling inspired to implement automations? Now you can find some helpful Studio Web shortcuts directly within Assistant.

  • Studio Web product in UiPath Products section (Launchpad and Automations List).
  • Based on the term you are searching for in the Assistant search bar, Studio Web templates may be suggested to you. A template can be a good starting point for building your own automation.

Try it and tell us what you created!


Our 23.10 release focused on improving core components in Unified Target and Windows attended automations by supporting use-cases involving Microsoft UI Automation / Embedded browsers applications and by providing new tools for helping our clients identify the events triggered by certain UI elements actions.

Improving Unified Target

In 23.10, we continued our story around seamlessly integrating Computer Vision in Unified Target by addressing the main limitations in 23.4:


We also optimized core issues related to Unified Target itself by accounting for each targeting method’s relevancy in terms of targeting power and resilience to UI changes.

In short, we have continued to pursue our north-star vision of a unified UIA UX where both pure CV and combined CV & driver powered automations can seamlessly be created without the need for the user to be aware of the intricacies of each targeting method while also providing flexibility in targeting customization for power users.


Table Extraction

Table extraction is now CV-boosted for selector-based extraction

You can now just indicate full tables, no need to indicate a relevant table cell first. Since CV “sees” entire tables, it is used at design-time to correct the sometimes-faulty selector-based extraction when indicating a full table. Note: in case the selectors have any issues extracting the table at run-time, we don’t have a CV fallback mechanism in place yet.

While also allowing pure CV table extraction

No need to switch to a CV Screen Scope & use a CV Extract Table; you can use the existing UIA Table Extraction wizard to extract pure CV tables as well for scenarios where selectors are not available at all, such as remote desktops without the remote run-time installed. You can now easily extract tables spanning across multiple pages in pure CV scenarios as well by indicating the Next button in the wizard.

Extracting scrollable tables is also possible, using the same logic as in the CV Extract Table activity.

Run-time targeting methods are now optimized

We improved overall targeting accuracy and automation resilience, while also providing the user with better transparency in terms of selector health.

Using a new hierarchical concept

Ranking now decides which targeting method will be used at run-time, accounting for each targeting method’s relevancy in terms of targeting power and resilience to UI changes. Selectors are now considered the primary targeting method, Computer Vision is a secondary targeting method, while Image is a tertiary targeting method (and is also now disabled by default).


There is now a new setting in Project Settings > UI Automation Modern, which is set to True by default for new projects:


This setting allows the primary targeting methods to consume their full timeout until any fallback targeting method can be used, aiming to bring more predictability and visibility into selector related issues so that the RPA developers will have better control over their UI elements targeting, while also having the solid fallback CV provides.

Failing strict selectors at run-time are highlighted in logs

Failing strict selectors will show in the logs as warnings, accompanied by suggestions of the top 10 closest matches that can be used to replace the faulty selectors.

This feature is enabled via a setting in Project Settings > UI Automation Modern, which is True by default:


One example of an output:

Using a different OCR engine

In addition to the default CV embedded OCR engine, UiPath Screen OCR, you can now use any other custom OCR engine to power the text extraction in CV when used in Unified Target. The OCR engine can be changed on the fly in each scope, from the hamburger menu and it will only affect the CV targets; the rest of the OCR activities will still use the default OCR set in Project Settings > OCR section.

Streamlined indicate experience when CV is enabled

The CV screenshot no longer needs an initial delay, so now the start of the indicate experience is faster. Also, the enabled/disabled state of the CV toggle in the Helper will persist throughout all the indicate sessions inside a scope.

Auto-enable CV when indicating in scope-less activities

Given the targeting and fallback mechanism in Unified Target, having fully loaded (both selectors and CV descriptors) targets is the happy path for all users, so auto-enabling CV is needed when indicating. Scope-less activities (activities that can be used outside an Use Application/Browser UIA scope) can now also benefit from CV being enabled by default (when also enabled in Project Settings).

Optimize UI elements indicate experience to favor fully loaded targets

Since the CV and driver UI element bounding boxes can differ a lot, reconciling the two is needed. We are now avoiding ending up with CV-only targets by reconciling such elements with their matching driver element.

Extending Trigger-based Attended Automation

With enterprise version 23.4 we released the Trigger-based framework, a new way to build Attended Automations, with event-driven architecture and support for native events monitoring through the Application Event Trigger activity.

With version 23.10 we continued the investment in Windows attended automation to support use-cases involving Microsoft UI Automation / Embedded browsers applications and provided tools to improve user experience for our clients by helping them to identify the events triggered by certain UI elements actions.

Support for UI Automation Apps Native Events Triggers

After releasing the Trigger-based framework in version 23.4, with native triggers support for certain technologies, we have seen users who would need to monitor events from applications built on Microsoft UI Automation framework (such as Office applications – Excel, Word, Access).

Based on this we introduced this feature that extends the native events support through the Application Event Trigger activity for applications built on UI Automation framework, in addition to the native events triggers provided with version 23.4 for Web, Java, Active Accessibility.

With the new feature we offer the possibility of handling complex use cases based on different applications, built on different technologies.

Support for Native Embedded Browsers Web Triggers

In the past years, we have seen an increased demand for automation standalone applications embedding browsers via technologies like WebView2, CefSharp, Electron.

Given that these apps are becoming popular very quickly, it is imperative that they support attended automation and native triggers generated by these types of apps.

For version 23.10 we provide support for webctrl based native events in native embedded browsers (Slack, Discord, Electron test app) and in the next release we will also add support for managed embedded browsers (CefSharp).

Event Inspection Tool

In the same context of Trigger-based Attended Automation, users may need help to identify the events triggered by certain UI elements actions.

For such cases, we introduced a new tool for developers, integrated with UI Explorer, that will help them understand the type of native events triggered/exposed by various UI elements when the user interacts with them.

The users can benefit from Event Inspection Tool for scenarios where they need to identify what events to monitor on which UI elements.

Dynamic Application Event Trigger (Monitor Multiple Targets)

For the Augment functionality to allow centralized configuration of URL/UI element mapping to processes, we needed to create a way to dynamically observe each URL/UI element from this centralized repository.

With version 23.4 a triggered workflow with an Application Event Trigger only monitors a single target element, requiring developers to create a triggered workflow for each target element they want their automation to monitor. We introduced a way to monitor multiple target elements with a single Application Event Trigger and allow the number of monitored targets to be dynamic (the monitored targets may change after design time). In addition, the Application Event Trigger activity has been updated so that it can be used with coded workflows.

Support for Multiple Browser Profiles

Until version 23.10 we had a known limitation: we only supported automation for one browser profile at a time. UiPath browser extensions did not support automation of multiple browser instances running with multiple user profiles at the same time. As such, browser automation required you to close all active browser instances and restart the browser using a single user profile.

This new feature allows user design automation with multiple browser instances opened under different profiles for Chrome/Edge/Firefox. We now support multiple native messaging application instances running at the same time to accommodate scenarios of multiple browser processes running for different browser profiles, such as the case when a specific application must run on a dedicated profile to isolate sensitive data from other applications.

Opening the browser with a specific profile is now possible when using the Use Application/Browser activity. To specify a profile at browser startup, we need to append an argument to the browser command line. This can be specified in the Arguments property in Unified Application Target section:

  • for Chrome/Edge: --profile-directory="profile_path". The profile path is the relative path to the User data folder path specified for that Use Application/Browser activity. If the User data folder path is not specified, then the profile path is relative to the default user data directory %LOCALAPPDATA%. The profile path can be found by navigating chrome://profile-internals/ and retrieving it from the Profile path.

  • For Firefox: -profile "full_profile_path". The full profile path can be found by navigating to about:profiles and getting the Root Directory for that profile.

Support for installing RDP, VMware and Firefox extensions from UiPathRemoteRuntime.msi

For versions lower than 23.10 it was possible to install some of the UiPath extensions on the remote machine only from command line, using the SetupExtension.exe tool after UiPath Remote Runtime was installed on that remote machine. This was the case for RDP and VMware extensions and Firefox extension.

With version 23.10 you can choose to deploy any extension you need directly from the UiPath Remote Runtime installer, by selecting them from the features list.

If you choose to install UiPath Remote Runtime from the command line, in addition to the other extensions you want to deploy, you may also specify these extensions as arguments:

UiPathRemoteRuntime.msi ADDLOCAL=RemoteRuntime,RemoteRuntimeTask,JavaBridge,ChromeExtension,EdgeChromium, FirefoxExtension,CitrixClient,WindowsRdpExtension,VMwareExtension

The above command installs the Remote Runtime component, the Task Scheduler entry, the extension for Java, the extension for Chrome, the extension for Microsoft Edge, the extension for Firefox, the extension for Citrix, the extension for Microsoft Remote Desktop and Apps, and the extension for VMware Horizon.

New Project Settings for Open Browser

We addressed some extension initialization issues affecting the Open Browser and Use Browser activities by adding six UI Automation ClassicBrowser project settings: Extra arguments for OpenBrowser Chrome/Edge, Custom executable path for OpenBrowser Chrome/Edge, and Enable retry for OpenBrowser Chrome/Edge.

Workaround for Edge v115 issue with InPrivate option

The Microsoft Edge browser update to version 115.0.1901.183 introduced a bug regarding the initialization of MV3 extensions for Edge started “InPrivate” mode. More details are available in the forum post about this issue.

Since the bug is not yet fixed in Edge v116, v117 or v118, we implemented a workaround for this issue, that is available starting with UIAutomation v23.8.0-preview.

Workaround for Chrome/Edge v117 issue with Active Accessibility support for IFRAMEs and PDFs

Starting with Chrome and Edge v117 we are seeing a new bug that affects Active Accessibility support for web pages that contain IFRAMEs or PDF documents. More details and available workaround can be found in our forum post about this issue.

The code fix included in UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v23.10.0-preview removes the need to add the
--force-renderer-accessibility=complete flag when starting the browser.

SAP Automation

We are happy to provide additional support for the following SAP FIORI and SAP WebGUI Elements.

SAP Trees

We have significantly improved the automation of all available SAP Trees in SAP Fiori and SAP WebGUI. It includes stable identification of the Trees, reliable automation across all SAP FIORI versions and all browsers.

See the screenshot below to learn more about SAP Trees and possible operations.

SAP Menu Item

SAP Menu automation in SAP WebGUI has become easier and more convenient, just use Select Menu Item activity and get the list of all available SAP Menu Items on the screen.

SAP Click Toolbar Button

We extend the support of this activity to cover SAP WebGUI. Now you can get all elements displayed and available in the dropdown menu direct in Studio. See example here:

Expand Tree Activity

Now you can expand the SAP Tree element in SAP WebGUI and start working with them as usually. We introduced a set of new SAP WebGUI specific attributes such as sapweb-id, sapweb-path, etc. At design time you need to indicate the node that you need to expand. During the run time this node will be expanded.

Please tell us what you think

Which features excite you the most and you are going to try right away? We want to hear what you think! Please use the image button below :slight_smile:


When is expected to introduce Windows compatibility of Exchange activities from Mail Activities Package?

I’ve updated it.This time, I would like to check the details about Improving Unified Target.

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Hi @J0ska, Mail activity pack introduces Windows compatibility in v1.21.0-preview :slight_smile:

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Thanks for all updates
Thanks @loginerror


We’ve made Exchange Activities - Windows compatibility with v.1.21.0-preview.

So, you can test it out if it works for your scenarios.

Looking forward for your feedback,

Thx for info.

So far I found only some problem with “Get Exchange Mail Messages” activity.
I have 9 messages in Inbox. If not provided any value in the “Top” propperty the activity seems to stuck (it doesn’t fail even after few minutes.). The same if provided “int32.MaxValue”. For any large value (e.g. 9999) it takes long but finaly it finish. Seems the bigger “Top” value is the longer it takes to complete despite the number of messages if far below “Top” threshold.


@patent-atanaka pls do! Feedback welcomed! cc @Bogdan_Sultana

BUG ,BUG,BUG In this new version an error occurs when you enable or disable the activity “IF” or also when the activity is moved another part of the flow, the activities within the “IF” are deleted


Wow! So many improvements and new features in modern design.

Hi @Alvaro_Andres_Ortiz1 ,

Thank you for flagging this, we’re currently looking into it to resolve the issue.

Many thanks,

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3 posts were split to a new topic: Issues with an IF activity statements in the latest Studio 2023.10 and System 23.10

When will these versions for businesses be released? THANKS

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encountered the same issue as well -

The next release will fix this issue.

Will the Studio/Assistant Enterprise Edition also be updated to 23.10 version? At present if You created the nuget package from 23.10 Community Edition and will run it to other machine with Enterprise Edition, then process get fail before they even try start. How solution this issue, when CE do force update and EE do not have equal with CE version?

I’ve noticed an issue that sometimes shows up with the For Each(not sure if this has been raised before)

Once I populate the For Each with values and change the data type afterwards, another For Each gets generated below the For Each I was working on.

This new For Each contains the values and datatype while the original For Each above is not editable and remains in a state of error.
I’ll try to share a workflow if I’m able to reproduce the error.

Kind Regards,
Ashwin A.K

Hi @ashwin.ashok

Could you maybe record a video of this behaviour?

Also, please make sure that your System package is updated to System 23.10.0-preview. This should have been fixed in the latest version.

It would also help to know your project type: Legacy - Windows, Windows or Cross-Platform.


I tested Download file from URL activity, and it’s an awesome activity.
Here attached a use case for downloading an invoice.

also tested the ‘is file exists’ properties, and I found that ‘autorename’ and ‘replace’ to be very useful options.

However, the ‘don’t replace’ option generates a system exception indicating that the file already exists.

It seems to me that ‘autorename’ and ‘replace’ options fulfill the same purpose, allowing you to either replace the existing file or generate another file with a renaming if needed.
Generating a system exception as shown in the screenshot below: isn’t very useful.

I suggest to add a boolean output property to indicate whether the file exists or not, instead of a system error.

Oumayma LAJILI.

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