UiPath Forum feedback round! 💬

Hi,Maciej,
I think there are a lot of questions on the forum and some of them haven’t been addressed.
On the other hand, even if the questioner is provided with a solution, I think that there are some cases where the mark is inserted and the process is terminated as it is.

When the contents of the solution can be agreed with each other, it would be nice if the rule of “check the solution mark” is easy to understand.
Are there any items that are easy for beginners to fill out?

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The forum is very useful and the community great but I experienced at the beginning that difficult/complex and/or infrastructure questions remained frequently unsolved.

The feature I most miss is the one similar to the MS software. A transparent way to see which features you are working on or a page where users can add and vote on future features.

Further, a nice idea would be a hackathon with the user’s here to improve the UiPath products.

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@loginerror

  1. More community driven events, from the community for the community, this will be a fun way to learn about new features of UiPath. This will boost the idea of understanding the actual product as a whole and not just for the implementation point of view.

  2. Keeping it clean : User forget to close the thread by marking a suitable response as Solution. May be a compulsion on closing the overdue pending posts before positing new one or an alert while user login in or visits the forum.

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IMO the most important thing is to find a way how others could mark a post as a solution if the OP doesn’t do it.

Maybe a button where you can request for a post to be marked as a solution and if the OP doesn’t decline for 2 weeks it get’s automatically marked.

Edit:
Take a look at this: Copy Row from one DataTable to another - #12 by Florent_Salendres

One of the top threads ever in this forum based on views and replies, the correct answer has 40 likes and yet it’s not marked as a solution.
Go through the top posts of all time and you’ll find plenty of examples like this.

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Hi

I think we need an option to create solution approaches for each post. Most of the time we will be having different solution approaches for single problem (Simple Example: word extraction problem can have Regex, Split, SubString etc methods) and we all continue to solve problem in single thread.

So according to me, it makes easier to track & read solutions if we have option to create solution approaches

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Hi @loginerror

It would be good to add “UiPath version # used” in the category while creating the post. Lot of times, I have seen people coming back and said they are using 2019.X.X or 2020.X.X and they don’t have this option available. So we have to go back and tweak the solution again based on the version.

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Dears,

Just want to add that not only UiPath Version Used but Even Studio Type : Community Edition, Enterprise Edition, Pro Edition, because Some features exists in one Type and not in others even when having latest version, Example : Mobile Automation is not available in Enterprise Edition. Thanks

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My question are not resolved well - I can read a lot and learn from other users mistakes but when I post something I won’t get a solution or help fast enough. I wish more professionals could coordinate cases in the community better for solution. For those who are new with UiPath.

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You always have the UiPath support if you need help fast (if you’re an enterprise customer).
If you’re not an enterprise customer you cannot expect quick help, this is a community forum after all.

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Browser favicon: still in blue
It’s pretty common i have over 30+ tabs open in several browser windows and the favicon is the first thing i look at if i nagivate between tabs.

The UiPath logo has changed to orange, but the forum (and docs) favicon is still in blue. Might change that to Orange too?
Or use different colors regarding the product?
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Forumposts: date(year) missing.
I sometimes scroll through older posts. I can see the month-day of a post or response, but not the year. This just really
annoys me, because sometimes the post can simply be to old. If the post is from 2016 and related to studio, i most of the time ignore it, due to the many changes
in UiPath studio since then.

Forumposts: members only tag
On other forums there are ways to hide your post-content for the search engines. It won’t hide the text from the forum itself, but only forummembers can see it.
They can be used like [members] [/members] tags
Some things you can share on a public forum, but is not needed for search-engines to gather that information.

Rating UiPath:
example post:

Why do you only payout in Visa Gift Cards?. I don’t have a CC and don’t need it and i think more users don’t. Why not add extra payout options like paypal?

Report function: notifying forum moderator
I have never used the “flag / report” function, so maybe that’s where it’s already for.
Some users indeed are posting sensitive information which should NOT be present on a public forum. The only thing we as users can do is warn/tell them to remove it ASAP. It would be nice to “report” it to a forum moderator so he/she can remove the image or text which contains the sensitive information and inform the user about it. The quicker the better.

Moderator board
Im not a moderator but is there a board to discuss things between moderators?

Bookmark button location: At top of the page
I sometimes have posts i want to read later, but when i want to bookmark it i have to scroll all the way down. It would be nice to have the “bookmark” button also at the top of the post.
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A bit offtopic:
UiPath Orchestrator / Testing
BIt offtopic, not really a forum feature request.
I used to play a with the Insider program to test out new software or test upgrades or coming releases. The only thing i don’t like is that the software can only be tested within 60 days.
I sometimes don’t have time to test it within this period. It would be nice to let community testers extend the trial period of orchestrator. Limitations are ok.
For example. I also manage several streaming servers and we have developer licenses for testing and development. They are free. We can use that for a period of 180 days with limitations of course. After that we can extend the trial without having to reinstall the software.

RPA Testing tools
To play with UiPath it can be usefull to use testing tools for that. Maybe a separate page or post where users can get information / downloadlinks for that? For example:

  • http://www.rpachallenge.com/
  • https://uibank.uipath.com/ (i know there was an exe file before, but i can’t find that one anymore
  • UiDemo (most of the time you can download it from an Uipath Course).
  • ExpenseIT.
  • Fake ID, QRCode, bankaccount generators
  • Fakename generators (can also be usefull to let users train with RPA to create profiles).

@ADARSH_M
This response is a bit offtopic:
Learning is one thing. Try to make RPA projects on your own. Share them on YT, Github or other platform. You can use that also as a reference for future employers. Keep practicing and learning.
As a freshman it is always hard to get into a job. This doesn’t only count for RPA. I can study for network engineer, but i still would have to prove myself. How can i show/do that?

  • Build my own homelab with router, VLAN’s, switch configurations. Practice your theory.
  • Build your own RPA projects (ask friends, family) to see what you might can do for them. Maybe you can build an Attended bot for them? UiPath is free to use, so that shouldn’t stop you from creating projects. I have several projects running for family members.
    Don’t let others stop you from reaching your goal. As with RPA, there are several ways to reach your goal!.
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Hi @loginerror

People are posting questions in their own languages like korean, japanese,…

It would be better if we are able to add feature “see translation” which translates to English and vice versa,and this cool feature is already available in Instagram.

Thanks
Sai Krishna

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Hi,

Why do we keep “New Topic” button only on dashboard. If I am referring some topics which has been posted by someone. but I am not getting the answer. Then for raising question i have to navigate to dashboard and need to click new topic option. Why can’t you keep in other pages.

Thanks,
Stalin

I don’t like this suggestion at all.

A lot of people, me included find the right forums post via search engines like google. It’s way easier to search for a problem on google since you might find your answer on this forum, stackoverflow or somewhere else. With your suggestion it would be harder to find this forum.

I’m not sure if you should be sharing things on a public forum that you don’t want search engines to find.

You would be surprised what people post on forums about customer info or user credentials.

I didn’t mean to completely hide the post, but only parts of it (images only). (only visable if you are a registered user on the uipath forum). This way the search engines can still index the text in the post, but not the image. Maybe that explains it better.

The other method would be what jeevith said. To warn people when they upload an image (is the content secure or not). I think that would be the best method. Everyone is still responsible for what they post online.

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Hi @loginerror !

Thank you for this opportunity :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

→ I would say, an interesting feature would be to dismiss the resolved or closed topics in the “New” page:


There is the button dismiss New, but not dismiss closed/resolved topics.

→ Also, it would be interesting to have another column in the “New” page, to know if the member that posted the topic is a new one in the forum or not.

→ Also by default, when answering to a new member, having a common starting sentence like "Welcome to UiPath Community ! " then we write what we want.


→ For the community ideas, it would be great to have an annual event for community members. It would be several challenges that show creativity or speed. It would be accessible for all levels and seniority, something like the UiPath Olympics. We would have different games around UiPath ecosystem, and the quicker player or the one that would have more interaction would win.
Example:

Speed section

  • maze
  • 7 differences
  • crossword
  • pairs game
  • hangman
  • other games that I don’t know about, played around the world

Creativity around UiPath ecosystem “UiPath community has talents !”:

  • photograph (find my robot, or guess in which country my bot is, …) or with a thema (ex: sport & uipath, nature & uipath, etc)
  • other (painting, sculpture, song, tiktok, …)

Other idea

  • what about creating a game ? Like mastermind but with UiPath mascot :grin:
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Aside from that, I believe the post author should not be able to mark his own replies as a “solution”.

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for providing your feedback. Please keep it coming, we’re always hungry for more :slight_smile:

We wanted to address a few points. To make it more orderly, let’s start with the topic of solutions to the topics (one of the two most apparent themes from this thread).

We have noticed that many of the requested functionalities are already available. We decided to create some training videos to help our users out in properly utilizing all the tools that our Forum has to offer.

Solutions

To start, we have created a quick video tutorial on how to mark a topic with a solution, it is now part of our Forum FAQs:

There were several remarks about making sure that our users mark the topics as solutions and we hope that this topic answers most of them.

Flagging system

We have also created a quick video tutorial on how to flag problematic content via our Forum flagging system. It is now also part of our Forum FAQs:

The flagging system and its “Something Else” flag option should be to go-to way of notifying Forum Staff about the potential solutions to topics that are not closed and clearly contain a solution in one of the posts.

Some answers :slight_smile:

If the year is missing, it means that it is the current year. The year gets added for posts from previous years

The flagging system is indeed the way to go here.

There is a @Community_Moderators group. We are planning to extend it with new moderators. This will be most likely based on the monthly Forum rewards winners who had additionally shown moderator-like activity (i.e. flagging topics, renaming unclear topics titles, moving topics to proper categories).

There is a share button on each post. When you click it, it will automatically open a composer for you with a pre-filled reference to the particular post :slight_smile:

There is a partial workaround to access only new topics without an answer with some URL magic :sweat_smile: See below:
https://forum.uipath.com/new?solved=no

This will most likely still cause the Dismiss New button to dismiss all topics rather than just the ones displayed, but should help out when looking for new topics.

We can also create a custom view as part of the Forum reports if you’d like.

This is certainly something that we feel more confident having as part of the Forum reports. Check them out :slight_smile:

This sounds awesome. I would say that a lot of it could be prepared by our Community themselves. We have the #random category where you could create all kinds of topics and engage other users with fun ideas!

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  • lets think about community driven tags
  • we do have a potential to react faster if requester prepares for us part artifacts (e.g. XAML with build datatable and prefilled sample data) - maybe we can add this to the forum FAQ
  • lets think about some quick checks and fast feedback buttons:
    • share sample data, share selector, share version, share requirement details…
  • having a flag for indicating that the case in incomplete described
    • we do see requests like: “need help, my Bot is not working…”. But request is not adressable without the details to it
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