Week 1: Understand what you can automate

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This exercise was beneficial for me in so many ways. I’ve done research and watched so many youtube videos trying to figure out a good way to document complex processes for the human and for the bot.

In this single exercise I learned a simple, but efficient, way to document both a human and a robot path - and it was so satisfying (as a beginner) to easily create an automation while following steps from a properly written diagram.

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Great learning

Working properly.

Yes, I believe using post-it notes on a whiteboard will help in breaking tasks down appropriately.

I enjoyed the latest challenge, and found that the path I followed was: Use Application (Outlook) [+ Use Excel] + Use Application (Outlook), and not the path followed in previous illustrations.

Yet, I suppose there will be more to know on how to create faster automation.

The excercises are really good, well thought out and learning lots by doing them. I have been unable to get my outlook account working with the StudioX activities, started a separate string in the Studio online forum. Hopefully that gets figured out soon.

I can see now the importance of having all the details in de Robot Path, otherwise I would not be able to create the RPA. Really good exercise!

Great! Got it right the first time and everything is working as expected creating the robot in StudioX from the robot path. Thanks

Created Transaction Processing Robot Path in StudioX by thinking from Business perspective. The Studio X interface and the exercise content are simply amazing. I’ll definitely recommend to all business users!


Ok, I was thinking about this again. What is the purpose of the robot using the Double UI application, emailing the excel sheet.
In practice, why would you complete an Excel spreadsheet, use a robot to enter the amounts in the Double UI application, instead if you can capture the transactions directly?
I would appreciate it if someone can explain to me as this is not making sense to me.![Example of more than 1 row entries to be capture in Double UI

Secondly, I was trying to enter more than one row of amounts from the excel spreadsheet, for example, I captured let’s say 3 rows in the Excel sheet. (See attachment)

Save and close it. Run the robot, yet it will only produce a transaction number for only the first row and not any of the other rows that I have captured. The spreadsheet attachment that was emailed via Outlook. only has one row with a transaction number.

Hi there, can any experience RPA specialist please assist with my question posted 28 April 2020.
What is the purpose of the robot using the Double UI application, emailing the excel sheet.

This was great! While thinking of every little detail may be tedious, it is definitely helpful to understand an entire process.

BTW - This was a great exercise!

Worked great using parallels on my MacBook Pro!

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Hello, in no means an RPA Specialist. But I believe that it would save so much time using a Robo to complete the whole copy and paste several fields into a program, extract the transaction number and paste the transaction number into the excel sheet.
In addition, compilation of the excel sheet might not be done by one person, it may be done by several people, and one final person to do the task in compiling and transacting the transactions. Instead of spending my time in doing this tedious job, I would very much prefer to just boot up the program and let it run its course while I can use the saved hours to engage in other more value added tasks. Hope my thought about this helps.

Also, if you are looking at multiple rows entry, you can use the “Fill form from Excel” function. You can look at the first video in Week 1 course that has an example how its used. It’s pretty great.

Wow that was a really great answer Christina.
I agree 100% with you on your second answer, that the job might not be done with more than one person to complete the job and then capture by one only, however your first reply is where I still have a problem. Typing the data into an Excel sheet takes just as much time punching it straight into the application - that is now to say that you don’t want the data to be extracted in Excel format for some history purpose.

Thanks also for the “Fill from Excel” function - going to check the vid now.

Your reply was really helpful.
Thanks a million.

I finally completed week 1. It was a bit of a struggle since the Outlook card on StudioX wasn’t working for me. I ended up opening the project in UiPath Studio and using the Outlook capabilities in it. It worked there but have to admit it was more difficult.

As a business analyst, I can appreciate the need to document the process to its smallest task so that it can be modeled properly in the Studio.

On to my next activity…

I teach flowcharting at University, so I can see the value of looking at the minute details of a process before designing an RPA. My background also includes ERP implementations, including documenting processes which require significant attention to detail. I can see RPA being useful for other detail-oriented tasks, such as taking a table of event attendance data and creating a summary by date, type of event, etc. The distinction between the Human Path and the Robot Path was a helpful concept. Thank you.

Good to know that you are excited and proud with your success, but it will be better if you help people who are struggling

Hi Rasheedh! Are you still facing any issues? Something we could support you with?