UiPath Activities Guide

Release Notes

UiPath.UiAutomation.Activities v19.2.0

Release Date: 18th February 2019

New Features and Improvements

The new Context Aware Anchor has been created by building upon the old Anchor Base activity. To increase precision, it now takes into account the pairs of anchors and targets, without requiring an anchor to be unique.

The Google OCR, Google Cloud OCR, and Microsoft Cloud OCR engine activities have been renamed to Tesseract OCR, Google Cloud Vision OCR, and Microsoft Project Oxford Online OCR, respectively. Don't worry, as this does not cause a breaking change to you already existing workflows!

The Extract Structured Data activity has two new properties that enable you to choose what kind of click you want to use when changing pages if the data you want to extract spans multiple pages.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused the Click Trigger, Click Image Trigger, and Key Press Trigger activities to crash when using certain applications.

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v19.1.0

Release Date: 21st January 2019

Bug fixes

  • The Data Scraping wizard threw an error if you tried to scrape nested tables in Internet Explorer.
  • In some cases, the Click activity would not accurately identify web page elements which were not in view.
  • Particular keyboard input events were erroneously flagged by the Type Into with the SimulateType property enabled.
  • In Java apps, selectors were improperly built for contextual menu items.
  • Selecting CSS elements from a web page in Internet Explorer would return an error.
  • Selectors could not be properly generated by UI Explorer for particular Java apps. In some situations, this would cause the Java app to stop working.
  • The Click activity with the SimulateClick property enabled would improperly interact with particular web page elements in Internet Explorer.
  • Selectors were erroneously generated when using the SAP Business Client (NetWeaver).
  • The Type Into activity with the SimulateType property enabled would not always properly type inside fields on the Orchestrator login page.
  • Selection algorithms for Java applications with customized UI have been improved, thus fixing several issues the Extract Data activity had.

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.4.3

Release Date: 10th January 2019

This new year brings two more languages in the entire UiPath Platform - French and Russian. Since we layed down the foundations of localization in our previous release, we are continuing our efforts in bringing you a more immersive experience and lowering the language barrier bit by bit.

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.4.2

Release Date: 7th December 2018

With Citrix environments being so popular, we are further extending automation capabilities with native support for Citrix XenApps. To benefit from this, the UiAutomation package must be installed, along with the Citrix Remote Runtime. You can read more on this here.

Also, dark times ahead, the Dark Theme is now available, in its beta version, on all of the activities and wizards in this package.

Breaking Changes

The HtmlWindowName attribute in html tags was ignored when UI elements were selected in pop-up windows in Internet Explorer. As a result, selectors were incomplete, causing actions to be performed on the parent window instead. Please note that processes created with the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.3.6962.28967 package ignore the HtmlWindowName attribute in selectors, while v2018.4.2 does not. This might affect process execution and you should manually update them.

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.3.6962.28967

Release Date: 23rd January 2019

To ensure backwards compatibility, the HtmlWindowName attribute in html tags is now ignored when UI elements are selected in pop-up windows in Internet Explorer.

A few steps need to be performed if you want to use a different UIAutomation package, and you can read more about it here.

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.3.6897.22543

Release Date: 20th November 2018

The Core Activities Package is now split into two distinct packs: UIAutomation and System. The first contains all the activities that mimic human interaction, such as Click or Type Into while the latter sums up all the blocks required for building an automation, from invoking another workflow to logging a custom message in Orchestrator.

This change was made so that both in present and future versions, you can reference any version of the UIAutomation and System packages as dependencies for your projects, completely independent of Studio. This is a step forward for being able to update UiPath Platform components without worrying about how they affect your automations.

Breaking Changes

The HtmlWindowName attribute in html tags was ignored when UI elements were selected in pop-up windows in Internet Explorer. As a result, selectors were incomplete, causing actions to be performed on the parent window instead. Please note that processes created with the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.3.6962.28967 package ignore the HtmlWindowName attribute in selectors, while v18.3.6897.22543 does not. This might affect process execution and you should manually update them.

UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities v18.3.6877.28298

Release Date: 31st October 2018

The UiPath.Core.Activities package is now split into two distinct packs: UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities and UiPath.System.Activities. The first contains all the activities that mimic human interaction, such as Click or Type Into, while the latter sums up all the blocks required for building an automation, from invoking another workflow to logging a custom message in Orchestrator.

This change was made so that both in present and future versions, you can reference any version of the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities and UiPath.System.Activities packages as dependencies for your projects, completely independent of Studio. This is a step forward for being able to update UiPath Platform components without worrying about how they affect your automations.
Find out more about the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities and the UiPath.System.Activities packages.

UiPath.Core.Activities v2018.2

Release Date: 22nd May 2018

We've added a new Continue activity to the Core pack. It enables you to streamline conditions inside a For Each loop, without nesting If activities, by skipping iterations.

Four new activities have been created for the enhanced manipulation of DataTable variables:

  • Lookup Data Table - Modeled after the Excel VLOOKUP function, it searches for relative cell values in a data table.
  • Filter Data Table - Enables you to select filtering conditions for a data table with the help of a wonderful wizard.
  • Sort Data Table - Sorts a data table in ascending or descending order based on the values in an indicated column.
  • Remove Duplicate Rows - Removes the duplicate rows from a specified `DataTable variable.