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2019 Fast Track Release Webinar




Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What are the new DevOps features in the Fast Track Release?

A: Check them out here.


Q: Are the Go! activities officially supported by UiPath?

A: Everything published by UiPath is supported. The content published by UiPath Labs, our partners or the UiPath community is not supported by UiPath. UiPath does, however, validate the items that are submitted to UiPath Go! in terms of content, security, and functionality before they are published.


Q: Are Excel activities included with the new Office 365 activities? Or do we need to use both Excel and Office 365?

A: Yes, Excel activities are included with the new Office 365 activity.


Q: Is the 2019 Fast Track compatible with Orchestrator 2018.4.5?

A: The 2019 Fast Track release is an update of the entire UiPath Platform, including Orchestrator.


Q: How do I update Orchestrator if I already have the previous version installed?

A: Here's a step-by-step guide for you.


Q: Wouldn’t it be difficult to move processes from 2018 to 2019?

A: There was a significant architectural change in the 2018.3 release to simplify future upgrades. Therefore, you should experience a smoother process moving forward.


Q: Is there a link to where we can find details about the 31 native activities that come with the 2019 Fast Track Release?

A: Yes, find what you need in the System Activities Pack.

 

Q: Can unauthorized or nonUiPath packages available in the library be used without the fear of having them erased at some point in time?

A: Yes, you can use any package you want. However, be aware that only packages provided by UiPath are also supported by UiPath.


Q: Do you plan on adding these features to the 18.x LTS platform (GIT in particular)?

A: No. The next release coming this year will be an LTS release, which will include the features.


Q: Is the Git integration available for GitHub only, or can it be used for private Git repositories?

A: It works with Private Git repositories as well.


Q: Is the comparison tool available only when using Git or is it available for Azure DevOps projects as well?

A: The “workflow difference” feature is supported in other source control systems, such as TFS, which is supported by our platform. The feature can also be used to compare local files.


Q: Does the version history work the same way with TFS/AzureDevOps as was shown working with Git?

A: That is correct.


Q: What are the data types that we can insert in “queues”? Are “collections” and “dictionaries” included?

A: You can serialize “collections” into a string and then deserialize them once they’re pulled out of Orchestrator.


Q: Can we automate with Web API - using Swagger?

A: Yes, the 2019 Fast Track Release supports the automatic creation of a custom activity from Swagger.


Q: What is the best way to approach unstructured data?

A: There are many ways to approach unstructured data. One example is unstructured data in tables. Do you want to learn more? Read about RPA and unstructured data from our experts.


Q: Is the OCR capability available for PDF reading?

A: There are several OCR options included in the UiPath Platform that can be freely used, including the Microsoft OCR engine.


Q: Do we need an additional license to use the Microsoft OCR engine with UiPath? Is there an OCR engine that comes free with UiPath Studio?

A: There are several OCR options included in the UiPath Platform that can be freely used, including the Microsoft OCR engine.


Q: Will any hand return text be extracted by any new activity or functionality?

A: Handwritten text can be recognized by several cognitive services we have integrated with the platform, including Microsoft Azure Computer Vision and Google Cloud Vision.

 

Q: I’m keen to know more about the Document Processing Framework, especially around PDF files.

A: Sure! Find what you need in our online documentation for UiPath.PDF.Activities and UiPath.DocumentProcessing.


Q: Is Computer Vision able to track handwritten text present in a document? Or does this still require Abby Flexicapture?

A: UiPath Computer Vision focuses on reading UI (User Interface) elements on the screen with AI techniques. We have several Cognitive services integrated with the UiPath Platform, including Microsoft Azure Computer Vision and Google Cloud Vision, which can recognize handwritten text.


Q: Is Computer Vision recording related to the recent package which has the privacy statement that screenshots may be sent to UiPath?

A: Yes. There are, however, two deployment modes for this feature. If you access it through our Cloud, the screenshots are sent to UiPath. But you can also deploy the model on-premises or in your own Cloud. In that case, nothing gets sent to UiPath.


Q: Does your AI Computer Vision require a license? Is Computer Vision available in the community version? The community edition currently sends images to the UiPath server. Will a robot do that after the release of the enterprise version?

A: Computer Vision is available in two ways today. First, there is a Cloud-based option available for free to our community and enterprise users. This is the default method configured in the activity. Second, the model is available for on-premises use by enterprise customers. In the case of the Cloud option, images are sent to the UiPath Cloud for processing, but UiPath does not retain any of the processed images. For the on-premises option, images are not sent to UiPath at all.


Q: With the Computer Vision activities, can you anchor to a variable string? I have a grid of text boxes with various row/column headers and would rather use a simple loop to go through the anchors to find the text box I need to enter data into.

A: Yes, you can do that.


Q: What is the maximum duration for Orchestrator Execution Snapshot recordings before an unattended robot encounters an error?

A: Two minutes.


Q: Is there any capability for the integration with ServiceNow API in which we must pass credentials?

A: We are actively exploring the integration with ServiceNow and will have more to share in the future.


Q: Regarding monitoring: is that information available via an API query? Is there any historical data available?

A: The information to query the data available in monitoring is not available via API. Monitoring data happens over 24 hours. For longer durations in monitoring, you can ingest the logs via elastic-search to compute utilization/uptimes.


Q: Can I create a Global Variable in my Main.xaml and access it via sub-workflows without using Arguments?

A: Global variables are usually considered a bad practice and are not supported.


Q: How is UiPath related to RPA and classic Artificial Intelligence areas (as i.e. neural networks, rules-based systems, expert systems, knowledge-based systems and so on)?

A: Here’s our own vision for AI.


Q: How can I get involved in the Fast Track 2019 program?

A: The 2019 Fast Track is released and available for download. If you wish to participate in future platform testing, you can join the insider program.