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Last updated May 21, 2024

About Actions

Actions are tasks to be performed or undertaken by users when dealing with long-running workflows, and user intervention is required before proceeding to the next step in the workflow.

Action Types

Form Actions

form.io based actions, meaning they are only compatible with the form.io framework. Orchestrator handles form visualization, action assignment, and completion.

The below activities create and suspend/resume the workflow, respectively. They are contained in the UiPath.Persistence.Activities pack.

External Actions

Generic tasks that are handled in external systems, such as JIRA or Salesforce, contributing to the suspend-resume cycle in an Orchestration Process as external automation can create the action in Orchestrator and suspend the workflow until the action is completed. A form schema does not restrict them, and there is no visualization provided for such actions in Orchestrator. Upon completion, data input is mapped back to the workflow variables.

Action assignment is handled externally; hence these actions cannot be restricted to being completed by a designated assignee. In case the external automation cannot complete such an action, any user having Edit permissions on Actions and access to the associated folder can complete the external action based on an action performed within the targeted external system.

The below activities create and suspend/resume the workflow, respectively. They are contained in the UiPath.Persistence.Activities pack.

Document Validation Actions

Actions generated for handling user input in regards to reviewing and correcting automatic data extraction results.

Document validation is performed from within Orchestrator using the Validation Station. At action creation, document data is uploaded into a , enabling the user to act upon it. Upon completion of the action, the validated extracted data is downloaded, and the workflow is resumed.

Data is deleted automatically after being downloaded if the RemoveDataFromStorage option is enabled in the Wait for Document Validation Action and Resume activity.

The below activities create and suspend/resume the workflow, respectively. They are contained in the UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities pack.

Document Classification Actions

Actions generated for handling user input in regards to reviewing and correcting document classification.

Document classification is performed from within Orchestrator using the Classification Station.

At action creation, document data is uploaded into a storage bucket, enabling the user to act upon it. Upon completion of the action, the validated classified data is downloaded, and the workflow is resumed.

Data is deleted automatically after being downloaded if the RemoveDataFromStorage option is enabled in the Wait for Document Classification Action and Resume activity.

The below activities create and suspend/resume the workflow, respectively. They are contained in the UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities pack.

  • Create Document Classification Action
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Robot Role

In order for the Robot to generate an action, upload, download and delete data from a storage bucket, it needs the appropriate permissions. Make sure the Robot role has been granted the following:

To create an action:

  • View,Edit,Create on Actions

To upload document data:

  • View,Edit,Create on Storage Files
  • View on Storage Buckets

To delete document data after downloading:

  • View,Edit,Delete on Storage Files
  • View on Storage Buckets

Custom Roles

We recommend defining the following roles when handling actions:

Document Validation Admin

The validation admin sees all the generated document validation actions and handles having them assigned to users on the Administer page. Can also validate an action himself. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • View,Edit on Actions
  • View,Edit,Create,Delete on Storage Files
  • View on Storage Buckets
  • View,Edit,Create on Action Assignments
  • View,Edit,Create on Action Catalogs.

Document Validation User

The validation user sees all the form and document validation actions assigned to himself such that he is able to validate them on the My Actions page. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • View,Edit on Actions
  • View,Edit on Storage Files
  • View on Storage Buckets
  • View,Edit on Action Assignments

Document Classification Admin

The classification admin sees all the generated document classification actions and handles having them assigned to users on the Administer page. Can also validate an action himself. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • View,Edit on Actions
  • View,Edit,Create,Delete on Storage Files
  • View on Storage Buckets
  • View,Edit,Create on Action Assignments
  • View,Edit,Create on Action Catalogs.

Document Classification User

The classification user sees all the form and document classification actions assigned to himself such that he is able to validate them on the My Actions page. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • View,Edit on Actions
  • View,Edit on Storage Files
  • View on Storage Buckets
  • View,Edit on Action Assignments

Form Action Admin

The action admin sees all the generated form actions and handles having them assigned to users on the Administer page. Can also validate an action himself. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • View,Create on Action Assignment.
  • View,Edit,Create on Action Catalogs.
  • View,Edit,Create on Actions.

Form Action User

The action user sees all the form and form actions assigned to himself such that he is able to validate them on the My Actions page. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • View,Edit,Create on Actions.

Technical User

A service user who handles external actions completion. Should be granted the following permissions:

  • Edit on Actions.

Action Statuses

The following task statuses are available:

  • Unassigned - the action has been generated in Orchestrator and hasn't been assigned to any user.
  • Pending - the action has been assigned and awaits user validation.
  • Completed - the action has been validated. Once completed, validation cannot be reverted.

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