UiPath Activities are part of the UiPath Studio application and are designed to help you create a clear and smooth automation process.
An activity can be defined as a piece of a puzzle. You need multiple activities, connected between them, to create the entire puzzle represented by the workflow. The complexity of activities varies from simply defining a variable to configuring them by using custom wizards.
All activities are integrated into packages that cover certain areas of interest. For example, activities related to manipulating
.csv files are organized under the UiPath.Excel.Activities package, making it easier for you to navigate through the list of available packages.
You can manage your activities packages by using the feeds available at the application level or the project level. More details about the Activity Feeds and how to handle them are available here.
UiPath Studio includes by default the following activities packages as dependecies for all newly created projects:
More additional packages can be added by using the Manage Packages button directly from UiPath Studio. The process of adding new packages and updating the existing ones is explained here.
The activities packages have a lifecycle strongly connected with the two annual Enterprise Releases and the monthly Community Releases. You can check the activities lifecycle here for a better understanding of our updating and upgrading system and also of the support timeframe for each release.
We recommend to always upgrade the activities packages to the latest versions so you can enjoy them at their full capabilities. Release Notes are available for all activities packages and you can check them at any time. Even more, you can subscribe to our newsletter and receive all news directly in your email box!
You can choose to install the activities packages only on your local machine, you can use the official feed, or you can add dependency packages to the ones already installed.
- Local feed means that all packages with this feature are stored on your computer.
- Official feed represents all packages that can be added to a specific project you create in UiPath Studio. You can customize each of your projects with the needed package and version.
- A dependency package represents a set of options that can be added to an already installed package. For example, you can choose to add extra languages to a certain project, requiring you to install the UiPath.Bundle.Extended package.
- A default process dependency represents the packages available for all project templates in UiPath Studio after initial installation.
The table below presents all the available UiPath packages.
Default Packages available on Official and Local Feed:
Optional Packages available on the Official Feed:
Dependency Packages for the Optional Activities available on the Official Feed: