UiPath Activities

The UiPath Activities Guide

Start Job And Get Reference

UiPath.Persistence.Activities.Job.StartJobAndGetReference

Invokes a Job in Orchestrator with arguments and fetches the corresponding job object in order to wait for job completion at any time during the execution of the workflow. If your workflow uses this activity to invoke another workflow, the Robot has to be connected to Orchestrator, and the Robot role needs to also have View on Processes and Environments, and View, Edit, Create on Jobs. The activity runs under the Robot that executes it.

Properties

Common

  • ContinueOnError - Specifies if the automation should continue even when the activity throws an error. This field only supports Boolean values (True, False). The default value is False. As a result, if the field is blank and an error is thrown, the execution of the project stops. If the value is set to True, the execution of the project continues regardless of any error.

Note:

If this activity is included in Try Catch and the value of the ContinueOnError property is True, no error is caught when the project is executed.

  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity.
  • TimeoutMS - Specifies the amount of time (in milliseconds) to wait for the activity to run before an error is thrown. The default value is 30000 milliseconds (30 seconds).

Input

  • FolderPath - The path to an Orchestrator Folder different to the one the current process operates in, where you want to start the job. To read more on Orchestrator Folders, go here. For Classic folders, this property can only be used with Floating Robots and only if the current user has the correct task privilege in the target folder. For Modern folders, folder path overriding is not supported. This field supports only strings and String variables.

Note:

This property must be used only if the job must be started or queried from a folder different than the current one. If the user performing this action does not have the required permission for the target folder, job start fails and throws a critical error. You can view more info on Folder Permissions here.

  • Job Arguments - The arguments you want to use when invoking a job in Orchestrator. Modifying OUT and IN/OUT arguments maps them back to the workflow after task completion. This field supports only Dictionary<String,Argument> objects.
  • ProcessName - The name of the Process you want to use for the job. The name of the process must be written as packageName_environment. For example, if the name of the Package is InvoiceScan and the Environment name is Env001, the string in this field should look like InvoiceScan_Env001. This field supports only strings and String variables.

Misc

  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.

Output

  • Job Object (Output) - The job object that is returned from Orchestrator as a JobData object after the task is created. This object can be passed to the Wait for Job and Resume activity in order to suspend the execution of the workflow until the job is completed.

In the Body of the Activity

Some properties can be configured straight from the body of the activity itself, for easier handling, such as:

  • Process Name
  • Job Arguments
  • Job Object (Output)

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Start Job And Get Reference


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