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Last updated Jul 3, 2024

InvokeProcess

Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine. Can be used to run local packages, as well as processes in Orchestrator, if a connection is available.

For more information on how to find the list of available processes on a machine, go here

The Invoke Process API runs in Synchronous mode, meaning that the parent process waits for the child process to complete before resuming.

Logs generated by the child processes only contain the outcome of the execution and errors, and are written in the same place as the ones from the parent and can be differentiated by the ProcessName field in local logs and Process column in Orchestrator.

When using the Invoke Process activity, even though the project contains multiple processes, a single job is created for running them as opposed to the Run Parallel Process activity which creates separate jobs for each process in the project.

If there are multiple processes added, the active version on the current folder is the one that will be used.
Note: Unserializable data types cannot be passed between workflows (e.g. UIBrowser, UIElement, etc).
If a child process is invoked but not found, an error is logged containing the name of the child process, the path where Robot searched for it and additional details such as WindowsIdentity and machineName.

Definition

Namespace: UiPath.Activities.System.API

Assembly: UiPath.System.Activities.Api (in UiPath.System.Activities.Api.dll)

Overloads

  
InvokeProcess(String)Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine.
InvokeProcess(String, String)Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine, from a specified folder path.
InvokeProcess(String, String, InvokeProcessTargetSession, LogEntryType, LogExitType, LogLevel, Boolean, TimeSpan)Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine, along with other configurations.

InvokeProcess(String)

Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine.

void InvokeProcess(
	string processName
)void InvokeProcess(
	string processName
)
processName String
The name of the process that you want to run. Process Name should contain the name of the Package, as that is being used by the Robot.

InvokeProcess(String, String)

Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine, from a specified folder path.

void InvokeProcess(
	string processName,
	string folderPath
)void InvokeProcess(
	string processName,
	string folderPath
)
processName String
The name of the process that you want to run. Process Name should contain the name of the Package, as that is being used by the Robot.
folderPath String
Indicates the Orchestrator folder in which the process resides.

InvokeProcess(String, String, InvokeProcessTargetSession, LogEntryType, LogExitType, LogLevel, Boolean, TimeSpan)

Executes a UiPath process that is available for the local machine, along with other configurations.

void InvokeProcess(
	string processName,
	string folderPath,
	string entryPointPath,
	InvokeProcessTargetSession targetSession,
	LogEntryType logEntry,
	LogExitType logExit,
	LogLevel level,
	bool usePackage,
	TimeSpan timeout
)void InvokeProcess(
	string processName,
	string folderPath,
	string entryPointPath,
	InvokeProcessTargetSession targetSession,
	LogEntryType logEntry,
	LogExitType logExit,
	LogLevel level,
	bool usePackage,
	TimeSpan timeout
)
processName String
The name of the process that you want to run. Process Name should contain the name of the Package, as that is being used by the Robot.
folderPath String
Indicates the Orchestrator folder in which the process resides.
entryPointPath String
The path of the workflow file that is run at the start of the process, relative to the package root. If left empty, the default entry point is Main.xaml.
targetSession InvokeProcessTargetSession
Specifies the session in which the child process is started:
  • Current - The child process opens in the same session as the parent one.
  • Process Default - The child process uses the Process Settings.
  • Main - The child process starts in the main session regardless to where the parent process runs.
  • Picture in Picture - The child process starts in the Picture in Picture session regardless to where the parent process runs.
logEntry LogEntryType
Specifies the type of information to automatically log when entering the invoked resource.
logExit LogExitType
Specifies the type of information to automatically log when exiting the invoked resource.
level LogLevel
Specifies the logging level applied to the messages generated by the LogEntry and LogExit options.
usePackage Boolean
Indicates whether the process should be identified by its package name (selected) or process name (not selected).
timeout TimeSpan
Specifies the amount of time (in milliseconds) to wait for the activity to run before an error is thrown. Leaving this property empty waits for an infinite amount of time before throwing an exception. By default, this property field is empty.

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