28 July 2021
Assistant Widget Libraries
Starting with the 2021.4.3 release, we made it possible for you to add widgets in the UiPath Assistant by making use of Automation Ops and Orchestrator libraries.
In Orchestrator, these widgets were marked just like any other library package, which was of no use, really. As of today, we introduce a new type of library dedicated to widgets: Assistant Widgets. All widgets uploaded to Orchestrator from now on will be labeled as such for you to spot them a mile off.
Long-Running Workflows on Attended Robots
Until today, only unattended robots could execute long-running workflows. The wait is over, as you can launch an orchestration process in attended mode from the UiPath Assistant, wait for the generated action to be completed in Action Center, and hand the rest of the execution over to an unattended robot.
There is a correlation between the licenses used to execute the attended job and the licenses consumed for unattended execution:
If you start the job using the attended robot included in a(n)…
… then job resumption consumes a …
Attended user license
Unattended robot license
Developer user licenses
RPA Developer Pro
NonProduction robot license
- Performance would degrade in environments with large numbers of jobs (in the order of millions) causing timeouts when trying to retrieve job statuses. This is no longer an issue.
- The Set Asset and Set Credential activities timed out for assets targeting a large number of robots. We added an improved mechanism for setting robot values
that involves a new API endpoint:
/odata /Assets /UiPath.Server.Configuration.OData.SetRobotAssetByRobotKey.
13 July 2021
Personal Workspaces Enabled by Default
Personal workspaces gain permanent residency in attended automation with a new addition that provides new attended users with their own personal workspace by default. This feature is intended to push attended automation within the grasp of all automation users out there and is one in a series of features that will transform the attended automation landscape. Stay tuned!
Administrators beware, user groups referenced in Orchestrator after this change as well as users automatically provisioned post factum, come with no attended functionality, an administrator needs to explicitly enable attended robots for the groups and/or users that need it.
Do not worry about your existing users and users groups as they keep their original configuration. We also do not enforce personal workspaces in any way, even though they are enabled by default for new users and user groups, you can always disable the functionality as you see fit on a per-user/group basis.
5 July 2021
Triggers: During peak hours, which are at the hour or at half-past, delays of a few minutes may be observed between the programmed trigger time and the time when the process starts. We are aware of this issue and working on an improvement.
Workaround: For any jobs where a delay can be problematic, update the time for the trigger to avoid peak hours. For example, if you have a trigger for which the minute(s) field has the value 00 or 30, consider updating it to something like 08 or 42.