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The UiPath Process Mining Guide

Release Notes 2021.1 (Preview)

Release date: January 19th 2021

This page provides more information about the newly released functionality, improvements and bug fixes in UiPath Process Mining 2021.1 (Preview).

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Important

UiPath Process Mining 2021.1 is intended as a Preview version. Do not install this version on a production environment and do not use it to build apps or connectors, since there will be no official support on this version and breaking changes can occur before UiPath Process Mining version 2021.4.

New Features

Finding automation opportunities

A new dashboard Automation is added to the Overview menu in AppOne. This dashboard allows you to find automation opportunities in your process. The main metric in this dashboard is the Manual event cost, which is the cost involved of the manual execution of the event. Therefore, the Manual event cost indicates the benefit of automating the events. Together with the context metrics Manual processing time, Automation rate, and Number of (manual) events this dashboard guides you in deciding which activities can best be automated. See illustration below.

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The previous Automation dashboard in the Process menu is marked as deprecated and made invisible in AppOne. As an alternative, you can use the new Overview - Automation dashboard. The Process - Automation dashboard is still available on the background and can be enabled by a developer if needed.

Together with this dashboard, the attribute Event cost changed in meaning and the Event processing time is a new available attribute. The Event cost is the cost that is involved in the manual execution of the event, such as employee wages. The Event processing time is the time that is actually worked on the event without taking into account any waiting time. The attribute Processing time that was already available in AppOne on the Timing - Timing dashboard is renamed to Cycle time and represents the time between the start and the end of the event execution.

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Since the event costs are now visible in the Overview - Automation dashboard, Event costs is no longer available as a metric in the metric selector on the Timing - Timing - Cases dashboard in AppOne.

See Menu Overview

Basic Connector updates

The new event attribute Event processing time is added to the Basic Connector. If this information is not stored in your source system, an estimation of the processing time can be given per activity. To provide the estimations, the separate .csv file in the workspace should be filled in. Also an estimation for the Event cost can be defined in this file.

See Adding Automation Estimates

Creating an app from a Base app

It is possible to create an app from an existing released app, a so-called Base app. This enables you to use the released app as a template for your app to which you can make modifications to your own needs. Moreover, you can upgrade your app and merge any modifications you made when a new version of the Base app is released.
See Creating apps

Upgrading a customized version of AppOne

When a new version of AppOne is released you should update your app to the new version. You can now easily upgrade your customized version of AppOne to the new version without losing any customizations you have made to AppOne. When both the released version of AppOne on which your app is based (the Base release) and the released version of AppOne to which you want to upgrade (the New release) are uploaded, you can upgrade to the new version from you workspace by just selecting the Base release and the New release of your app.

See Updating a Customized Version of AppOne

As a result of this new functionality the Delete unused releases option on the Releases tab now also does not delete any releases that are used as base app in a workspace in addition to releases that are active on an environment, or have any active data instances.

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Note

There are some known issues and you may encounter errors when upgrading AppOne or a custom app. These will be solved in a patch release.

Custom labels for the Process Graph legend

For a Process graph with the color mode set to Compare and for a Process graph with the color mode set to Reference the default labels of the Process graph legend can now be changed. Depending on the selected color mode the Advanced Process Graph Settings dialog now contains expression fields that enable you to customize the appropriate Process graph legend labels. See illustration below.

See Customizing the Process Graph Legend

Detail slider in the Process graph

For the Process graph the Activities and Edges sliders are replaced by a single Detail slider. The Detail slider enables end users to reduce the complexity of the Process graph, which will increase the readability of the graph. By default, the detail is set to AUTO but end users can change the level of detail by changing the slider value. See illustration below.

Developers can decide whether or not the Detail slider is visible on the Process graph. Moreover, the default complexity percentage can be set.

See Customizing the Detail Slider

Column sorting

By default the data is sorted alphabetically by category in ascending order. As a developer, you can now use the options in the Grid panel enable you define the sorting of columns and/or the direction.
See Bar charts: Column sorting

Rename Action center to Actionable insights.

The integration with Orchestrator to create actions and queue items from Process Mining has been renamed to Actionable insights. This new term describes the integration in a better way.

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If you have set up Actionable Insights in earlier versions of UiPath Process Mining you must update the folder name in the installation from actioncenter to orchestrator. You must also make sure to update all the files from the Basic Connector relating to Actionable insights, including the python scripts.

See Setting up Actionable Insights

Improvements

Release Signing

UiPath Process Mining software is now signed using the UiPath signing key, allowing the software to be white-listed in security tools such as firewalls and virus scanners, if needed.

Stretched and flat charts

Charts in columns sometimes were too stretched and some were also too flat. If there is only one chart column in a table, the maximum width is set to 400 pixels. See illustration below.

Default active filters on a chart

When creating a new chart, any existing filters on the dashboard will be now active for this new chart as well. The available filters on the Filters panel will be applied in the following way:

  • The same filters from an existing chart that is created on the same table as the new chart will be applied.
  • If there is no existing chart based on the table for the new chart, any defined filters for the first chart will be applied.
  • If this is the first chart on the dashboard, all existing filters are activated for the new chart.

Current period indication in history chart

The dot indicating the current period is now shown in a history chart if the X-axis contains a period filter. See illustration below.

0-point in charts

The start value of the y-axis was not displayed in charts. This is now fixed. See illustration below for some examples.

When resizing the scales are updated as well. See animation below.

Selections

It is possible to do selections on row values of other columns. In this case the entire row is highlighted and the actual selected value is made bold. See illustration below for an example.

It is also possible to select columns. Columns are only selectable if a column attribute is set for a table, and only the resulting columns are selectable. A filter is added to the Filters panel. See illustration below for an example.

Details number fixed in AppOne

The number that is displayed on the Details dashboards in AppOne now take the From activity and To activity filters into account if put on the dashboards.

Default maximum number of values in a List box filter

When you have a lot of items in a List box filter, the List box filter may not respond or completely freeze the user interface. This was caused by the limit being 200.000 items, and this is now limited to 20.000 by default. In AppOne the default maximum number of values in List box filters was already at 20.000. If you have a custom project that is not based on AppOne you may have to update the limit manually.

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It is recommended to set the default maximum number of values for List box filters in the Application Settings of your projects to 20.000 or use the Search box filter instead.

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Release Notes 2021.1 (Preview)


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