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UiPath Robot

The UiPath Robot Guide

Arguments Description

To make it easier for you to work with command line arguments, navigate to the directory in which the Robot is installed using the change directory command. For example, if you did not change the default location of the Robot, you can use the following command:
cd C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio.

All the examples displayed here are constructed from the assumption that you first executed the command above.

Attended Robots should only run under human supervision.

The Execute Command

  • UiRobot.exe execute [--process <Package_ID> | --file <File_Path>] [--folder <Orchestrator_Folder_ID>] [--input <Input_Parameters>]

This command is used to start the execution of a process or a file (.json, .xaml, or .nupkg). Please note that the --process (-p) and --file (-f) arguments can not be simultaneously used with the execute command. It supports the following arguments:

Argument

Description

-p
--process <Package_ID>

Mandatory. Starts the execution of a local or Orchestrator process.
Examples:
UiRobot.exe execute --process UiPathDemoProcess
UiRobot.exe execute -p UiPathDemoProcess

-f
--file <File_Path>

Mandatory. Starts the execution of a local project file. The target file can be .json, .xaml, or .nupkg.
Examples:
UiRobot.exe execute --file "C:\UiPath\Automation\Project.json"
UiRobot.exe execute --file "C:\UiPath\Automation\Main.xaml"
UiRobot.exe execute --file "C:\UiPath\Automation\Notepad.1.0.6682.21636.nupkg"

--folder <Orchestrator_Folder_ID>

Optional. Allows you to specify the Orchestrator folder from which to install and execute the target process. It can only be used together with the --process argument.
Example:
UiRobot.exe -Execute --process UiPathDemoProcess --folder OrchFolder1

--input <Input_Parameters>

Optional. Allows you to specify input arguments for execution. It can be used with the --process or --file arguments.
Examples:
UiRobot.exe execute --process UiPathDemoProcess --input "{'inArg' : 'value' , 'Integer' : 3}"
UiRobot.exe execute --process UiPathDemoProcess --folder OrchFolder1 --input "{'inArg' : 'value' , 'Integer' : 3}"
UiRobot.exe execute --file "C:\UiPath\Automation\Main.xaml" --input "{'inArg' : 'value' , 'Integer' : 3}"

The Pack Command

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Note:

For Studio v2018.4.4 and later releases we recommend publishing using the command UiPath.Studio.CommandLine.exe publish instead of UiRobot.exe pack. For more information, see Mass Update Command Line Parameters in the Studio guide.

  • UiRobot.exe pack <Project_Path> --output <Destination_Folder> [-v <Project_Version>]

This command is used to pack a Project.json file into a .nupkg file. It supports the following arguments:

Argument

Description

-o
--output <Destination_Folder>

Mandatory. Allows you to specify where the .nupkg file is created.
Example:
UiRobot.exe pack "C:\UiPath\Automation\Project.json" --output "C:\UiPath\Automation\Packages"

-v <Project_Version>

Optional. Allows you to specify a version for the .nupkg file.
Example:
UiRobot.exe pack "C:\UiPath\Automation\Project.json" --output "C:\UiPath\Automation\Packages" -v 1.0.6820.22047

The Connect Command

  • UiRobot.exe connect [--url <Orchestrator_Server_URL> --key <Machine_Key>] | [--connectionString <Connection_String>]

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Note:

If the Robot is already connected, running the connect command returns the following message: Orchestrator already connected!.

This command is used to connect the Robot to an Orchestrator instance. It supports the following arguments:

Argument

Description

connect

Mandatory. If the --url, --key, or --connectionString arguments are not specified, the Orchestrator Settings configuration is used to establish the connection.
Example:
UiRobot.exe connect

--url <Orchestrator_Server_URL>

Optional. Must be used with the --key argument. Allows you to specify the target Orchestrator instance.
Example:
UiRobot.exe connect --url https://demo.uipath.com/ --key 1122AAB3C-DD44-EE55-FF66-7788GG99HH00

--key <Machine_Key>

Optional. Must be used with the --url argument. Allows you to specify the Machine Key used to connect to Orchestrator.
Example:
UiRobot.exe connect --url https://demo.uipath.com/ --key 1122AAB3C-DD44-EE55-FF66-7788GG99HH00

--connectionString

Optional. Allows you to connect to Orchestrator via the connection string.
Example:
UiRobot.exe connect --connectionString https://demo.uipath.com/api/robotsservice/GetConnectionData?tenantId=1

The Disconnect Command

  • UiRobot.exe disconnect

This command is used to disconnect the Robot from the current Orchestrator instance.

The Trace Command

  • UiRobot.exe trace --enableLowLevel | --disableLowLevel

This command is used to enable or disable low-level (verbose) tracing for the Robot. It supports the following arguments:

Argument

Description

--enableLowLevel

Enables low-level tracing. An .etl file is generated, which can be opened with the Event Viewer, to help you with troubleshooting crashes and errors.This enables verbose tracing for the Robot Executor and Service in the Event Viewer.
Example:
UiRobot.exe trace --enableLowLevel

--disableLowLevel

Disables low-level tracing. An .etl file is generated to the Desktop after you stop it. This file can be opened in the Event Viewer, to help you with troubleshooting crashes and errors.
Example:
UiRobot.exe trace --disableLowLevel

The PiP Command

Allows you to enable or disable the Picture in Picture functionality on the machine. This setting is applied on the local machine and affects all users and is used for modifying existing installations.

Administrator rights are required to execute these commands.

Command

Description

PiP --enable

Enables the Picture in Picture functionality of the machine.

PiP --disable

Disables the Picture in Picture functionality of the machine.

The ENABLE_PIP Command

Allows you to enable the Picture in Picture functionality of the machine during the UiPath command-line installation.

Command

Description

ENABLE_PIP=1

Enables the Picture in Picture functionality of the machine.

ENABLE_PIP=0

Does not enable the Picture in Picture functionality of the machine.

Miscellaneous Commands

The following commands are purely informative and have no impact on your automation projects whatsoever:

Argument

Description

--version

Displays information about the Robot version.

--help

Displays the list of supported commands, as well as corresponding information and examples.

logs --flush

Sends all pending logs to Orchestrator.

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