Release date: 26 April 2021
For the UiPath Assistant and Robot, this release focuses on user experience, accessibility and performance, adding a more immersive usability of the UiPath Assistant by integrating with other products while making sure the Robot works better by using newer technologies and configurations.
Starting with this release, you can add Widgets in the UiPath Assistant a lot more easily, by making use of Automation Ops and Orchestrator Libraries. This release also includes the very first UiPath developed widget, the Apps Widget, bringing your UiPath Apps right at a click away in the UiPath Assistant.
Read more about Widgets on this page.
In v2021.4 release, the UiPath Robot Service has been migrated from .NET Framework 4.6.1 to .NET 5. This brings improvements in terms of performance, stability, and security. The UiPath Robot Executor continues to run on .NET Framework 4.6.1 meaning that if a process was created using an older version of Studio, it still works on v2021.4 Robots .
UiPathStudio.msi is now a 64-bit installer. A 32-bit version (
UiPathStudio-x86.msi) is also available and can only be installed on 32-bit operating systems. You can use the 64-bit installer to update any Studio 2018.4 or newer 32-bit installation.
UiPathStudio.msi installation wizard also received an improved user interface, making it easier to configure the installation.
❗ Use the 64-bit UiPathStudio.msi installer to update your existing 32-bit Studio installations on 64-bit operating systems.
When upgrading from older versions to v2021.4 on 64-bit OS, the installation files are moved from
C:\Program Files (x86)to
C:\Program Files, unless a custom installation folder is used. This change can affect scripts using hardcoded paths. Make sure to review them before use.
A new command has been introduced which allows you to push pending locally stored logs towards Orchestrator.
For more control over logs, you are now able to adjust the flush interval and flush size for the
SubmitLogs endpoint is now possible using two new settings in the
RobotsLogs.Flush.Interval- value: default 0 (seconds)
RobotsLogs.Flush.BatchSize. - value: default 100 (logs)
From now on, you can bring your processes everywhere in Windows. From the contextual menu press “Send to desktop” and simply create a desktop shortcut that you can use in order to start the process.
Processes can now be added to the UiPath’s Assistant Launchpad by simply dragging and dropping them from the left column.
The Robot’s capabilities have been improved to work better in environments that use Proxy configurations. Starting with the v2021.4 release, the service mode Robot Service now requires a specific configuration to be made in the
uipath.config file from the installation folder, while the user processes, including user mode Robot Service and Executer inherits the Proxy Settings available in the Internet Options or Proxy Settings of the user.
Adding to this, proxy configurations are migrated during an update from the
proxy.config file to
uipath.config in order to match the new format. Read the redirecting robots through a proxy document for more details.
For a more efficient use of the UiPath Assistant, Keyboard shortcuts can now be added directly from the Process Details section. Simply click on the process name and its details are displayed in the right panel, then add your preferred shortcut and save.
For better visibility, input arguments which are set as mandatory now have an asterisk
* next to their fields in the UiPath Assistant to make it clear.
To help you troubleshoot errors more easily, the error message displayed when you use the
UiPath.LicenseTool.exe command line utility with incomplete parameters now lists the missing parameters.
Starting with the v2021.4 release, the old Robot Tray is being deprecated, making the UiPath Assistant the only point of contact for attended automation.
Starting with v2021.4, Studio and Robot can only be installed using UiPathStudio.exe, UiPathStudio.msi and the 32 bit equivalent marked as UiPathStudio(x86).msi since the Platform Installer has been deprecated.
A process configured to use the "Run Parallel Process" activity which has target session = "Main" (or process default when the parameter is set to Main) starts the process in the PiP session instead of Main session.
The workaround consists in the process having an "Invoke Workflow" activity with the
target session parameter set to
Main in which the “Run Parallel Process” activity should be added.
Starting with the v2021.2 release, the following settings for Package Signature Verification are no longer populated in the Nuget.config file at install:
UiPath added as both repository and author in the
Please check this document which provides a more in-depth explanation of the change.
Proxy Authentication that was previously configured by adding the
useDefaultCredentials="true" parameter in the
proxy.config file no longer works.
If the User Service (UiPath.Service.UserHost.exe) is started with elevated permissions (run as administrator) either by Studio or Assistant, an invoked process or isolated invoke workflow activity fails with error
exit code 0xFFFFFFFF. This is happening as the executor does not start with elevated permissions and cannot connect to the user service.
An issue causing the UiPath Assistant to not use input arguments coming from Orchestrator has been fixed.
An issue causing RobotJs to become unresponsive after approving consent has been fixed.
🛈 UiPath periodically releases patches that include fixes and improvements when there is a business need. The documentation for a specific version reflects the latest patch on that version. Product changes in-between patches can be checked in the release notes. For example, in May 2021, the documentation for Studio 2020.10 illustrates its latest patch, namely 2020.10.7.
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