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Add "Open URL in existing Window" in Launch Website command to Edge browser (currently this is an option only available for IE)

Internet Explorer reached Eol (end-of-life) on June 15,2002 and the customers are creating the automations to work with Edge. The option "Open URL in existing Internet Explorer Window" in Launch Website command is exclusive for Internet Explorer ...

option to cancel bot schedule when other bot is still running in runner

Include a configuration that permits cancel a bot schedule when other bot is still executing in runner.
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 0 Submitted

Allow deleting credentials even if they are on inactive schedules

I opened a support case with this issue number TS008442792 and they were instructed to open a new idea here. The problem is that Control Center RPA does not delete credentials EVEN WHEN IT IS ONLY ON INACTIVE SCHEDULES. If the credential is on an ...

Software that ENGULFS the COVID-19 viruses and germs that are floating in the air. This software/product would be created for personal space, businesses (indoor & outdoor). To have a better idea of this concept, the product would look like an air filter.

This concept is useful so that the World would have some type of normalcy. This product will be plugged in the wall and users will set specific commands to engulf the viruses and germs.
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 0 Not under consideration

add feature for enhancing the usage of excel commands

Task bot fails with "Name Conflict" error when opening an Excel spreadsheet. This problem is addressed in the following KB article: https://apeople.automationanywhere.com/s/article/Receiving-Name-Conflict-pop-up-when-opening-an-Excel-spreadsheet P...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Not under consideration

Automatic sign-off behavior for unattended bot runners should be configurable.

Currently, the host machine is returned to the state it was previously in when the unattended bot runner completes its task. It would be helpful if this was configurable. For example if we want the bot to sign on to the host machine, and then leav...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists

longer retention for RPA Client services log files

AAClientService.log stores information only for few days.We request to retain the IBM RPA Client service logs for last few months such as the Control Room log files which are retained for months and rotated each day.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists

RPA - Memory limitation

Remove the memory limitation on the AA Client. The customer is getting an error out of memory when trying to run a bot. Case: TS003938179 Best regards.
almost 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Not under consideration

System Logging file rotation

We typically start seeing some level of performance impact in bot/script execution when SystemLog.xml reaches 20 mb level. The SystemLog.xml file is located in the automation anywhere files folder. C:\Users\username\Documents\Automation Anywhere F...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists

customize the control room DB password encryption tool

AA ever provided a DB password encryption tool to this client. Currently, when running the "crutil jar" file, the password must be entered with the keyboard. However, the client would like to customize the control room DB password encryption tool....
over 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Not under consideration