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Read Excel dates as DateTime

Currently, when the robot reads a date that is in an Excel file it is interpreted as the raw number that Excel uses for dates (based on 1899 or something along those lines). This forces us to use a few commands just to convert it to DateTime and o...
16 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Is a defect

When a bot runtime fails, add a shortcut in the web client to send the error and the error line number to the clipboard

In the web client, looking at a job log, we can click on details to see all the logs. Often enough, we only care about the error message that made the bot crash. Having a button that puts the error line number and the error message on the clipboar...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Enhanced executeScript

executeScript could have a sibling method called assignScript where a script could be assigned to a variable of type 'script', along with any script initial variable assignments. The script could then be called by calling the variable as a paramet...
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Better Variable Scope

As in other programming languages, variable scope would be very useful when calling subroutines. Subroutines should have in and out locally scoped variables that are set in the same way variables are set when calling executeScript
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Log the query that was performed by the bot in any SQL command error

We build queries in ibm rpa by concatenating ibm rpa variables with pre-build int queries. Sometimes those variables may have incorrect values, and the query will fail. The problem is, IBM RPA will not log query in most cases, and when it does, it...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Ability to delete computers, processes from Control Center

Users need the ability to "fully" manage artifacts that they create in the Portal (Web Client), such as computers and process.
12 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Ability to launch Bots ad-hoc via Control Center

The ability to click a button to immediately schedule a bot for launch from the Control Center. This is like for like capability that AA has
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Bring back the right-click option to the Click Windows Command

This feature has been removed in the latest IBM RPA offering of 21.0.2 without a suitable replacement.
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enhance general product ecosystem - extensibility

An AA metabots-like approach would provide more flexibility and extensibility to the product.
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enable choosing production version on scheduler instead of always using the same version

When creating a new scheduler, we need to pick a version of the script. When this script is updated, there is no way to change the version of the script used by the scheduler. It would help a lot if we could pick a version or the production versio...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration