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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2023

Add SharePoint Support to Cloud based storage options

SharePoint allows managing files, and content collaboration for teams and organization across Microsoft 365. This product integration support is for future and existing RPA customer, who would like to use RPA to streamline their business operation that requires guaranteed support with Microsoft SharePoint. This product support should allow RPA customers to connect to their SharePoint account via command and all existing commands that operates/modifies a filesystem should work as expected on SharePoint cloud storage. For example, downloading/uploading  files, creating, moving, deleting directory and files as well as reading and writing to files. 

It is important to note that RPA already support integration with OneDrive. OneDrive has close similarity in implementation (how to call Microsoft's API) to SharePoint, as a result some existing customer is already able to connect to SharePoint and operate on the cloud storage with commands meant to support OneDrive. However, since SharePoint Support was never included in the original development plan, no testing was done on the part of SharePoint and the RPA customer support team has received reports of software bugs while using SharePoint with a OneDrive connection. For example, customer cannot upload .xlsx file, but can get a list of the current files in a specified directory.

Idea priority Medium

SharePoint Support on IBM RPA

The original development design of OneDrive features didn't include SharePoint support and was never tested. SharePoint API is very similar to OneDrive, its is possible to connect using the OneDrive commands, but that means many related commands i...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release