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  • Content Services - Content Manager OnDemand

  • Content Services - Daeja Virtual Viewer

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  • Content Services - Content Collector for SAP

  • Content Services - Enterprise Records

  • Content Services - Content Manager (CM8)

  • Datacap

  • Automation Document Processing

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS)

  • Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Blueworks Live

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition

  • IBM Process Mining

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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 16, 2021

Bot attach in Chrome open by user

During the execution of the bot, the bot uses a Google Chrome session opened by the user. With that, the bot does not need to open an instance and be login, among other uses. For example, in the Process, it would be possible to reuse the chrome opened by another instance.

Idea priority Medium
    May 20, 2021

    Support to attach the bot to an opened browser for attended automation is planned.

    We plan to support this feature for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.

  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2023

    This functionality is crucial for us. We've resorted to alternative solutions because it hasn't been implemented yet. Do you have any updates?

  • Guest
    Dec 12, 2022

    Thanks for the update Joba.

  • Admin
    Joba Diniz
    Dec 12, 2022

    Hi Martin, this is not in the 2023 plans. We are working on what we call "Natural Recorder", which will help us improve the current web browser extension and move us toward to implement this idea in the future.

  • Guest
    Dec 12, 2022

    Has there been any movement on this idea? Do we know if this feature will be released in 2023?

  • Admin
    Joba Diniz
    Aug 15, 2022

    Comments from TTIA:

    Connect to existing chrome browser. This only works with IE. All chrome browsers are shutdown when script. Would be very helpful since you can continue working on a browser session that is already logged in to systems and some activities are already performed


Support attaching to an opened browser

If you think in attended bots, that need to wait for human interaction to complete the process, it will be necessary that IBM RPA supports existing browsers of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Another case is when you have to work with web appli...
about 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Associate a browser open

Allow to open a browser (Chorme/firefox/edge) by command example: chorme.exe or by a Windows Bat script, after opening that browser, being able to find the open browser and associate it to a browser instance, today, there is only the command to fi...
over 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration