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

Enhance general product ecosystem - extensibility

An AA metabots-like approach would provide more flexibility and extensibility to the product.

Idea priority Medium
    Nov 26, 2021

    Extensibility is planned for future releases, and will start adding support for creating commands using WAL, then later C# using a provided SDK.

  • Guest
    May 29, 2022

    Hello, do you have any update regarding this idea?


Allow import of .net libraries (nuget)

IBM RPA could allow the use of .net libraries for cases where there are not yet native IBM RPA commands created to perform some action
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Custom reusable commands coded in .Net

Please allow for creating custom commands coded in .NET (using .NET libraries). These custom commands should be available for any script in a web client. In the studio they could be used the same way any other command, drag and dropping them. The ...
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Workflow: CreateBatch command, validate that the batch already exists

The command to createBatch, would have to have the option to check if Batch exists, if there is to use, otherwise, create. Because today we have to validate via code if there is already a lot by name.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 4 Future consideration

Add your own scripts to the Toolbox

I want to be able to add my own scripts to the toolbox. These scripts should be shared with other users.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Tab Delimiter

Allow for usage of Tab Delimiter and space delimiter when using the text reader.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Execute Code Command

Create a command for WDG that allows to execute code in different languages, such as Python, Java, .Net...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Execute .DLL functions in IBM RPA

This was a key component in Automation Anywhere that was used within their MetaBots. It would allow bots to be able to execute .DLL functions. Without it, clients are having trouble migrating over.
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration