August 09 2020
Here at Laiye, we strive to create the best products for everyone. Receptive to feedback, our team has developed a new and improved version of our RPA product, Laiye UiBot. A suite consisting of Creator, where users build robots, Worker, where users deploy robots, and Commander, where users organize robots, Laiye UiBot 5.1 addresses advanced needs to ensure the highest quality of operation. All three have witnessed functional additions, optimizations, and bug fixes. In this article, we take a look at the most significant updates that come with Laiye UiBot's latest version.
Creator 5.1.2 Updates
Creator, where users build their robots, has undergone significant improvements in the latest edition.
Major Additions and Optimizations
1, Export to Commander. A new function allows users to export from Creator to Commander. The exporting process is convenient as users can choose a file path during the export. It also supports adding a description with a maximum of 2,000 words.
2, Custom Command Libraries. Using the BotScript programming language, users can create programs and add them to a command library. These libraries are convenient as they only need to be created once and then can be subsequently used in multiple processes. In four simple steps "creating a new command library, writing programs, exporting the library, and using the library", users can now build versatile program repertoires.
3, Auxiliary Processes. Creator 5.1.2 now supports auxiliary process functions, which are simple, repetitive processes that can run in the background without affecting the main process, which significantly enhances efficiency.
4, Process Location. Locating process controls is easier than ever in Creator 5.1.2. On each flowchart element type, a number on the upper right corner will indicate how many of that type the user has currently deployed in the process. Users can click on the different types to see all the different process blocks and quickly locate them. Moreover, users can now conveniently rename blocks, making finding them even quicker.
5, Command Center Optimization. We have removed obsolete buttons and functions and have organized commands according to their category in a more logical way.
6, Browser Extensions. The Google Chrome extension is now stable, and the newest version supports HTML cross-domain selection.
Creator has had significant changes to its command functionality.
1, Basic Commands. Two new basic commands, "Rem Comments" and "Subroutine," have been added. "Rem Comments" applies to the visualization and source code modes and can be used to add comments, whereas "Subroutine" applies to the visualization mode and is used to create programs for custom command libraries or direct use.
2, Windows Credentials. Creator has also simplified managing Windows credentials whenever Laiye UiBot needs to log into pages on the local computer. Three new commands, "Add Credentials," "Obtain Credentials," and "Delete Credentials" allow users to easily manage usernames and passwords.
3, Keybox. During automation, Laiye UiBot can enter words extremely fast. Though this is efficient, overly-quick typing may result in the computer missing several keys. To counter this issue, a new function, "Time between keystrokes(milliseconds)," has been added. Though the default is 100 milliseconds, users can set the desired time interval. The same applies to the time taken between inputting into different fields.
4, SMTP/POP. We have also improved Laiye UiBot's email compatibility. Creator now supports HTML-formatted emails and a new CC function.
5, Keyboard input. Creator also ensures greater accuracy with its added "Verify Written Text" function, which compares content entered in the target field with the actual content filled in, only moving forward with the process if the two are the same. Any discrepancies would raise an exception.
6, Decimal. Creator now also supports enhanced decimal conversion as well as exception throwing.
Additionally, we have modified many existing functions to enhance user experience and to complement the new additions listed above.
Worker 5.1.2 Updates
Worker has witnessed several updates to improve its versatility and functionality.
Worker now supports the 64-bit version. Moreover, Worker also supports independent process operations and has improved stability: when a crash occurs, UiBot will record the crash information in the daily log.
Major Bug Fixes
This version of Worker addresses previous bugs. Patches include fixing the following problems: elements that could be generated smoothly on Yonyou U8 failed to be obtained during runtime; the Java Selector could not obtain a complete structure tree when grabbing elements on Kingdee EAS; finished tasks were reset to the first day of each month. The bug fixes vastly improve user experience.
Commander 5.1.0 Updates
Commander's updates better reflect user needs.
The new version of Commander features enhanced organization controls to enable even smoother workflows. Users can now view different users' roles, the number of users, and the last modification time. We have added a "View Details" option to help users access other user's information, including their department, login account, and alias. Another new option also allows users to view details about each role's information.
To improve user management, we have optimized the interface to support adding and editing roles. Commander now has refined "Delete," "modify," and "check" functions and has exclusively set several functions to be "only for system administrators," meaning non-administrator users do not have access to these functions.
Commander now supports more streamlined data management for the user's convenience. When adding a new parameter or editing an existing parameter, the "value" field that can be dragged and dropped now also supports a multi-line text box as opposed to the previous single-line text box.
Additionally, queue management has been improved as Commander can now display how many messages have already been processed.
Process management has also had several improvements including the addition and removal of several buttons. A new function now supports uploading local .bot process packages.
With the newest version of Commander, managing tasks is straightforward and convenient. A new function allows users to view files from the "upload new screenshot" subcommand corresponding to Creator 5.2.0's Commander command. Commander now supports querying file names and descriptions, while also supporting online document preview.
We have also optimized the task details interface to display task information, running information, task information scope, and sequence adjustment. The interface also displays information such as "distribution method," "execution method," and "task parameters." When the distribution method is set as automatic, a task with unassigned Workers will be displayed as "-" while a specific Worker name will be displayed if the task has been assigned.
A new display, "Create Category," has been added, which supports four categories: creation via task management, creation via plan management, creation via OpenApi, and creation via UiBot Worker client. Moreover, the "Department" function has been added to the queue details list. When Worker is authorized to run in multiple departments, users can distinguish which department the task belongs to.
Many additional tweaks, such as improved query methods, redesigned graphics, and modified refresh buttons, have also been added.
Laiye UiBot is always under revision to ensure that users have the best experience. We hope that these changes will enrich your Laiye UiBot experience, and we encourage you to submit feedback so that we may continually improve our products. Stay tuned for further updates that will take your RPA journey to even greater heights.
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