What's New in Appian RPA 7.5?

This page describes what's available in this release of Appian RPA. Some features and functionality may not be available if you're using an older version of the Appian platform.

Version 7.5 (Release date: 22 January 2021)

Automate Windows, Citrix, and more using computer vision

Appian developers can use our new Image Recognition module to identify areas of the screen to interact with, no matter what kind of application is being automated. Our simple image capture tool integrates directly with your low-code action, and you can configure tolerances to ensure the robot is reliable even when resolutions change for automations using Citrix. Combining low-code image recognition with existing actions like text entry creates a general purpose automation capability that can be used in a wide range of scenarios.

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Securely enter credentials

Application credentials can now be referenced in any of our low-code actions that enter data. Developers can securely enter usernames and passwords to sign in to any application, providing more ease and security for your organization.

Handle web apps that use iframes

Use our new Select frame action to more easily automate your web applications containing iframes! With our new action you can easily switch into and out of iframes, making it possible to reach even more web apps with low-code.

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Make robots clean up after themselves

When a robot completes its work or runs into an exception, the new Clean up section runs to make sure the desktop is ready for the next task. Developers can use the same low-code actions found in the main workflow to summarize results, log out of applications, close windows, or do anything else needed to reset the desktop for the next execution.

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Share more information between robots and humans

Starting a process model from a robotic process is a powerful way to have humans and bots work together. Now you can use custom data types and expressions when passing inputs to the process model, allowing you to provide more detailed information to users or other systems.

Report results for individual items

Using the new Items module, developers can configure robots to report results as individual items are processed. Whether entering multiple invoices or processing a list of complex steps, developers can add these new actions to report progress and status back to operation managers.

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About Appian RPA upgrades

Appian RPA is a feature of the Appian platform, but its releases are independent from the rest of the platform. This release process allows for more rapid development so you get access to new features, bug fixes, and improvements faster. Some of these updates may rely on feature availability in Appian. Therefore, if you're using an older version of the Appian platform, Appian RPA may not be able to take advantage of those features.

In these cases, you may not have access to some of the latest features prior to upgrading Appian. Your robotic processes will continue to work the same as they have been.

We want to be clear when some of these features may require a more recent version of Appian. This page describes each release version and date, and contents. Where applicable, we'll also note where certain features might not be available for older versions of Appian.

Find your Appian RPA release number

Administrators can find the version number in the Appian RPA console.

  1. Go to Settings > Configuration.
  2. In the Console license section, your version number is listed in the Version-Revision field.

If you're looking for information about a different RPA release, use the menu at the top of the page to select another version.

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