What's New in Appian RPA 7.14?
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This page describes what's available in this release of Appian RPA. Some capabilities may not be available if you're using an older version of the Appian platform.

Version 7.14 (Release date: 21 January 2022)

Additions to the new robotic process designer (Preview)

View real-time execution status

In this release, we've updated the Execution page to match the new robotic process designer interface. When you start a robotic process execution, you can view the status of actions and groups as they are executed. You'll also see when variable values update during the process execution.

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These updates will make it easier to identify the action status, so developers and operations managers can quickly and easily monitor and troubleshoot a robotic process while it executes.

Loop through a list using For Each

You can now configure loops to iterate through a list of items using a For Each pattern. In this way, the robotic process repeats the specified actions for each item until it reaches the end of the list. Designing loops in a robotic process is now more consistent with how you're used to designing them in other parts of Appian.

Add and reference variables more easily

Robotic process variables now appear in a grid in the configuration pane. You'll find them alongside other configurations for the robotic process, making it easier to reference variables or add new ones as you build and configure actions. If you rename a variable, we also update your action configurations to match, saving you time and making your processes easier to maintain. Your variables are always visible and accessible, making for a more consistent Appian design experience.

Additions to the task recorder (Preview)

Launch the task recorder in Internet Explorer 11 and Edge in IE Mode

Many legacy applications are designed to only work in Internet Explorer. To help you rapidly develop robotic processes that interact with these kinds of legacy systems, the task recorder now supports two additional web browsers. You can launch the task recorder to capture your interactions within Internet Explorer 11 and Edge (IE Mode).

Record additional browser actions and selectors

In this release, we continue to enhance the task recorder's capabilities. You can now record additional interactions on web browsers, such as Is element present, Close browser, Right-click on element, and Double-click on element. These new capabilities reduce the amount of time you spend manually updating or creating actions in the robotic process designer after you're finished recording.

About Appian RPA releases and upgrades

Appian RPA is a feature of the Appian platform. RPA is released independently from the rest of the platform, and the latest version is applied to your site upon restart. This means you get access to new features, bug fixes, and improvements faster and more easily.

All RPA versions are backwards compatible with the Appian platform, so you aren't required to upgrade Appian any sooner than you want to. However, RPA feature availability 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 with your current version of Appian.

We want to be clear when some of these features may require a more recent version of Appian. Where applicable, we'll note where certain features might not be available for older versions of Appian.

RPA support period

Appian regularly addresses bugs and other issues in RPA with hotfixes to the latest available version of RPA. For this reason, we encourage customers to plan to upgrade Appian RPA regularly to access these new features, bug fixes, and improvements faster.

You can use a particular version of Appian RPA until your site is restarted, at which point you'll be upgraded to the latest version. No matter what version of Appian RPA you're using, we encourage you to report issues so they can be addressed. Fixes and enhancements will be available in the latest available version of Appian RPA.

Documentation support period

Appian RPA documentation is available for six months after the version release date. Refer to the table below to learn more about release dates and documentation availability.

RPA Release Release Date Docs Removal Date
8.3 22 June 2022 22 December 2022
8.2 13 May 2022 13 November 2022
8.1 1 April 2022 1 October 2022
8.0 9 February 2022 9 August 2022
7.14 21 January 2022 21 July 2022
7.13 10 December 2021 10 June 2022
7.12 29 October 2021 29 April 2022
7.11 16 September 2021 16 March 2022
7.10 6 August 2021 6 February 2022
7.9 24 June 2021 24 December 2021
7.8 20 May 2021 20 November 2021
7.7 16 April 2021 16 October 2021
7.6 5 March 2021 5 September 2021
7.5 22 January 2021 22 July 2021
7.4 15 November 2020 15 May 2021

Find your Appian RPA release number

You can see your site's RPA version in the About Appian dialog. Both designers and system administrators can access this dialog at any time from the navigation menu.

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