What's New in Appian RPA 7.6?

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 7.6 (Release date: 5 March 2021)

Move files between the desktop and Appian's document repository

We're opening up whole new possibilities for using documents in your robots with four new low-code features!

  • Documents stored in Appian's document management repository can be downloaded by a robot and then processed locally on the desktop
  • Robots can manage the local file system, easily creating a new folder or moving files between folders
  • Desktop files can be uploaded to Appian's document management repository for further processing, secure storage, and access by other users
  • Robots can directly upload Appian documents to a browser file upload field

Example: An employee uploads a photo from their phone using a mobile task. A robot downloads that photo and copies it into a document on the desktop. The robot uploads the finished document to a folder in Appian and deletes the file from the desktop. Once in Appian, the document can be viewed by other users and stored as part of an audit trail.

Control mouse movement and clicks

Have more control over your desktops with our new mouse action module. Robots can perform mouse movements, clicks, and drags with simple low-code configurations. Users can find coordinates using our element inspector to ensure robots make exact movements.

Simplify common browser actions

We're continuing to improve our low-code browser module by enhancing actions that every web automation needs: opening a browser, navigating to a URL, and switching between browser windows. These actions now contain common configurations such as the wait time and whether or not to take a screenshot, making it easy to build and easy to debug using our low-code actions. You'll also get these configurations automatically when importing from a Selenium script, making it even faster to configure these common actions.

See your RPA version in About Appian

You can now 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.


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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