Appian RPA integrates with other features such as Robotic Workforce Manager (RWM), BPM, and AI to deliver a full stack automation solution in Appian.
Incorporate a robotic process into your overall business process by calling a connected system from within an Appian process model. Execute a robotic process or retrieve its results using the Appian RPA connected system. Conversely, if your robotic process needs to incorporate people, you can kick off a process using the Start Process action.
This page covers how to integrate RPA into your Appian application by connecting process models and robotic processes.
Appian RPA Connected System provides an integrated solution to support full-stack automation in Appian. Build robotic processes to automate repetitive tasks to free up your workforce and ensure data accuracy. Appian RPA tightly integrates with BPM, AI, and case management so you can use the right automation technology for a given use case. Once the connected system is authenticated via API key, robotic processes automatically appear in the available operations based on permissions.
This connected system is only available for customers who have purchased Appian RPA.
|API Key||This is the key generated when you create the service account.|
When you create the service account to generate an API key for Appian RPA, you may need to adjust the User Type from Basic to Administrator within Appian. If the user type is set to Basic, you may receive an error when you test the connection using the API key during connected system setup.
|Execute a robotic process||Integration to execute a robotic process in Appian RPA.||WRITE|
|Retrieve execution results||Integration to retrieve results from an executed robotic process in Appian RPA.||READ|
When you set up either operation, you'll choose a robotic process from the list. The options appear based on the service account's permissions within Appian RPA.
Executes a robotic process in Appian RPA on the specified resource.
Retrieves results of a robotic process execution in Appian RPA through the execution ID.
If you used an earlier version of the Retrieve Execution Results integration, your results may list properties that you set manually. Properties will continue to work for these older integrations. For information about how to set properties, see the Appian RPA 20.3 documentation for information on this legacy feature.
Robotic process variables allow you to store data for use throughout your robotic process. This data can then be retrieved through the Appian RPA connected system using the Retrieve Execution Results integration for use throughout the rest of your application objects.
Set up robotic process variables in the robotic process's configuration. When retrieving the results, workflow variables are automatically cast based on the data type you select during setup. The data will be passed back as a map called variables within the result dictionary. The data is structured as follows:
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