Appian RPA

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.

Field Description
API Key This is the key generated when you create the service account.

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When you create the service account to generate an API key for Appian RPA, you must adjust the User Type from Basic to Administrator within Appian. If the user type is set to Basic, the robotic process will not display in your list of available processes for the integration.

Operations

Name Description Type
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.

Execute robotic process

Executes a robotic process in Appian RPA on the specified resource.

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In the integration designer, configure the following settings:

  • Operation: Execute Robotic Process.
  • Robotic Process: Select the robotic process to execute in Appian RPA.
  • Resource: Select the resource to execute the robotic process. Choose First available resource to use any resource with proper permissions when it becomes available. You can also use the expression editor to configure this setting.
  • Description: Add an optional description for this robotic process execution. You can also use the expression editor to configure this setting.
  • Priority: Assign this execution a relative priority. Options include Highest, Higher, High, Normal, Low, Lower, and Lowest. If there are queued executions, Appian RPA uses priority to determine which robotic process to execute ahead of others. You can also use the expression editor to configure this setting.

Retrieve execution results

Retrieves results of a robotic process execution in Appian RPA through the execution ID.

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In the integration designer, configure the following settings:

  • Operation: Retrieve Execution Results.
  • Execution ID: Enter the execution ID to retrieve all results and details for that specific execution. You can enter the value here or use the expression editor.

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.

See Appian RPA documentation for guidance and examples of how to use robotic processes to complement Appian apps.

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