RPA Actions Palette
This content applies solely to Appian RPA, which must be purchased separately from the Appian base platform.

Appian RPA provides several actions to make it easier to develop a robotic process. You can use low-code actions to configure a robotic process more quickly and easily. Java modules are also available for specific actions and use cases.

Low-code actions

Low-code actions streamline the robotic process development process. You don't need to use Java to set up and configure actions in a robotic process workflow. Instead, you'll select options from a menu and configure which variables to use. If you're an Appian developer getting started with Appian RPA, you'll find the low-code actions familiar. Although your robotic process may be complicated, development using low-code actions is simple and accessible.

Similar to the Interface Designer, the Actions Palette shows you the actions that are available to add to the robotic process. Use the search bar to quickly find an action by name or browse the list of actions. You can find these low-code actions in the Actions Palette on the Robotic Process Designer:

Just getting started? Use the following table to find the action that can help you automate common tasks:

I want to… Suggested action
Capture text from a website Get attribute
Capture text from an application Get attribute
Log in to a website Interact with element
Fill out a web form Interact with element
Start an Appian process Start process
Evaluate business logic Evaluate expression
Send or retrieve application documents Upload document
Download document
Start a robotic subprocess Execute robotic subprocess
Move files on the resource Move a file or folder
Delete files on the resource Delete a file or folder
Find and click an icon on the desktop Locate image
Paste text Set clipboard value and Press keyboard shortcuts

Add an action to the workflow

To add an action to the workflow:

  1. Click and hold an action in the Actions Palette.

    Screenshot of the Actions Palette

  2. Drag and drop it to the section or action group where you want to add the action.
  3. Click and drag the action to reorder it relative to the other actions in the section or action group.


Loops repeat actions until a condition is satisfied. For more information about looping, see General Actions.

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