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Appian RPA provides several actions to make it easier to develop a robotic task. You can use low-code actions to configure a robotic task more quickly and easily. Java modules are also available for specific actions and use cases.
Low-code actions streamline the robotic task development process. You don't need to use Java to set up and configure actions in a robotic task 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 task 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 task. 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 Task 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
|Start a robotic subtask||Execute robotic subtask|
|Move files on the host machine||Move a file or folder|
|Delete files on the host machine||Delete a file or folder|
|Find and click an icon on the desktop||Locate image|
|Paste text||Set clipboard value and Press keyboard shortcuts|
|Work with an Excel file||Excel: License Not Required and Excel: License Required|
To add an action to the workflow:
Click and hold an action in the Actions Palette.
Loops repeat actions until a condition is satisfied. For more information about looping, see General Actions.
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