Hello World Robot Template
This content applies solely to Appian RPA, which must be purchased separately from the Appian base platform.

The Hello World template details how to create a robotic process that will open a text editor, type some text, and then close the text editor. This template contains actions that tell your robotic process to interact with the keyboard.

When you use a template to create your robotic process, you are provided with a zip file containing your source code and a pre-built workflow in the robotic process configuration page. This page explains the contents of the workflow and the source code generated by the template.

Workflow

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The Hello World template's workflow contains three actions: Open application, Type text, and Close application.

The actions are related to processing items. An item is a single element to be evaluated by the robotic process. Depending on the nature of your robotic processes, an item could be a person, an ID, a bank account, an invoice, a job identifier, etc. In this template, the item is sample text and the robotic process will process the item by typing the sample text in a text editor.

It's common for a robotic process to iterate over many items. For example, processing several employees, IDs, or bank accounts. To ensure each item has been processed, the workflow includes a loop. Loops utilize conditional actions to determine when all available items have been processed.

Source code

The source code contains a class named MyRobot that implements the IRobot interface and is annotated with @Robot. Every Appian RPA robotic process must have the IRobot interface and @Robot annotation to allow the Appian RPA API to identify the class as a robot.

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