[Azure] Creating an Azure Blob Storage Resource and Container

Level of Difficulty: Junior. Do you have files that you would like to store in Azure? Azure Blob Storage is perfect for that. Here’s the 101 on Azure Blob Storage that will be covered in this post: Create a Resource Group Create an Azure Blob Storage Account Resource Create a Container Upload Files Retrieve ConnectionContinue reading “[Azure] Creating an Azure Blob Storage Resource and Container”

[Automation] Using Google Drive, Google Sheets and Python in Google Colaboratory to Automate Rubric Creation and Synchronisation

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – Senior. Have you ever run into a situation where you have over 200 students whose work needs to be marked and the admin around it is enough to make anyone go crazy? Well here’s a step towards getting around the labour-intensive admin that goes hand-in-hand with marking student projects, usingContinue reading “[Automation] Using Google Drive, Google Sheets and Python in Google Colaboratory to Automate Rubric Creation and Synchronisation”

[Automation] Retrieve Power Automate Flow Run Logs and Visualise in Power BI

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – Senior. This post will focus on pulling the Power Automate flow run logs, using PowerShell, exporting them to a CSV file and visualising them in Power BI What are the steps? The steps that we will be following are: Setup PowerShell Get the data Visualise in Power BI Setup PowerShellContinue reading “[Automation] Retrieve Power Automate Flow Run Logs and Visualise in Power BI”

[RPA] Getting Started With UiPath Insights Cloud

Level of Difficulty: Beginner. UiPath Insights is an RPA analytics solution that enables your business to track, measure, and manage the performance of your entire automation program. UiPath Insights can be used with a cloud orchestrator or a stand-alone orchestrator. If you have a stand-alone orchestrator, you can follow this guide to set up UiPathContinue reading “[RPA] Getting Started With UiPath Insights Cloud”

[RPA] Conditional Assigns in UiPath – Using The Shorthand IF Statement

Level of Difficulty: Beginner. Have you ever wanted to assign a variable based on the value of another variable but… Without the use of an IF statement block? Here’s how to achieve that. Let’s take an example… We have a boolean variable, named UnicornsExist which can be set by the user through an input dialog.Continue reading “[RPA] Conditional Assigns in UiPath – Using The Shorthand IF Statement”

[RPA] Automating Azure DevOps Project, Repository and Work Items Creation through UiPath

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate. This post will assist in automating the creation of projects, repositories and work items in Azure DevOps through UiPath by using the Azure DevOps API. There are multiple Azure DevOps libraries available on the UiPath Marketplace that make the API calls for you but the aim of this postContinue reading “[RPA] Automating Azure DevOps Project, Repository and Work Items Creation through UiPath”

[RPA] Using SQL User-Defined Table Types in UiPath as a Component of a Data Exchange Architecture

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – Senior. This post will assist in understanding what SQL user-defined table types (UDTTs) are and how they can be used within UiPath as a part of a Data Exchange Architecture (DEA). Following explanations of UDTTs and DEA approaches, we will do a practical implementation walkthrough. User-Defined Table Types (UDTTs) User-definedContinue reading “[RPA] Using SQL User-Defined Table Types in UiPath as a Component of a Data Exchange Architecture”

[Business Intelligence] Connecting Power BI to an Excel File Stored on Microsoft Teams, SharePoint or OneDrive as a Data Source

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. Power BI reports are a quick and easy way to visualise existing data. Often, we want to visualise data from flat files that aren’t necessarily stored on our local computer but rather, files that are modified by other contributors. By storing a file on OneDrive or SharePoint (or indirectly,Continue reading “[Business Intelligence] Connecting Power BI to an Excel File Stored on Microsoft Teams, SharePoint or OneDrive as a Data Source”

[Automation] YouTube Playlist Monitoring Using Python

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. There are many different workflow and automation suites/platforms available out there (some of which include IFTTT, Power Automate and Tonkean) that allow users to interact with their YouTube connector. Most of these workflows classify the functions within the connectors as either a Trigger or an Action. A trigger wouldContinue reading “[Automation] YouTube Playlist Monitoring Using Python”

[Automation] Monitoring Gmail Inbox Using Python

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. Many automation solutions make use of the functionality provided by mail services as it serves as an important element that allows for communication between humans and the automation process. There are many benefits provided by using Google Mail (Gmail), one of which is cost – for that reason, thisContinue reading “[Automation] Monitoring Gmail Inbox Using Python”