[Automation] Basic Exception Handling in Power Automate Cloud Flows

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. Power Automate is a powerful tool that works well for integration and even automating workflows. Citizen developers have started adopting Power Automate to automate some of their day-to-day activities. One of the most important parts of a traditional solution development strategy is error and exception handling. Automation would typicallyContinue reading “[Automation] Basic Exception Handling in Power Automate Cloud Flows”

[UiPath] Creating a UiPath Data Services Entity Record From UiPath Studio

Level of Difficulty: Junior – Senior. I recently started playing with integrating UiPath Apps, UiPath Data Services and UiPath Storage Buckets into my automations. It has been a tremendous amount of fun to see it all come together and how it all gels together. I had a few challenges creating records in UiPath Data ServicesContinue reading “[UiPath] Creating a UiPath Data Services Entity Record From UiPath Studio”

[UiPath] Task Capture Good Practices

Level of Difficulty: Junior – Senior. UiPath Task Capture is a tool that exists within the UiPath product offering. It has been tagged as a “Prepare Automation” type tool which assists in mapping out a process in terms of process steps, screenshots, actions and descriptions. The UiPath Task Capture Document can be exported as aContinue reading “[UiPath] Task Capture Good Practices”

[UiPath] Preparing for the UiPath Advanced RPA Developer (UiARD) Certification Exam

Level of Difficulty: Junior – Senior. Since writing the UiPath Advanced RPA Developer (UiARD) Certification Exam, I have received many questions about and requests for assistance with preparing for the exam. So I’ve decided to detail an approach that worked for me. Some background context – the first time I wrote the certification over aContinue reading “[UiPath] Preparing for the UiPath Advanced RPA Developer (UiARD) Certification Exam”

[UiPath] Uploading Files to UiPath Storage Buckets

Level of Difficulty: Junior – Senior. I recently started playing with integrating UiPath Apps, UiPath Data Services and UiPath Storage Buckets into my automations. It has been a tremendous amount of fun to see it all come together and how it all gels together. One of my biggest frustrations, however, was getting my file uploadsContinue reading “[UiPath] Uploading Files to UiPath Storage Buckets”

[RPA] Publishing Test Cases From UiPath Studio to UiPath Test Manager

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – Senior. This post assumes that the background information and pre-work has already been done. The pre-work mainly refers to the understanding of the business problem, the identification of test cases and unit tests as well as the development of the test cases and unit tests. A two-part series was releasedContinue reading “[RPA] Publishing Test Cases From UiPath Studio to UiPath Test Manager”

[Automation] Making a SOAP API Call in Python, Using a Session Key

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. Let’s say you’re working on a system that needs to query a legacy SOAP API. Although SOAP APIs are becoming more scarce as REST and Open Data APIs are taking the world by storm, the reality is that SOAP APIs still exist and are still used. In most SOAPContinue reading “[Automation] Making a SOAP API Call in Python, Using a Session Key”

[Automation] Starting a K2 Workflow from UiPath

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. UiPath has written an activity (UiPath.K2.Activities) that starts a K2 workflow. It seems quite simple at first; the only input properties that it expects are the service URL, username, password and workflow ID. It was ideal for what I was trying to achieve, until it wouldn’t load my workflowsContinue reading “[Automation] Starting a K2 Workflow from UiPath”

[Automation] Things I wish I knew Before my First Power Automate Hyperautomation Implementation

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. Any toolset comes with it’s own unique tricks and challenges. There is a ‘first time’ for everything which comes with a list of lessons learnt. By sharing these lists, we better prepare the community of developers who may be facing similar challenges. Here’s a summarised list of lessons learntContinue reading “[Automation] Things I wish I knew Before my First Power Automate Hyperautomation Implementation”

[Automation] Using Power Automate as a Data Integration Tool with Excel (for Bulk Processing)

Level: Beginner – Senior. Power Automate connects into multiple different platforms and systems, making it a very powerful integration tool. Power Automate has been positioned by Microsoft as a platform that aims to facilitate Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Although there is still some work to be done before the Power Automate toolset can match competitors,Continue reading “[Automation] Using Power Automate as a Data Integration Tool with Excel (for Bulk Processing)”