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Getting Started with Decision Robotics

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The traditional RPA will only mimic human activities such as mouse clicks, moves, and typing in a text box. However, Decision Robotics is capable of being a part of the decision-making process.

Install the Robotics Extension

Once you open FlexRule Designer, go to the Extension Manager

Tools --> Extension Manager

and download the Robotics Extension. Once you install it, you will be able to see that the status as installed.

Show Robotics Toolbox

To enable the Robotics toolbox, go to the following:

Project --> Properties --> Extensions

and click the Robotics toolbox.

The Robotics toolbox will then be visible in the main toolbox to be used in your model.

You can follow the page Robotics for further information.

Creating Your First Robotics Project

Create a new project in FlexRule Designer.

Create a General Flow File.

Install the Robotics extension.

Open Google.xml and define a variable to hold the browser instance.

  • Direction: Local
  • Name: Browser

Add a start node.

Add a Navigate To node.
You can simply close any pop-up windows like this one as we will be editing the properties later.

Click on the Navigate To node and edit the properties.

  • Uri (The site you want to navigate to): https://www.google.com/
  • Browser Type: Chrome
  • Copy Result To (This is the variable we defined in the previous step): Browser
  • Private Mode (i.e., whether it needs to be in incognito mode): False

Add a Stop node and connect all the nodes.

Now you can Run the project.

Click Yes to save the project.

You will be able to see that it navigates to Google.

Follow Robotics Commands to see the full list of Web, Windows and Excel tools that can be used in your model.

Download the sample project

Download the sample from the attachment at the end of the page.

More sample projects are available on our sample project page.

Updated on April 26, 2021

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