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The present section is aimed to share knowledge and experience with the Intelligent Automation Cloud Express/Business users and provides some useful hints to use in their automation tasks.
Checking your product version
You can check your Intelligent Automation Cloud version via Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. See the example below.
Using Windows Shortcuts for desktop automation
Basic shortcuts used for Windows and Windows applications can be used for automating the same actions in Studio. For basic keyboard shortcuts, refer to Keyboard Shortcuts for Automation.
Using XPaths for web automation
Opening downloaded recording
Getting values from lists and tables
Lists and tables are needed to do the same set of actions for all their items (rows or columns) that can be set up as Recorder variables. A value of each list or table element can be retrieved using the element's index. See more in Recorder Variables.
Getting object value from Windows application
Finding Excel cell coordinates based on cell text
To get the coordinates of a particular cell, use a custom action. The coordinates of an Excel cell are kept in the
Splitting Business Process in Bot Tasks
It can be hard to maintain and update a complex business workflow in a single Bot Task. As a solution, we recommend splitting complicated Business Processes in several smaller Bot Tasks, i.e. automate each Bot Task separately, and then combine in a single Business Process. Refer to How to Split Business Process in Tasks.
Splitting data in the middle of Business Process
There are cases when data records for some of Business Process steps cannot be available before the Business Process starts. In this case, it is recommended to split data in the middle of the Business Process. To do that, you can use a special Bot Form (ETL task). See more in Split Data Between Bot Tasks.