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The present section is aimed to share knowledge and experience with the RPA Express users and provides some useful hints to use in their automation tasks.

WorkFusion Studio

Shortcuts for desktop automation

Basic shortcuts used for Windows and Windows applications can be used for automating the same actions in WorkFusion Studio.

For a Bot to use shortcuts, use the Keystrokes action in Actions Library.

 See details

To learn more, go to Keyboard. For basic keyboard shortcuts, refer to Using Keyboard Shortcuts for Automation.

XPaths for web automation

XPath is a quick way to an element on a web page that enables to search the page top to bottom looking for elements that match the criteria defined in the expression. XPaths are described in XPath Guide.

You use XPaths for web automation in the Web actions.

 See details

Refer to the Web actions in Actions Library to apply XPaths in WorkFusion Studio.

Opening downloaded recording

On downloading a recording from the forum or here in the documentation, you have to open it to execute a bot workflow or just view the recording structure.

To view a recording you downloaded, you should add it to your project folder.

 See details

To see how to do that, refer to Adding Recording in the Use RPA Recorder section.

Getting values from lists and tables

Lists and tables are needed when you have to do the same set of actions for all their items (rows or columns). These can be set up as Recorder variables.

A value of each list or table element can be retrieved using the element's index.

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Getting object value from Windows application

To perform actions in any desktop application, Bot has to find particular elements to interact with. These are identified by selectors.

Object values are retrieved with the help of Inspector.

 See details

There are several ways to do that. To view scenarios, follow the link.

Control Tower

Splitting Business Process in Bot Tasks

If you automate a complex business workflow in a single recording/Bot Task, it can be hard to maintain and update.

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.

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Splitting data in the middle of Business Process

There are cases when data records for some of Business Process steps can be provided during execution of automation workflow only, and not available before the Business Process starts.

In this case, it is recommended to split data in the middle of the Business Process.

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To do that, you can use a special Bot Form (ETL task). See more in Split Data Between Bot Tasks.

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