Using Regular Expressions with Automation Anywhere

Regular expressions are a powerful technique for pattern matching and data extraction.  The idea behind a regular expression is to describe a rule for examining a piece of text and asking, "Does this piece of text conform to a pattern?".  For[…]

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Working with MongoDB

In some recent videos, I found myself working with creating DLLs for use in MetaBots and saving state in file systems for later retrieval.  Thinking about the story some more, I felt that writing to files would work, but writing the state to a[…]

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Saving State

When a task executes, it starts from nothing and performs commands until it completes.  The notion that it "starts from nothing" is the one we want to examine.  This means that when a new task comes into existence there is no pre-existing state[…]

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Slow web pages

Consider automation a web page.  We might have a task that enters some text in an input field and clicks on a submission button.  Our expectation is that what happens next is that a new web page is presented and we enter some new information[…]