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   Release notes for the official ARGOS LABS releases. Each release note will tell you what’s new in each version, and will also describe any backwards-incompatible changes made in that version. These release notes summarize the new features, resolved and known issues, and compatibility. Need help? Contact to tech@argos-labs.com

  • 'Scenario Studio'(a.k.a 'STU') is a build tool for a RPA bot.
  • 'Process Automation Module(a.k.a 'PAM') is a software agent to run a bot.



IMPORTANT NOTE

If you are updating from a version earlier than R19.0513, please do not use STU immediately after the update and restart STU completely and update to PAM as follows.

  1. Close the sign-in window to end STU execution
  2. Terminate 'STU Launcher' from Tray menu
  3. Restart STU
  4. Update a PAM if you see the update pop-up
  5. Enjoy RPA life with new STU & PAM !

Thanks


Latest Version


  • STU: R19.1114 

  • PAM: R19.1114 





Release Notes



New Features


  • ADDED  Mouse Triple click ( Select entire sentence ) to 'Windows Object" 


Changes


  • CHANGED Changed to the latest version of plugin management module (aka 'PPM')
  • CHANGED 'ARGOS RPA Service Tray' (aka 'PAM') registered as 'Auto started application' and always running for 'On-Demand by CHIEF'
  • CHANGED Remove 'Watcher service' from PAM tray menu
  • CHANGED In 'Excel Advance', 'Variable for file' changed to 'Filepath variable (required)'


Fixes


  • FIXED In "File / Folder OP", an error that occurred when only 'Source File / Fol ...' was specified in the 'remove' option and 'Targer File / Folder' was not specified.
  • FIXED an error caused by incorrectly using 'UserParams' message name as a variable name
  • FIXED an error that the input value will be unusable when the 'Value' of 'TextInput' or 'Parameter' of 'HtmlAction' is encrypted 

New Features


  • ADDED  Mouse Triple click ( Select entire sentence )




Changes


  • CHANGED 'Skip' icon moved under '?' .
  • CHANGED New UI of ‘User Params’  ( added 'Title' & 'Message'  input box )

  • CHANGED Editing a variable in ‘Set Variables
  • CHANGED New Pop-up windows - After the STU terminates unexpectedly due to a crash, 
  • CHANGED restarting the STU will display a popup asking if the old bot should be loaded.
                            (If you have a temporary bot file)


Fixes


  • FIXED Bug fixed: Disappearing image clip & search area box in 'Locate Image
  • FIXED  SelectWindow issue where only the taskbar area flickers without focusing when measuring schedule.

Release Notes (Previous Versions)


New Features


  • ADDED POT ( Python-to-Operation Tools on the Cloud ), Newer plugin management feature in ARGOS RPA+.

    RPA Plugins are managed on the Cloud repository. User can select plugins which they want to use their Bot. Under the new system, user can build their own Plugin and share on RPA marketplace or manage it in their private POT repository more freely.You can find all available and new plugins in 'Plugins' menu of CHIEF.

  • ADDED  Test run by Operation ( Right click on a mouse at the Operation list ).
    There are 3 options:
    • Operation Number: <Op No.>  : 'Test run' runs <Op No.> only.
    • Operation Number: <Op No.> ~ End of Step  : 'Test run' runs from <Op No.> to the end of step
    • Operation Number: <Op No.> ~ End of Scenario  : 'Test run' runs from <Op No.> to the end of scenario


  • ADDED 'XPath' to 'HTML Action'.


  • ADDED OCR image enlargement function added
  • ADDED 'First row contains column header' option to all plugin when using 'CSV' as a result type
    The first row of CSV result type is a header line by default. But, sometimes it has to be removed to use as an input data of the next operation.
    Now, user can select to use/remove the header line from the CSV results.
  • ADDED 'Send Logs' menu to 'ARGOS RPA Service Tray' menu


Changes


  • CHANGED Default location for saving scenario files to 'Documents' ( previously %appdata% )
  • CHANGED Variable selection combo box to remain unselected
  • CHANGED Whenever the plugin result processing type is changed, the variable selection is initialized.
  • CHANGED The default extension JSON has been changed to BOT when saving bots to local disk. BOT is an all-in-one file containing scenario files and screenshot images.


Fixed

  •  FIXED A problem that sometimes the item list can not be updated when moving the step
  •  FIXED Terminate all child processes of PAM when 'Test Run' ends

New Features


  • ADDED Sending a STU log to Tech Support via E-Mail or from the launcher menu.

    MethodHow to SendDescription
    via E-Mail

    "Help > tech@argos-labs.com" in Top menu


    User must have an e-mail client that sends e-mail, such as Outlook. A new e-mail message editor window appears with the log file attached.

    From Launcher

    1) Click the right button of mouse on the Launcher icon,

    2) Choose 'Send Logs'

    3) Select a date you want to send
    (A date where the log file exists is displayed as Bold)

    4) Click 'Send logs'.


    The log file will be sent to the log collection server directly and will be notified to Tech Support for further analysis.


Changes


  • CHANGED Removed the default 0.5 sec pre-operation delay in Delay action.
  • CHANGED Reduced the file size 30% and above when saving bots.
  • CHANGED 'Movie' menu moved under 'Help' and links to new movie library.
  • CHANGED "Open RPA supervisor page" to "Supervisor" in 'Help


Fixed


  • FIXED User can control the inter-character delay by using 'TypeText inter-character delay' value of PAM in 'Text Input' action. If the default value (100 ms) of 'Text Input' is not fit in your bot, you can control the text typing speed by using increase or decrease the delay.
  • FIXED Even if the STU Launcher is terminated, child processes still remain.
  • FIXED SelectWindow could not move a focus on 'CMD (prompt window)'.

New Features



  • ADDED Mobile CHIEF (Android App) released. You can download from Google Play store. IOS version is also coming soon.

  • To download, click here, 'ARGOS CHIEF '.

    ARGOS CHIEF provides:

    - Real-time monitoring – Provides Active and Completed Bots(Live Status)
    - Bot analytics – For higher Bot utilization & efficiency
    - Cloud or Premises
    - Bot Schedule management 
    - Log activity management
    - Alarms management

  • ADDED  'Search keyword'  in Top menu bar. You can search a keyword related documents from Wiki.
  • ADDED  'Benny's Secret Function (aka BSF)' added under 'Help'. It explains a variable system of ARGOS RPA+.


Changes


  • CHANGED Renew the code signing certificated. If you install from the scratch, please, read this, '"What is 'Windows Protected your PC' message?".
  • CHANGED the progress popup UI when starting STU. Also, the starting message has been further refined to 'Initializing' and 'Downloading Plugin'.



Fixed


STU

  • FIXED  an invisible problem when private plugin property values were saved and loaded
  • FIXED 'Object...' related error when saving without 'STEP' selection

New Features


  • ADDED New actions by Plug-in
Action NameICONGuideDescriptions
Window Object

  • find a specific windows object and do 'click' on that object.
    Its operation is very simlilar to `SelectWindow`,
    but this is more useful when images or object location to be compared often change.
GoTo


  • Unconditional Go To
  • Jump to the specific Step and Operation
String Manipulation

  • Find/Relace/Split a word in a string or a text file with `Regular Expression`
  • Support operations: Find, Replace, and Split
Web Extract

  • scrap(extract) the web contents.
Data Conv

  • convert a file format among JSON, XML, CSV.
  • Supports CSV-to-TSV, CSV-to-_SV, JSON-to-XML, XML-to-JSON
  • csv2tsv: converts CSV to TSV (Tab-separated values) format
  • csv2_sv: converts CSV to a character separated values which you specify as 'Target separator'
  • json2xml / xml2json: converts JSON to XML format or vice versa



New Features


  • ADDED  New actions by Plug-in - TTS, File Monitor, File/Folder Op, SSH Command 
Action NameICONGuideDescriptions
Text to Speech

  • Text-To-Speech Support using Google TTS engine
File Monitor

  • Monitor the status changes of folder by file operations such like create/delete/move.
    This is used to create a workflow that is triggered by file creation.
  • Get a file list and iterate process each file
    This is used to create a list of files, and use 'Repeat' to iterate through the files in the list.
File/Folder Op

  • Operation target: file or folder
  • Available operations: copy / move / remove
  • All operations include subfolders by default.
  • Advanced options:
    • Preserve: This will preserve the timestamp of source file/folder while copying / moving.
    • Symlink:
    • Update: This will overwrite when the timestamp of source file/folder is newer than destination
SSH Command

  • Connect to a *nix server using SSH
  • Run a simple CLI command and get the results
  • The returned results can be saved as an Array variable, and used in next operations.


ARGOS STU

  • ADDED PAM update check right after STU update
  • ADDED New stop hot-key (CTRL+ALT+C) for the “Auto Recording
  • ADDED Default bot file name when saving bot. 
  • ADDED New ‘Import Step’ under 'File' menu. This is used to copy a bot from another one.
  • ADDED New ‘SKIP’ operation.
                            Replacement for the DISABLED stamp / new icon & color, multiple operation selection support.


ARGOS CHIEF

  • ADDED  ‘search keyword filter’ to ‘Schedule’, ‘Scenario-PAM status’, and ‘Job History’ in dashboard.


Changes


  • CHANGED  In ‘Scenario’ menu, ‘Update date’ is the default order.

New Features

  • ADDED 'CompareValues' action (if-then-else)

                - compare to return values or user variables and jump to another Operation or Step. 

  • ADDED  'Paste' option in 'TextInput' action
           
    - Mark on 'Check box' to use 'Paste' action.

               
  • ADDED Improved'Excel Advanced' action 
        - Added 'n x n'  selection & can use an excel formula 

    You can run in background mode without real MS Excel installation. 
    'Excel' action runs on OS X, Linux, also.

        (ex)  n x n data range selection, n x n data reverse, read/write from/to CSV format.

    MS Excel is still needed when a user wants to use 'Excel formula'.
    To support 'Excel formula', we need more time. For now, we have a half solution.

    ※ New Options
       - sheet: Name of the sheet to read (Default: the last saved-active-sheet is selected)
       - range: the range to read
       - reverse: redirect (convert vertical data to landscape)
          
      - big: All data in the selected sheet (not available with reverse option at the same time)
      - write: the file path to write to
      - write_sheet: the name of the sheet to write (Default: Sheet1)
      - write_cell: cell start position to write (Default: A1)

     

  • ADDED  Japanese language pack renewal
  • ADDED  'Rossum' API Support


ARGOS STU

  • CHANGED 'Excel' to 'Excel Basics'
  • DROPPED The 'User Module' obsoleted by the plugin system

ARGOS PAM

  • CHANGED Re-fixed duplicate line feed when pasting using 'TextInput'. 
  • CHANGED Improved 'JSON Select' to select a data 

New Features
  • ADDED SQL support: MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle
  • ADDED ‘REST API’ action for RESTful API support.
    User can integrate their bot with various external REST API servers.
  • ADDED ‘JumptoStep’ to ‘Verifications’ group and ‘Dialogue’ action.
    With the ability to jump between steps, users can design workflow more freely.
  • ADDED ‘JSON Select’ for JSON data format support of SQL, REST API actions


ARGOS PAM

  • FIXED Removed the duplicate Line Feed when pasting sentences using ‘TextInput’
  • FIXED An issue where the value of 'UserVariable' could not be edited in TextInput.
    User can add(edit) an index to the array variable.
    ex) Original value ‘{{Global.second}}’ could be re-written like ‘{{Global.second.index}}’ to specify the index of array variable.

ARGOS STU

  • CHANGED Version mismatch alert type between PAM and STU from a countdown pop-up to a simple information popup.
    User can close the window more faster.

ARGOS PAM

  • FIXED: RunProgram fails to execute if the file path contains more than one space.
  • FIXED: Run OpenBrowser chrome with actual chrome's language settings.
                           ( Bug fixed - The language in the field when accessing the site is displayed in a different language from the scenario. )
  • FIXED: Fixed to save a file with .xlsx extension in 'My Document'
                            when specifying only filename instead of writing full path to file name when do 'write' operation in Excel.
                            ( ex ) filename.xlsx
  • CHANGED: Improved 'Excel' action performance 
                            When read / write, the method of opening and processing the Excel file for each item in the Excel operation is opened and processed once.
  • CHANGED: When you run Excel Read, the cell reads as the formatted value.
                          If formatting is applied to the cell at the time of Excel Read, it is corrected to read the formatted value.
                         ( ex )  Displayed cell value: 100 (format: %) => 'Read' as '100%'


'R19.0226' is the public release name.

Previous being used 'R19.0218' is the alpha version for internal testing.

ARGOS STU

  • Package name: R19.0226.10
  • CHANGED the links of 'Movie' menu
  • CHANGED 'Sign-In' screen from IE to Chrome
  • CHANGED 'Main menu'
Details...
MenuStatusDesc
ScenarioRemoved
  • Changed 'User variables setting' to 'User variables in Scenario' and moved it to 'Settings' menu
ToolsRemoved
  • Moved the Recored related sub-menus to 'RUN' menu
  • Moved 'Options / SMTP' to 'Settings' menu
HelpNew
  • Added 'About ScenarioStudio' to check out the current version easily
  • CHANGED 'Test run' to run in user-specific folder
  • ADDED License checking logic in the closed network environment (On-Prem Only)

ARGOS PAM

  • Package name: R19.0218
  • CHANGED Dropped 'Administration' permission for running PAM
  • CHANGED a schedule time based on UTC
  • CHANGED 'Test run' results file location to user-specific folder
  • CHANGED 'TextMatch' to use a variable at 'text' parameter
  • CHANGED SendEmail, If you specify a folder in the attachment, the file in the folder will be attached. (not included a sub folder)
  • CHANGED a mouse button action when LEFT-RIGHT button setup is swapped 
  • FIXED a schedule time calcuration logic 
  • FIXED 'SelectWindow' title would fail when it contained a regular expression symbol (ex. +).
  • FIXED a bug where SendEmail contained a blank address if there was a semicolon (;) at the end of the email recipient.


Common


  • Changed the specific version name format: R18.<release date>

ARGOS STU


Changes

  • Click action integrated with SelectWindow
  • Changed the default delay to 500ms between actions.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug of TypeKeys (interval time issue)
  • Fixed a bug where Repeat action behavior would run once when the time exceeded 32768 seconds.
  • Fixed the problem that the item is specified incorrectly when using goto in Dialogue event (jump, backjump not yet developed)"
  • Fixed theme related UI issues

ARGOS STU


Fixed

  • Crash due to 'Shortcut Key' event hooking 
  • Fixed an error when adding an new Action to an older scenario with no Item name

Common


changes

  • Add TextMatch verification function
  • Index can be used in LocateImage - image index
  • Index can be used in LocateImage - Loop matching image

ARGOS STU


New Features

  • Enhanced Excel Action
  • Ability to use Scenario Studio as license file without login (for on-Prem or closed network)

ARGOS Chief


Changes

  • Modify license purchase / authentication / activation function

How to update STU & PAM

How to update of STU & PAM


  1. Run STU 

    If your STU (Scenario Studio) is running, please, stop it including 'Scenario Studio Launcher' in tray menu.

  2. Do update of STU when shows up a popup

    About STU updating, it will takes about 2~3 min to create a runtime environment in your PC at first run.

  3. Do update of STU when shows up a popup.
    If the sign-up windows of STU appears, please, close it first and terminate STU launcher at tray menu.

  4. Check out the version of STU and PAM

    Location of version information

    STU: You can find a version in 'Help > About Scenario Studio' menu.

    Or, Select 'Windows Key > Settings > App & Features' and input 'ARGOS' in the search box.

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