OIC and Blue Prism RPA by Niall Commiskey

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I downloaded the BluePrism trial this morning, along with a set of 10 beginner labs they make available online.

Blue Prism Design Time

The focus of this post is not on how to design automations with Blue Prism; the 10 labs do a great job of that. The focus here is on how to invoke such from OIC.

I will use the following process as an example – this is actually Lab4  Blue Prism offers a rich set of process design actions –

Some of these have been used to add robustness to the process model, very important for mission critical automations.

The process shown above is very simple – it opens the Blue Prism website in InternetExplorer and searches for a specific topic – e.g. Coca Cola

So it is doing the following, from an automation perspective –

1. open the page in IE

2. enter data – the search string – in the search box

3. press the search button.

I test this within the Blue Prism Design Studio and it works fine. The search value – Coca Cola – is hard coded, as you can see in the Data Items block above.

Now say I want to expose this functionality as a service – I will then need to define an input variable for the search string. This can be easily defined in the Start action. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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