Workflow Inspector

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Updated: September 24th, 2020

Published: August 26th, 2019

Downloads: 1712

Language compatibility: Visual Basic

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Workflow Inspector

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Summary: 

A tool for evaluating UiPath Studio projects according to the best practices of workflow development.

Guaranteeing the quality of workflows in an RPA implementation project can directly impact its success. Although experienced developers and practices like peer-reviewing can improve the quality of workflows created, having an automated way to inspect many XAML files can be helpful to do a preliminary automatic evaluation.

This creates the need for a tool that can aid RPA Developers and Solution Architects in the process of workflow review, checking whether most commonly used development best practices are being followed.

In addition, since development conventions vary with each implementation project, it is essential that users of this tool can easily understand it, and that the tool itself can be more easily extended to meet the necessities and standards of each implementation.

The Workflow Inspector addresses the mentioned needs by having the following characteristics:
  • It is offered as a regular UiPath Studio project, making it easy for users to understand and make modifications without having to learn a different programming language or tool.
  • It uses an Excel file to specify checks to be done and their configurations. This file also contains explanations about checks and suggestions for improvements, contributing to the education of developers in an RPA implementation.
  • It traverses the structure of XAML files by using XPath expressions, which is a standard to query XML and XAML documents. This provides the necessary flexibility to adapt the tool to specific needs of an implementation.
Currently, reports can be generated in English, Japanese and Korean.

Details

Benefits

- Accurate and fast reviewing of workflows.
- Assurance of compliance with best practices of workflow development.
- Immediate feedback during implementations, which can improve development skills.

Compatibility

Tested with UiPath Studio 2018.2.6, UiPath Studio 2019.4 and UiPath Studio 2019.10.

Dependencies

Microsoft Excel (for report generation)

Resources

- Workflow Inspector Manual - JA.pdf
- Workflow Inspector Manual.pdf

Licensing

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