1. Course Introduction

Overview

UiPath is a low-code application that allows users to create robots in a drag and drop interface. This lesson will discuss the different versions of UiPath and the content covered in this course.

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Summary

  1. What is UiPath? (00:38)

    UiPath is a low code tool used to develop and deploy RPA bots through a drag and drop interface.

  2. UiPath products (01:05)

    There are two different UiPath products: Orchestrator and Studio.

    Orchestrator is an RPA management tool that allows users to manage UiPath robots in continuously executing repetitive processes on various platforms.

    Studio is the environment where users cans build out automation processes. There are two different versions of Studio: StudioX and StudioPro. StudioX is the most streamlined version of studio and is made for business users who want to create simple automation tasks. StudioPro offers more RPA specific functionality and is made for more advanced users, such as RPA developers.

  3. Course structure (02:02)

    This course is divided into two distinct halves.

    In the first half of this course prepares users for using UiPath. Here, we’ll introduce the UiPath interface, scope

    out a simple scenario, and learn how UiPath categorizes and stores data.

    The second half of the course focuses on creating a robotic process. We’ll learn how to use the Assign activity to create variables in our workflow, use the For Each activity to iterate

    through each row in our data, use the IF activity to add conditions to our workflow, and finally, run our finalized process.

Transcript

Robotic Process Automation or RPA is a growing area of importance for a variety of businesses looking to increase efficiency.

One way to think of an RPA process is as a series of rules-based tasks that are executed by a piece of software known as a robot or bot.

Previously developing and deploying bots to automate office tasks required technical knowledge and advanced coding skills. Today, we have other ways to automate office tasks. This is where UiPath comes in. So what is UiPath? UiPath is a low code tool used to develop and deploy RPA bots through a drag and drop interface. Using UiPath, almost anyone can configure a robot by specifying the rules for any given automation task. Once built, a robot developed in UiPath can be deployed to complete a variety of tasks faster and more accurately than if done manually.

There are two main UiPath products that can help us develop and manage our bots, Studio and Orchestrator.

Studio is the environment where we build our automation processes, while Orchestrator is essentially an RPA management tool.

It allows us to manage UiPath robots and continuously executing repetitive processes on various platforms. Orchestrator is beyond the scope of this course, so we won't discuss it here. Our focus will be on the different types of UiPath Studio, Studio X and Studio Pro. Studio X is the most streamlined version of Studio and is made for business users who want to create simple automation tasks.

Studio Pro offers more RPA specific functionality and is made for more advanced users, such as RPA developers.

This is the version that we'll use.

In this course, we'll learn how to create a simple RPA process with UiPath. In the first half of this course, we'll introduce the UiPath interface, scope out a simple scenario and learn how UiPath categorizes and stores data.

In the second half of the course, we'll focus on creating a robotic process. We'll learn how to use the Assign activity to create variables in our workflow, use the ForEach activity to iterate through each row in our data, use the If activity to add conditions to our workflow, and finally run our finalized process.

We'll start in the next lesson by learning about the UiPath interface.