Questions and answers on integration Pack

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Questions and answers on integration Pack
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:02:00 PM »
1.What is Integration Pack in Automation Anywhere?

The Automation Anywhere Integration Pack saves time and money on repetitive tasks. It increases process reliability and speed while diminishing human errors. The Integration Pack is one of the category of commands in Task editor.  It provides drag and drop functionality for integration in Task editor. User can bring resources from one application to another in order to automate the particular process.

Integration Pack includes the following features in Task editor to automate the processes

  1. App Integration command
  2. OCR command
  3. Email Automation command
  4. Terminal Emulator command
  5. Sentiment Bot command
  6. PDF Integration command


2.What is App Integration?

Use this command to integrate application with your automated task and capture text data. Automation Anywhere makes it easy for you to integrate any application with your automated tasks using simple drag-and-drop operations. The App Integration command supports a large number of applications , including Java and Windows applications.


3.What are the Sub-Commands available in App Integration?

The App Integration Command provides the following sub-commands:
  • Browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
  • DOS command prompts
  • ava applications
  • Java Applets
  • Telnet Unix Shell
  • Windows Applications
  • Other


4.What is OCR?

OCR(Optical Character Recognition) is a common technology for reading an image as a text file. Use this command to capture an image or picture, convert it to text, and transfer the data to another application. There are two OCR engines available in Automation Anywhere

  1. TOCR (Tesseract OCR)
  2. MODI (Microsoft Office Document Imaging)

User should specify the OCR engine either TOCR or MODI to work with OCR.

NOTE: By default MODI is selected . However, TOCR will be default engine, if both installed.


5.What are the System requirements to use OCR command in AA?

  1. The OCR command requires that Microsoft Office 2003 or later be installed on the computer
  2. For Microsoft Office 2007, ensure that the sub-component “Scanning, OCR, Indexing Service Filter” (under Microsoft Office Document Imaging) is selected during installation.
  3. If using Microsoft Office 2010 and above, you will be required to install the MODI component separately.
  4. Since TOCR is a third party component, ensure it is installed separately.

NOTE: More than one OCR engine is installed to your system, it is recommended that you select the relevant OCR engine to ensure your existing tasks run fine.


6.Explain about Sub-Commands in OCR?

The OCR command provides the following sub-commands:
  • Capture Window- Use this command to specify an application window as an image.
  • Capture Area- Use this command to capture a specific area of an application window
  • Capture Image by Path- Use this command when text that you want to capture is contained in an image that is stored on your local computer or network drive. Specify a path name by typing it or browsing to the path
  • Capture image by URL- Use this command to capture an image located on a website URL.


7.What I can automate using Email Automation command?

You can use the Email Automation command to intelligently automate your mail server functions and handle incoming emails messages. Specifically, you can automate the following activities:
  1. Manage your incoming email messages and download attachments to specific folders.
  2. Clear unwanted email messages.
  3. Communicate with your mail server and monitor email activity.
  4. Extract email data (such as Subject, Message, From: , To: , CC: and attachments) to applications (Excel, Word, Notepad, and others) or     folders on your computer.
  5. Select either IMAP or POP3 servers.
  6. Organize email messages while downloading them, based on status (All, Read, and Unread).
  7. Select either HTML  and Plain text formats for your email messages.


8.What are the Sub-Commands available under Email Automation Command?

Email Automation command provides following sub-commands:
  • Get All Messages- Use this command to download all incoming email messages from the mail server to a specified folder on your computer.
  • Delete All Messages- Use this command to delete all email messages from mail server.
  • Delete Message Command- Use this command to delete the most recent email message from the Inbox. Use a LOOP command with the Email Automation command.

9.What is Terminal Emulator Command in AA?

Access and control default, DOS-based actions of remote terminals with Terminal Emulator command. Issue DOS commands - dir, ipconfig , copy, and recover etc. Also, transfer the exact state of an application between tasks to optimize your automation logic.


10.Give a brief explanation about Sub-Commands under Terminal Emulator?
  • Connect- Use this command to remotely connect to a terminal by specifying connection details  for any of the terminal types:
          1. ANSI
          2. VT100
          3. TN3270
          4. TN5250
  • Disconnect- Use this command to disconnect from an existing terminal connection.
  • Send Text- Use this command to specify text and send that text to the terminal. You can also send encrypted text by selecting the Encrypt Text check box.
  • Get Text- Use this command to receive text from the terminal. The user can select following options:
          1. Last Line
          2. All Lines
          3. Line From-To
          4. Lines With Column Range
  • Set Field- Use this command to set field either by Index or Name for the terminal types TN3270 and TN5250. Setting data through field for such type of terminals enhances automation for them.
  • Get Field- Use this command to get a field value by Index or Name and assign it to a variable for the terminal types TN3270 and TN5250.
  • Get All Fields- Use this command to get value of all fields and assign them to array variables for the terminal types TN3270 and TN5250.
  • Wait- Use this command to insert a Wait command. Inserting a Wait command helps you to automate and trigger another action in your automated task based on the terminal status.
  • Control- Use this command to control how the terminal is viewed.


11.What is the purpose of PDF Integration Command?

The Automation Anywhere PDF Integration command takes process automation to a new level. PDF files are pervasive on the web, in email, and across all sizes and shapes of business. It's become critical to automate routine tasks that involve manipulating and uploading these documents to databases, websites, and other repositories.

All sub-commands provide an option for overwriting existing output files. If you check the Overwrite check box, and the file name exists, the file is overwritten.

NOTE: It is recommended to User use variables with the command as many fields support variables.



12.Explain Sub-Commands of PDF integration Command?
  • PDF to Image- Use this command to create separate images for each page of a PDF file.
  • Extract From Fields- Use this command to extract all form field data and selected text to variables.
  • Extract Text- Use this command to extract text from a PDF to a text file.
  • Merge documents- Use this command to merge selected PDF documents into a single PDF file. Both encrypted and unencrypted PDFs are supported.
  • Split Document- Use this command to split a PDF file.
  • Encrypt Document-Use this command to encrypt PDF documents and grant permissions to users.
  • Decrypt Document- Use this command to decrypt a PDF document that was previously encrypted
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