How to create an Agent Group from a CSV file in SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation?
Often customers want to create an agent group in a much simpler way especially in a scenario where there are more than 100 systems without too many clicks. Fortunately, SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation provides a way to create an agent group of a specific type i.e. machine or login (but not combined) using a CSV file.
Step 1: Open an excel file and save it as a .csv file.
Step 2: Now edit the file as required as shown below.
The column contains multiple fields as shown in line A1 namely:
ID, ID_PARENT (Parent ID), NAME (Name of the Machine), LABEL (Label of the Machine), ITEM_TYPE (Machine or Login or Group)
The above example is shown for the Agent Group of type machine.
Observe line A3, A4 & A5. The ID of A3 is provided as the parent (ID_PARENT) for A4 & A5. Thus creating 2 machines under the First group.
Similarly, it is also possible to create subgroups.
Observe line A6 & A7. The ID of A6 is provided as the parent (ID_PARENT) for A7. Thus, creating a group ‘Sub Group’ under ‘Second group’.
Step 3: Go to the dropdown icon next to the Agents tab and select Agent groups.
Step 4: Click New agent group
Step 5: Enter a name for your agent group (max. 256 characters).
Step 6: Browse and upload the CSV file as shown above.
Step 7: Choose the type of agent group. In this case, let us choose Machine.
Step 8: Click Create.
The final output looks as follows.
The same procedure could be followed for Login type as well by replacing the ITEM_TYPE as login.
Note: An agent group CSV can only contain items of type machine or login but not both, in addition to group.