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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.

 

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      Author's profile photo Steven De Baerdemaeker
      Steven De Baerdemaeker

      One thing to add as additional feedback, we had an issue after saving the CSV in Excel, as Excel surrounded each line with a double quote.

      After removing the double quotes, we could successfully import the CSV file and create the groups.