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SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0 – Outlook Demo

In this blog post you will get a first introduction into the new Outlook SDK for the Cloud Studio of SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0 and you will learn how to build an automation for MS Outlook.

Content of the Demo

Build the Outlook Automation in the Cloud Studio

The Automation in this demo can search for e-mails with specified search criteria to store the attachments in local folders. You learn how to use different activities from the Outlook SDK.

Test the automation

At the end of the demo the Automation will be tested and you get a first impression of the new debugger timeline.

Step-by-Step Introduction

In the screenshot below you can see the final flow of the Automation.

To explain the necessary steps to create this Automation I tried this time a different way and created the step-by-step instruction as a video clip.

Conclusion

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    • Hi Dipankar,

      you have to wait until Wednesday (December 3) then we activate the Cloud Studio in the trial and we provide a new Desktop Studio. In both you will find the pdf sdk. I would suggest to work with the Cloud Studio.

      Br,

      Peter

  • Hi Peter Engel - Thanks for the nice descriptive video. What came to my mind is: how about getting a small checkbox to indicate to search only from the UNREAD emails to fasten the process?

    Anyway, excited to try it out as soon as it comes out..

  • Thanks Peter Engel

    Great demo. Making it a video clip was also a good idea. Made it much easier to understand.

    I am brand new(1-2months) in the SAP Intelligent RPA world, reading up, trying 2 scenarios in Desktop Studio etc etc. It was a very time consuming learning experience, but I think getting some experience on Desktop Studio makes me appreciate the Cloud Studio even more and it is actually fun working with it. So thumbs up for LCNC.

    After going through your demo and actually getting it to work, not without a few retries and do overs, I must say, all the excitement and the few weeks(for me) waiting for it was worth it..

    Thanks again

    Werner

     

  • Hi Peter Engel,

    Thank you for tutorial video. It's a really good video to understand most of the outlook features.

    Could you please help me to understand;

    How to send Custom Emails such as I would like to add HTML body message(specially mailto with a button) to my mail. Like;

    <p> Test message </p><p> <a href="mailto:MyEmail@adress.com.tr?subject=Request Approved &body=Hi, irfan">Approve </a> <a href="mailto:MyEmail@adress.com.tr?subject=Request Rejected &body=Hi, irfan">Reject </a></p><p>The link will only work if you click.</p>

     

    Thank you for your help,

    Best Regards.

    • Hi Irfan,

      to set a html body will be released with the 2103 version of the outlook SDK (of course this is a planned delivery date).

       

      Br,

      Peter

        • Hi,

          new versions will be normally released on the last weekend of a month.

          2103 will be March 28, 2021.

          There is no beta version or pre delivery available.

          Br,

          Peter

  • Hi Peter Engel,

    Thank you for the tutorial video. Is there a feature to send an email on where you can define the sender of the email?

     

    Regards,

    Jeorge

     

    • Hi Jeorge,

      yes, there is also an activity called "Send Email (Outlook)" where you can define the mail.

      You can fill every field with fix values or variables.

      Br,

      Peter

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      • Hi Peter,

        Thank you for the response.

        I already used that activity and there is no sender email address parameter (From:).

        The default sender is the one that was logged in to the outlook.

        Is there a separate parameter to define the Sender email address?

         

        Regards,

        Jeorge

        • Hi,

          Unfortunately this is not possible with the Cloud Studio in the moment. We are investigating when we can add this parameter.

          Br,

          Peter

  • Hi Peter,

    Thank you for the information. I hope you can add that one since mostly in unattended mode, we

    are sending notification email that the task was completed using different sender email address not the address that was logged in to the virtual desktop.

     

    Regards,

    Jeorge

  • Hi Peter,

    Using the search email, How to add search criteria for subject as element. I tried it for two criteria using 'And' 'OR' logic operator. See sample on the image but they get only one email.

     

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  • Hi peter

     

    I'm tryign to set a criteria like, "if the email was opened, don´t take it, just take the unread e-mails"

     

    How can i do that? I try to use the crieria IsRead but don't work it

    Thanks!

  • Hi Peter Engel ,

     

    Thanks for the video. I am playing around with RPA, these are my early days with this application. I am trying to build an automation for Outlook. However i could not select it under 'Applications'. When i hover over i see the message 'This automation can't be used because it is the current automation'. How do i select it ?. Thanks !!