SAP Build Process Automation – Screen auto capturing capability in Recorder
Hello everyone. In this blog post, I am going to explain about a new feature in the recorder – Auto capturing of screens.
In earlier versions of the recorder, when the screen changes in the application, the recorder shows a capture hint. This reminds the user to capture a screen. After that the user clicks on the camera icon to capture a screen. Now, the recorder is enhanced such that, as and when any screen changes are detected, it automatically initiates the capture and captures the screen. This enhances the user experience while using the recorder.
The minimum version of Components required to use this feature
Desktop Agent: 22.214.171.124 / 3.8.45
Chrome / Edge Extension: 126.96.36.199
Here are the steps to auto capture of a screen while recording:
Open SAP Build Process automation application.
Create a new task automation project in Cloud Studio. Once the project is created, a new tab will be opened.
Choose the application to record and click “Record” button. I am using SAP GUI for Windows application to explain this feature.
Once the recorder appears, press “Record” button and screen capture is initiated. The capture mode of the recorder is shown at the top right region of the recorder.
Now I will provide a transaction code “xd01” in the SAP Easy Page which will take me to the new screen. Once a new screen appears, the recorder detects the screen change and initiates the screen capture immediately.
If the recorder encounters a screen which can be captured automatically, it changes its capture mode to automatic. Similarly, if the recorder encounters a screen which cannot be captured automatically, it changes its capture mode to manual. This behavior can be seen while recording web applications
Supported technologies and frameworks:
- Windows applications
- SAP Win GUI For Windows
- SAP Web GUI for HTML
After performing all activities in the application, stop the recording and press “Export” button to export the recorded activities to cloud studio. Once the export to cloud studio is completed, the automation is ready for execution.
We have seen how auto capture can be used to capture screens automatically while recording the applications. Please refer below resources for more information on screen auto capturing capability.