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Runtime Resources with multiple Run time resources

  • 1.  Runtime Resources with multiple Run time resources

    Posted 01-18-2021 16:25

    Hi, I was  reading the  infrastructure reference guide  version 6.3.

    One of the section "Runtime Resources with multiple Runtime Resources" it was mentioned:

    "Each process that runs simultaneously on a single Runtime Resource must be able to successfully identify the application

    (s) that were launched for its use. (E.g. if there are 5 processes each using Internet Explorer, each process must be able to

    successfully identify which is the appropriate one to use)."

    I know we can identify the Process id  or child index in Launch action but does it work if we use global send keys ?



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    Harish
    RPA Developer
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  • 2.  RE: Runtime Resources with multiple Run time resources

    Posted 01-19-2021 05:45
    I think you'd have to make sure the target window was in focus for GSK to work, otherwise the keys could hit the wrong window. Think of GSK as typing on the keyboard with your eyes shut - if the cursor is in the right place it will work, but if the cursor is elsewhere, your typing will go astray.

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    John Carter
    Professional Services
    Blue Prism
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  • 3.  RE: Runtime Resources with multiple Run time resources

    Posted 01-19-2021 09:38
    Hi,

    You can create simple code action which returns the process you start ID for later usage in attach action (there's an option to attach by process ID):


    Input parameters:
    Process Name (text)
    Arguments (text)

    Output:
    Process Id (number)

    Code (adjust if you need):
    Dim myProcess As System.Diagnostics.Process
    myProcess = new Process()
    myProcess.StartInfo.FileName = Process_Name

    If Arguments<>"" Then
    myProcess.StartInfo.Arguments = Arguments
    End If
    myProcess.Start
    myProcess.WaitForInputIdle()
    Process_Id = myProcess.ID


    It might require
    System.Diagnostics
    In the namespace imports in initialize page object properties




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    Mindaugas Breskus
    Software engineer
    Swedbank
    Europe/Vilnius
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