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Best Practice for Transitioning Objects/Processes from IE to Google Chrome

  • 1.  Best Practice for Transitioning Objects/Processes from IE to Google Chrome

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi there,

    I am currently part of a team looking to transition all of our existing processes that currently run using IE over to Google Chrome before the IE EoL deadline later this year. We currently have around 2200 IE elements in all of our objects. We are not intending to make the switch to Chrome immediately - this will be a gradual transition where processes are switched over one by one, and so we need to keep all of our IE objects intact until such a time that there are 0 IE processes left using these shared objects.

    We have looked at duplicating every object we have, however as we have upwards of 200 IE objects currently in use this would result in a lot of clutter and make the environment very hard to manage - although this is not something we are discounting as a last resort

    It is possible to change the application type to Chrome in the application modeller, and add in new Chrome elements alongside existing IE elements. This has been tested with one object being capable of both attaching to and interacting with Chrome and IE windows in the same page. My intention was to include a choice stage which would decide whether each object attach and carry out it's function within Chrome or IE, with the variable controlling this choice stage being passed through from the parent process.

    However, I am unsure if spying IE and Chrome objects within the same application modeller will cause issues that I can't forsee yet, and so I'm looking for clarity on whether anyone else has had success using a similar method, or if anyone else has any tips on how to make mass re-spying of objects from IE to Chrome as easy as possible. How have you dealt with your transition?

    Marc Moran
    Senior Process Automation Officer
    Renfrewshire Council

  • 2.  RE: Best Practice for Transitioning Objects/Processes from IE to Google Chrome

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Marc,

    Not sure if you have referenced to this tool from DX portal :

    It is community supported but worth you spending time to try it out.


    Henry Li

  • 3.  RE: Best Practice for Transitioning Objects/Processes from IE to Google Chrome

    Posted 10 days ago
    I cannot say that I've put a process into production with elements from two different application types, but in the testing I've done there appears to be no issues. The only thing to workaround is that you have to constantly keep switching the application model to use a different application type (IE vs Chrome vs Win32 etc.) in order to make updates to the application model.

    I suspect you'll find it works, but of course (and I'm sure you would have already) it is a good idea to do a proof of concept on a single process/object first to verify the concept works, put it into SIT/UAT, and then into Prod all before you start changing any other object.

    Dave Morris
    Cano Ai
    Atlanta, GA

  • 4.  RE: Best Practice for Transitioning Objects/Processes from IE to Google Chrome

    Posted 6 days ago
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    Hi Marc,

    I was the lead on a project to convert Over 40 business objects from IE to Chrome last year and developed my own conversion utility and Analytics Tiles to visualize the progress. See attached file.

    first I would recommend you get onto the latest BP version - I worked with them to improve the chrome extension through versions 6,8 and 6,9.  It is better with every version but still not totally bug free in 6,10.

    If I understand correctly what you are asking I don't think you can run IE and Chrome from the same object. You will be better advised converting IE to a chrome version, renaming the IE version and renaming the chrome version to the old IE version. This way there is no process changes necessary.

    As above there is a xoncerdion utility online on the DX and you csn download my report on DX to Get snnoverview of the scope of the project. Search for chrome on DX - author is Ren Røros.

    good luck and reach out if you need more assistance.

    Peter Lacken

    Ren Røros Intelligent Automation


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