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Are Blue Prism Releases backward compatible

  • 1.  Are Blue Prism Releases backward compatible

    Posted 11-01-2019 13:55
    I create a Blue Prism release using BP version 6.6 and send it up the stack of environments which has Blue Prism version 6.3. Importing the release to 6.3 is not showing any actions etc..

    Are Blue prism release backwards compatible? If not what would be other options without upgrading as I have existing process in Blue Prism 6.3 prod environment.

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    Sreekanth Narra
    Software Developer
    Virginia Department of Transportation
    America/New_York
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  • 2.  RE: Are Blue Prism Releases backward compatible

    Posted 11-01-2019 14:28
    Running processes from 6.3 on 6.6 should mostly work, except for some subtle changes maybe. The only one that comes to my mind is handling of queue retries logic on session end, which was changed in 6.5 and reverted in 6.5.1 I think. 

    Importing processes from higher versions to a lower ones might work, but obviously not gauranteed - there are new features that is not supported in previous versions.
    I think 6.6 also introduced some changes in xml format, you can probably find it in release notes.

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    Andrey Kudinov
    Project Manager
    MobileTelesystems PJSC
    Europe/Moscow
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  • 3.  RE: Are Blue Prism Releases backward compatible

    Posted 11-01-2019 20:14
    Thanks for the Response Andrey
    I will look into the release XML format for v6.6.
    I am able to release a process created in v6.6 to v6.3. When we open the process in v6.3 the canvas is messed up with all the actions and data items overlapping on eachother. We were able to rearrange and run the process successfully.

    Note: We used the VBO's which are available in v6.3.

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    Sreekanth Narra
    Software Developer
    Virginia Department of Transportation
    America/New_York
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  • 4.  RE: Are Blue Prism Releases backward compatible

    Posted 02-26-2020 10:33
    Hi Sreekanth one way to make the release backword compatable is to replace the below in release file of Version 6.6 
    <display x="-195" y="-105" w="150" h="90" />

    with the below to be compatable with the V6.5

    <displayx>-195</displayx>
    <displayy>105</displayy>
    <displaywidth>150</displaywidth>
    <displayheight>90</displayheight>

    You can create the object to get the string "<display x="-195" y="-105" w="150" h="90" />" and read x,y,w,h values and replace string as below 

    <displayx>-195</displayx>
    <displayy>105</displayy>
    <displaywidth>150</displaywidth>
    <displayheight>90</displayheight>

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    Subramanyam Reddy Jeepalem
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  • 5.  RE: Are Blue Prism Releases backward compatible

    Posted 02-28-2020 07:23
    The change in XML is the reason you may not be seeing anything. or in other words, having all the actions stacked on one another.
    Just click on any action u see.. and drag it outwards, you will see the other ones  :)

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    Vivek Goel
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