Automation Anywhere (Cloud)

With the Automation Anywhere modules in Make you can:

  • trigger a bot

  • call APIs

To get started with Automation Anywhere, create an account here.

Connect Automation Anywhere (Cloud) with Make

Note

To connect to the Automation Anywhere (Cloud) app, you must have:

  • a Bot Runner license in the Automation Anywhere Control Room

  • a default device assigned to a user in the Automation Anywhere Control Room

  1. Log in to your Make and add a module from the Automation Anywhere (Cloud) app into a Make scenario.

  2. Click Add next to the Connection field.

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  3. In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  4. In the Control Room URL field, enter your control room URL address in the http://<domain>.my.automationanywhere.digital format. This is a URL address used to access your Automation Anywhere application.

    To obtain the control room URL address, refer to Installing Control Room URL address.

  5. In the Username field, enter your account's username field.

  6. You can authenticate the Automation Anywhere account either by using API key or your account password. In the Authentication Method field, select the option and enter the value to authenticate the account.

    • In the API Key field, enter the API key generated in your account. Using API keys is a way to authenticate an application accessing the API, without referencing an actual user (for example, in the organizations that support SSO). The app adds the key to each API request, and the API can use the key to identify the application and authorize the request. Users can generate an API key in the AA control room. See how to generate the API key.

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    • In the Password field, enter your account's password.

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  7. Click Continue.

You have successfully established the connection and can now build scenarios.

Trigger a Bot

Triggers a configured bot from Automation Anywhere.

This module allows you to trigger the bot that was configured in your Automation Anywhere Control Room and execute it on the user’s default device. Only unattended automation is possible at this point.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Automation Anywhere (Cloud) account.

Action Type

Select the action type for the bot:

  • Trigger the Bot: deploys a bot on the user’s default device and doesn’t wait for the Bot execution results to proceed with the execution of the next Action Flow Apps.

  • Trigger and Wait for Bot Result: deploys a bot on the user’s default device and waits for the Bot execution results to proceed with the execution of the Action Flow. The Bot execution results can be used as an input in the next Apps in the flow.

Bot

Select or map the bot ((created and pre-configured in Automation Anywhere) you want to trigger and enter the details in the fields that auto-populates based on the selected bot. For more information on the bots, see Deploy a Bot APIs.

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Map function allows a user to map a value from one of the previous modules instead of selecting a Bot from the dropdown list.

For example, to dynamically define which bot has to be triggered based on the conditions fulfilled or not in the previous apps of the flow. 

If there are any input variables configured for the bot in your Automation Anywhere account, they would be shown in the app when you select the bot. Users can either enter the data manually or use the output values from the previous apps.

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Other

You can make API calls using the following module.

Make an API Call

Performs an arbitrary authorized API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Automation Anywhere account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://<example>.my.automationanywhere.digital/. For example, /v2/devices/pools/list.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET 

to retrieve information for an entry.

POST 

to create a new entry.

PUT 

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH 

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE 

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the request query string.

Example of Use - List Device Pools

The following API call returns the device pools from your Automation Anywhere (Cloud) account:

URL

/v2/devices/pools/list

Method

POST

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > list.

In our example, 1 device pool is returned:

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