OIC & Blue Prism part 2 by Niall Commiskey
Blog: PaaS Community
Open workbook – Open the excel sheet
Get Collection – here we copy the workbook contents to the Employees collection
Update each employee performance field based on their rating
Loop over each employee entry
Write Data – update the Excel sheet
Save Data – Save Excel Sheet
Close Workbook – Close Excel Sheet
This post goes into a bit more detail, especially on the Blue Prism side. The use case today is that of updating an excel sheet – Here’s mine – today we are doing employee assessments and we will leverage Blue Prism to automatically assign performance values, based on the employee rating. Apologies to any Liam Mellows fans out there.
The employees have been rated – the performance fields just need to be updated. Our digital worker will take care of this.
The OIC process will invoke Blue Prism, passing the name of the excel sheet to be processed.
The Blue Prism process is as follows –
Thanks to the following page for the instructions on how to create the above.
The logic is simple enough –
The process leverages the Blue Prism VBO(Visual Business Object) for Excel. This VBO is pre-seeded in the product. Think of this as an Excel adapter, providing us with functionality such as open close, write, save etc.
You see on the left a Data Item – Workbook Name. This is the variable which holds the name of the excel sheet to be processed. Read the complete article here.
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