Export a Process to Automation Anywhere

Blueprint integrates with Automation Anywhere to accelerate and scale robot development and orchestration. Users can seamlessly push aligned and prioritized business processes along with all related constraints like rules, policies, regulations, etc. to provide robot developers with a head start and unparalleled visibility and context.

Using Blueprint alongside Automation Anywhere ensures that visibility and context is communicated to robot developers by making related constraints like rules, policies, regulations, etc. available with a single click.

To be able to feed Process models - along with all visual elements and traces - from Blueprint to Automation Anywhere, a project administrator must first configure your Automation Anywhere integration settings in the Administration Portal. For more information, see the Configure Automation Anywhere Integrations Settings article.

There are different steps for exporting a Process and all connected information into Automation Anywhere depending on the version you are using and what is configured in the Project Administration Portal: Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019 or Automation Anywhere V11. Follow the procedure according to the version you are using and the one you have configured the integration for.

Export a Process to Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019

To export a Process artifact along with all associated information into Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019:

  1. Access the Process artifact that you want to export.
  2. In the artifact details view, click the More button and select Export Artifact to AA Enterprise.
  3. A notification is displayed indicating that the export has been scheduled. Click the link in the message to view the operation on the Jobs page.
  4. Log in to your Automation Anywhere Control Room.
  5. Click My Bots in the side panel.
    The business process along with all the visual elements including task details and traces that exist are sent.
    A twin tether back to Blueprint is automatically created so bot developers can reference what that asset looks like and access any specific process steps they desire.
    Anything that is changed in Blueprint regarding that artifact (like modifications to process steps) is also automatically pushed to your Automation Anywhere instance and updated.

Export a Process to Automation Anywhere V11

To export a Process artifact along with all associated information into Automation Anywhere V11:

  1. Access the Process artifact that you want to export.
  2. In the artifact details view, click the More button and select Export Artifact to AA Enterprise.
  3. A notification is displayed indicating that the export has been scheduled. Click the link in the message to view the operation on the Jobs page.
    You can also access the export by clicking Jobs in the main toolbar and then clicking the Import/Export tab.
    Files generated expire after 10 days and are no longer available but this can be changed by adding an Application Setting: ExportFileExpirationInDays.
  4. Click the download icon at the end of the export's row.
  5. Unzip the Project file from where you downloaded it locally and keep that file browser window open so you can drag that file into the Automation Anywhere Client.
  6. Open your Automation Anywhere Client for V11.
  7. Right-click Bot Store in the Tasks panel and select Open.
  8. Drag the unzipped root project file into the Bot Store file browser window.
    The business process along with all the visual elements including task details and traces that exist are visible and accessible in the Automation Anywhere Client.
    A twin tether back to Blueprint is automatically created so bot developers can reference what that asset looks like and access any specific process steps they desire.