We landed a great job for the finance department of IKEA, who wants a robot that can take the robot out of the human and do application work.

What you will learn:

  • Primarily
    • Open/Close applications and basic selector work
    • Operating in applications
  • Secondarily:
    • Sending Hotkey combinations to applications
    • Take user input
    • Using variables
    • Get data from the Clipboard
    • Message Box

Client name:
IKEA Finance

Process Name:
Application work

IKEA is using SAP Finance and we’ll be building a simplification for this use case, but the principles are the same. Create a UiPath robot that:

  • Takes user input (the user will type an integer, when prompted)
  • Open the Windows Calculator
  • Multiply the user input with 8 using the Windows Calculator
  • Present the output in a Message Box

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Balakrishnan

    Hey, Thanks for the nice and professional way of explaining RPA. I can’t find and select ‘Send Hotkey’? I am using UiPath Studio 2021.10.0

    1. Suzan

      I found ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ and it will record the keys you press, so if you press Ctrl and then C it will create the Send key combination Ctrl+C

  2. Darren

    Hi Anders,
    My Automation works ok for this lesson, but the calculator application closes when it is finished.
    Could you direct me to what I’m doing wrong here.

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey Darren – thanks a lot for the question. If you click on the Application activity and then go to the right to Properties (all the way out – click if it’s collapsed). Then move to Close and choose never. That will solve it. You’re more than welcome to post the problem, if it persists, on my Discord (we’re more than 2600 RPA developers ready to help): Kind regards, Anders

  3. Chendoran

    Hey Anders, Thanks a lot for your tutorial. I am enjoying the tasks a lot. I am facing an issue on changing the click to dynamic, when I set a variable for the dynamic click, should I give any default value? Because without the default value the selector doesn’t get validated!

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey Chendoran – you don’t have to. Try to create it and run the robot You’re very welcome at my Discord, where we discuss these things (and you are welcome to post the problem if it persists): Kind regards, Anders

  4. aviv

    hey andres
    it working well thank you so much !
    i tried to choose double digit number like 19 for example.
    how can i fix it and able the calculator to ger not only one digit number ?

    1. Anders Jensen

      Great We’ll need to make our robot advanced (or more advanced), by being able first to figure out how many digits we have. You’re more than welcome at my Discord, where we can solve it:
      Kind regards, Anders

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