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Overview

The Task Mining desktop applications come with several installation packages:

  • CelonisTaskMining.Installer-2.x.x.msi: This is the installer for installing the Task Mining desktop application on the client machine. It also provides the option to automatically install browser extensions.

  • CelonisTaskMining.Configuration.Installer-2.x.x.msi (optional): This is the installer for the Task Mining Configuration Editor. You only need to install this package if you want to create or update config files for Task Mining.

  • Browser Extension for Chrome/Edge (based on Chromium). Preferably customers install the extension via the Chrome Web Store. If internal policies restrict deployment from the store, please use the CRX extension directly.

Installation without admin rights

Starting with release version 2.0, the installation does not require admin rights on a standard Windows configuration when choosing 'Install for Current User'.

Update policy

We provide an update period of four weeks during which we ensure backward compatibility. Please ensure you update your software regularly to keep your system secure and benefit from the latest improvements.

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Release/Patch Notes Client & Configuration Editor

Version

Date

Notes

2.9.2

2023-01-03

Features:

  • Preview Mode: Allows users to display the captured data in a Datagrid directly from the configuration editor without interacting with the cloud.

  • Support multiple secure gateways.

  • Exclude applications from UIAA: Specify a list of applications for which UIAA should be disabled.

  • Introduce Reload configuration button in the configuration menu.

Improvements:

  • Improve the performance of the Live event monitor.

Fixes:

  • Update default consent text.

  • Fixed an issue in the Live event monitor that shows attributes not part of the event processing rules.

  • Fixed an issue in the Live event monitor that shows wrong or default data.

  • Fixed an issue that allows starting recording from the context menu before entering required custom columns.

  • Fixed UI issue that overlaps the text with the icon for long texts in the User Input Window.

2.8.1

2022-10-30

Features:

  • User Attributes: Allows client users to provide additional user-specific information to calculate metrics for a subset of defined users, such as teams, regions, and roles.

Improvements:

  • New Celonis logos and layout applied.

  • Capturing more Clipboard changed events for non-text data.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that triggers a ‘Clipboard changed‘ event when pasting in Excel or Word.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.7.9

2022-08-17

Features:

  • Live event monitor: Enables analysts to immediately see and validate which data is captured with the applied configuration e.g. during the setup phase.

  • Customized Extension ID: This feature allows whitelisting custom Chrome extension ID during installation (e.g. for self-hosted extensions).

  • Expanded Data Collection: New jQuery selectors to define custom extraction in web pages and support for input elements, content editable elements and iframe events (With Task Mining Chrome Extension 0.8 or newer)

Improvements:

  • Major performance improvements that increase efficiency and improve product performance: Users notice Task Mining even less with up to 50% reduced CPU usage.

  • SAP integration has been improved when retrieving SAP elements.

  • Optimizing file reading and writing.

  • Improved the functionality of uploading files to the cloud.

  • Improved keyboard capturing for dead keys and support for capturing different languages.

  • Improved user privacy by pausing the client when the user's consent is required.

  • Improved display notifications.

  • Set the default proxy settings to auto-detect.

  • Close all running instances of the client when uninstalling.

  • Cached proxy configuration.

Fixes:

  • When the rule name is too long, the expander is not shown in the ‘Configured Applications’ window.

  • If you configured some attributes to be hashed but not to be logged, the client crashes.

Deprecated

  • ‘Application window changed‘ events are deprecated.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.6.1

2021-12-27

Fixes:

Fixed a problem of corrupted string values when uploading multiple files in parallel.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.6.0

2021-11-19

Features:

  • SAP integration support for SAP Business Client (SapGuiServer, NWBC).

  • SAP integration option to dynamically enable native Microsoft Windows dialogs in SAP GUI.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem when uploading and deleting cached files.

  • Fixed consent URL visibility in consent window.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.5.2

2021-09-30

Fixes:

  • Fix uploading issue with a proxy server.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.5.1

2021-09-28

Fixes:

  • Error while retrieving SAP metadata.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.5.0

2021-09-22

Features:

  • Support for on-premise gateway service

  • Extracting additional meta-data from SAP GUI

  • Project-based storage structure for cache

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Fixed incorrect consent text when switching project

  • Allow multiline entry in consent textbox in config editor

  • Fixed client crashes after a change of configuration

  • Fixed connection issues to Chrome extension

  • Fixed improper change of team if centrally configured during the rollout

  • Fixed incorrect conversion of conditions with nested OR/AND in config editor UI

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.4.1

2021-07-28

Features:

  • Retrieving URLs from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer without a browser extension.

  • Automatic update check.

  • Automatic upload of cached files from previous runs.

  • Cleaning up cache in case it exceeds the configured storage limit.

  • Capturing additional event types to analyze user activity.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Show warning in the client if no event processing rules are configured.

  • Falsely detected clipboard changed event if clipboard contains data when starting capturing.

  • Performance issue if no internet connection is available.

  • Context menu of tray icon not working if the application window is minimized.

  • Chrome extension status not updated properly.

  • Various minor bug fixes and UI improvements.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.3.0

2021-04-20

Features:

  • Install browser extension for Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

  • Advanced proxy support:

    • System proxy support.

    • Active Directory Authentication.

    • Support for proxy configuration scripts.

  • Activate client during centralized installation.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Keep application settings when installing a new version of Task Mining Client.

  • Improved password clearing.

  • Fixed error while loading client certificate from Windows certificate store.

  • Fixed application crash if shared clipboard on VM is not accessible.

  • Fixed application crash if the configuration contains invalid event processing rules.

  • Various user interface improvements.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.2.2

2021-02-25

Features:

  • Central configuration: Easily manage your Task Mining projects with hundreds of users.

  • Central configuration:

    • Activation links for simple connection of the client to Task Mining project in EMS.

    • Clients fetch configuration automatically from EMS.

    • Configuration files do not need to be copied to the client machines anymore.

    • Simple and fast update of configurations.

  • Central logging and monitoring:

    • Error messages are forwarded to the cloud.

    • Show error log inside client instead of log files.

    • See the current state of all clients.

  • New, more reliable screenshot implementation.

  • Support for internet connections over secure gateways.

Fixes:

  • Communication errors between client and Chrome extension.

  • Crash of configuration editor if event processing rules are missing in the configuration file.

  • Minor UI improvements.

Note

With the introduction of the EMS Task Mining service in version 2.2.2, how you set up and configure Task Mining has changed. Before updating from versions prior to and including version 2.0, please read the Update Notes.

2.0.7

2020-12-10

Fixes:

  • Resolved performance issues while capturing event data.

Note

Update from version 2.0.4 - 2.0.6: No breaking changes.

Update from older versions (1.X): See release notes for version 2.0.4.

2.0.6

2020-12-07

Fixes:

  • Client UI freezing on copy to clipboard events in Internet Explorer.

Note

Update from version 2.0.4 - 2.0.5: No breaking changes.

Update from older versions (1.X): See release notes for version 2.0.4.

2.0.5

2020-11-20

Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where some attributes cannot be used in allow/deny list.

Note

Update from version 2.0.4: No breaking changes

Update from older versions (1.X): See release notes for version 2.0.4

2.0.4

2020-11-17

Features:

  • New UI design of configuration editor:

    • Improved logical structure of configuration options.

    • Tooltips explaining each configuration option.

    • Visual editor for event processing rule supports IN operators.

  • New UI of Task Mining Client:

    • Customized data privacy consent.

    • Showing information on captured applications and file upload status.

    • New look and feel.

    • Control Task Mining directly from taskbar.

  • New installers:

    • Option to install Task Mining Client locally without admin rights.

  • Encryption of locally cached files (events and screenshots).

  • Extracting additional information on controls (e.g. button labels).

  • HTTP proxy support.

Fixes:

  • Improved detection of functional keys as keyboard commands.

  • Cropped screenshots for Internet Explorer.

  • False detection of WIN keys after locking the screen with Win+L keyboard command.

  • Win+E is not detected as the keyboard command.

  • Events sent by Chrome events lost (requires an update of Chrome extension to Version 0.4).

  • Clipboard changes freezing Task Mining UI.

  • Retrieving URLs from Internet Explorer for clipboard change events.

Note

Incompatible changes in EMS data schema:

  • You cannot push data to event collection tables that have been created for previous versions of Task Mining.

  • You cannot push data from previous versions of Task Mining into event collection tables that have been created for this version.

Before updating an older version of the Task Mining Client, please read the Update Notes.

1.2.7

2020-09-10

Features:

  • New screenshot capturing:

    • Exact clipping of active window.

    • Avoids overlay windows of other applications.

  • Option to install Chrome extension from Task Mining installer.

  • SAP integration for clipboard events.

  • Optional name and description for event processing rules.

  • Minor UI improvements.

Fixes:

  • Connection issues of SAP integration on slow machines.

  • Incorrect assignment of process name and window title when switching application.

  • Special characters entered by key commands (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Q for @ on German keyboard layouts) detected as keyboard command events.

  • Event Processing Rules: Incorrect handling of empty fields in NOT LIKE operator.

  • Different hashed values for the same input.

  • Errors in communication between Task Mining Client and Chrome extension.

Deprecated/removed:

  • Starting mode Working Hours

  • Option Obfuscate text input

Note

Incompatible changes in EMS data schema:

  • You cannot push data to event collection tables that have been created for previous versions of Task Mining.

  • You cannot push data from previous versions of Task Mining into event collection tables that have been created for this version.

Change of system requirements:

  • The new screenshot approach requires min. Windows 10, release 1903.

  • To run task mining on older Windows versions, you need to enable the "Use legacy screenshot capturing" option in the configuration.

1.2.1

2020-07-02

Features:

  • SAP integration: Retrieving detailed information for controls of SAP GUI.

  • Retrieving caret position.

  • Support for user-bound API keys.

Fixes:

  • Crash of configuration editor after clicking a button of the default rule.

  • Incorrect size and clipping of screenshots if the screen is scaled.

Note

Incompatible changes in EMS data schema:

  • You cannot push data to event collection tables that have been created for previous versions of Task Mining.

  • You cannot push data from previous versions of Task Mining into event collection tables that have been created for this version.

1.1.7

2020-06-10

Features:

  • Visual Configuration Editor introduced.

Fixes/improvements:

  • Showing an error message when loading unreadable config files.

Release/Patch Notes Browser Extension

Version

Date

Notes

1.0.1

2023-01-27

Fixes:

  • Events on some elements not captured due to error when the element path was null.

1.0

2022-11-24

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Chrome extension manifest update from version 2 to version 3. The current Manifest version 2 is deprecated, and support will be removed in 2023.

  • Adding graceful failing WebPage Extraction when an invalid path expression is used

0.8 and before

-

No separate release notes. Release notes have been part of the Client & Configuration Editor release notes above.

Supported versions

Older versions can be shared for download on request. Please reach out to your customer support.

Versions

End of Support

All Versions

Support continues at least 4 weeks after a newer version has been released

2.5.0 (Task Mining Client and Configuration Editor)

Oct 1st, 2022

Known Issues

Saplogon freezes when Task Mining tries to retrieve detailed SAP data.

Issue: When the user tries to export an Excel file in the SAP GUI, the UI becomes unresponsive as soon as the Save Dialog shows up. SAP GUI needs to be terminated via Task Manager. If Task Mining is turned off, everything works as expected.

More details from SAP notes:

“When a modal dialog is opened and simultaneously scripting is called the dialog and SAP GUI may become unresponsive. An example for such an issue is when a Microsoft File Open Dialog / File Save Dialog is called from SAP GUI for Windows and at the same time the screen reader JAWS accesses SAP GUI via scripting for getting information on the current screen.”

Affected versions

  • Saplogon 770, Patch version <6

  • Saplogon 660, Patch version <6

Root Cause: There is a known bug in SAP GUI where Modal dialogs (e.g. the native Windows Save Dialog) become unresponsive while a SAP GUI script is running. As Task Mining executes GUI scripting to fetch additional data from SAP GUI, the issue occurs whenever running Task Mining.

Mitigation: The bug is fixed with SAP GUI 770 Patch Level 6 (see SAP notes). Please update the SAP GUI.

Alternative workaround: Disable “Retrieve SAP data” in the advanced Client Settings for Task Mining. However, this reduces the scope of the captured data (no additional SAP data available). All attributes that contain “Sap” in their name will be empty, e.g. “TransactionSAP”, etc.