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Task Mining Release Notes

This release introduces the new Data Configuration section in Task Mining projects. The Data Configuration allows you to:

  • Enable or disable the out-of-the-box data transformations.

  • Set the schedule.

  • Monitor the status and investigate potential issues.

To access the Data Configuration, go to Task Mining > Task Mining Projects > Data Configuration.

How it works

Every time the Task Mining Client uploads data to Celonis EMS, it is added to a mini-batch, which batches multiple uploads to treat them at once for efficiency. Every 20 minutes, this mini-batch integrates into the data pool SQL database.

Depending on the Data Configuration schedule settings, the data transformations execute to enrich the user interaction data captured by the Client to prepare it for the Analysis in the following way:

  • The data loads from SQL.

  • The data transforms according to the Data Configuration settings.

  • The enriched data is stored in SQLThe data model is reloaded.

  • The new data is available to be consumed in the Analysis.

The status can continually be monitored in case an error occurs. If an error occurs, a relevant error message is displayed to help you resolve its cause.

Task Mining Release 2022.08.18

Improved screenshot uploader service stability by rewriting how uploaded files are handled (from temporary to in memory)

Task Mining Release 2022.08.10

Task Mining Service Fixes:

  • Improve log messages of quickstart data processing and checks in case table is missing or empty.

Fixes
  • If the project creation fails due to team limitations (e.g. licenses), the user will be informed in the error message how to resolve this.

  • If the project creation fails, the creation of a (non-working) project will be prevented. Previously, the project was still created despite e.g. data pool creation failure.

  • Recreates the application key during project creation if it doesn't exist anymore.

  • Automatically increases counter for e.g. data pool names if during project creation a data pool of the same name already exists. E.g. "Quickstart Demo (2)".

  • Fixes formatting errors of the attribute "WebPageDataExtractions" in the advanced config so the Client can load it correctly.

  • Ignores several attributes when uploading a config file to the advanced config: "appkey", "dataPoolId", "bucketId", "targetTable", "teamDomain", "serverId". Those attributes will always be defined by the "Project Connection" menu or the EMS team in which the project is created (so "teamDomain" always matches the respective EMS team URL of the project).

Fixes
  • Fixes a problem of corrupted string values in the Task Mining Client when uploading multiple files in parallel.

  • Task Mining Service: Downloads and update notifications are now pointing to the latest 2.6.1. Client version.

Fixes

Task Mining Service: Project Creation

If you create a new Task Mining project without having a Studio space named "Default", the project creation fails.

With this fix, the new Task Mining project creates a package either within a Studio space named "Default", or if that doesn't exist, then in the first space.

If there is no Studio space, an error message appears: "Sorry, the project cannot be created because no space was found in studio. Please create a new space."

Improvements and Fixes
  • Task Mining Client: See Download Task Mining.

  • Task Mining Service: New easy-to-use client settings page to configure what information Task Mining captures.

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Improvements
  • A new Task Mining Client version 2.4.1, improvements include

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

    • Automatic check for updates.

    • Automatic upload of captured events in temporary files from previous runs and deleting temporarily stored files after a certain time or size is exceeded.

    • Option to capture user activity such as Idle and Offline Time using new event types.

  • Renames menu point "Client Setups" into "Client Settings" on the Task Mining Project Overview.

  • Several smaller improvements.

Fixes

Improvements
  • When a user creates a new Task Mining project with a template, the Analysis is now created inside Apps

  • When a user tries to invite colleagues into a Task Mining project, a warning on the invite page is shown if the client settings are not configured yet.

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  • Screenshot Widget - Select all screenshots of current page to delete at once.

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  • Several smaller improvements.

Fixes
  • Screenshot Widget:

    • Delete button not truncated by column anymore.

    • Always load first screenshot correctly.

    • Layout is shown correctly even if no screenshot is available on the view.

Improvements
Improvements
More metadata provided by Browser Extension

Before the update

After the update

Automatically generated event description

In force.com, left click on ""

In force.com, left click on "Related"

Provided event details

TargetElementType: A

TargetElementName:

TargetElementId: relatedListsTab__item

TargetClassName: slds-tabs_default__link

TargetElementType: A|tab

TargetElementName: Related

TargetElementId: relatedListsTab__item

TargetClassName: slds-tabs_default__link

Example with optional screenshots enabled

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When trying to understand which buttons a user clicked in web applications, without screenshots it is often hard to understand: Up to now, the Browser Extension provided the HTML element class, name and id of the element with which the user interacted with.

In modern web applications like Salesforce, these often only contain cryptic names which make it difficult to know which button or field was exactly clicked.

Now with the latest update, Task Mining adds more information to the columns targetElementName and targtElementType (see Schema Documentation). This makes it much simpler for an Analyst to understand e.g. which field was clicked or edited by a user.

How to update?

The update of the Task Mining Browser Extension is available over the Chrome Web Store. The update is automatically added by your browser, if you have the extension already installed.

To install it for the first time, see here.

Improvements

The Task Mining Screenshot Viewer package (located in the Marketplace) has been updated to work with the latest Studio release.

How to update?

If you already have the Screenshot Viewer package installed, update using the following steps. This will also solve any potential layout issues that might occur right now.

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Features

Introduction of Task Mining permissions: Analyst users can now be granted permissions to edit specific Task Mining projects. For more details, see Task Mining Permissions.

Improvements
  • Several smaller improvements.

Features

Task Mining actions and config changes are now reflected in the audit log. For details, see Audit Logs.

Improvements
  • Revised Task Mining project home page and restructured side bar menu.

  • Search to filter for projects and users.

  • Showing the mouse pointer in the screenshot viewer again.

  • And several smaller improvements.

Features
  • New invite link shows page which can be shared with colleagues to directly download & start capturing data.

    It supports both the current and previous version of the Task Mining Client.

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  • New Task Mining Client 2.3.0 released. Highlights include

    • 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.

Improvements
  • Improved error messages in Quickstart with Template - Step 1

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