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Update Notes V2.0.4

Why should I update?

The new version comes with a new UI which significantly improves the user flow and provides more transparency on the captured applications and the upload status of events and screenshots. It also provides various bug fixes and improvements increasing the stability of the Task Mining Client.

What do I need to be aware of if I want to update?

The new version introduces some changes which require some action during the update process:

  1. The text of the consent the users need to agree on before starting Task Mining is now part of the configuration and must be set before using the new client version. This allows you to customize it according to your company's guidelines and local legal requirements. The configuration editor already provides an example for a consent text, but you are required to edit it and store it in your configuration file.

  2. Task Mining can now capture more specific data on controls, for example, the caption of a button. This feature enables a more advanced analysis of the user interaction but also requires new data fields to be stored. Therefore, the schema of the database table storing the user interaction data is extended and requires an update. To do this, we recommend the following procedure.

    1. Open the configuration file in the new version of the configuration editor.

    2. Change the name of the target database table in the configuration file to a new table name that does not exist in the data pool.

    3. Create the script for generating the table schema and copy it to the clipboard by pressing the button next to the table field

    4. Paste the generated script into a transformation in the Data Integration and execute it in order to create the new table

    5. After all clients have been updated, copy the data from the old table into the new table

  3. The user can now check the names and descriptions of the Event Processing Rules in the Task Mining Client (menu ConfigurationsShow Configured Applications). Therefore, it is recommended to provide proper names and descriptions to explain the Event Processing Rules to the user.

When updating to the new version, make sure that the configuration file is updated, too, as described above.

The Configuration Editor shows a warning, how can I fix it?

The warnings indicate that the configuration file contains options that are deprecated, i.e. which do not take effect anymore. Task Mining will still work, but its behavior might be different than expected. We therefore recommend you carefully check any warnings.

Warning: Starting mode 'working hours' is deprecated and will be removed in future versions.
  1. Open the file in the Configuration Editor.

  2. Go to the Logging tab.

  3. Select a Startup Mode from the dropdown menu.

  4. Save the changes.

Warning: The 'Obfuscate text input' option is deprecated and will be removed in future versions.
  1. Open the file with a text editor.

  2. Replace the text <AnonymizeTextInput>true</AnonymizeTextInput> with <AnonymizeTextInput>false</AnonymizeTextInput>.

  3. To have the same or similar functionality as before, consider adding a rule to hash the entered text instead or do not capture entered text at all.