ScenarioBuilder Release Notes

The notes below provide details of the new features and changes introduced with each release of ScenarioBuilder. You are highly encouraged to read about the relevant changes whenever you update or upgrade from an earlier version.

Version 8.4.0.4

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to redefine a dataset when using MS Excel "Define a Worksheet" action
  • Added single digits, weekday, yearday, and yearweek formats to "Date" and "Time" variables
  • Added "Skip To" property to Loop action

Version 8.4.0.3

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a minor issue related to Scenario Recorder

Version 8.4.0.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added the ability to move the mouse in any direction based on the current mouse location by setting the "Use Anchor" property. Learn more
  • Added "Use Anchor" functionality to Images actions. Learn more
  • Added additional information to the Execution Timeline to reflect errors related to missing variables
  • The "Skip If" property now supports the use of AND and OR for the skip criteria

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with moving the current position when deleting actions inside a nested control action (If, Loop, Switch/Case, etc.)
  • Fixed minor issues with "Image Search Area" or "Text Area" properties when copying actions, moving them left/right and switching image action type
  • Fixed an issue where the playback balloon was not showing the image during the first search for an image

Version 8.4.0.1

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Files" actions to ScenarioBuilder. Learn more
  • Ability to use variables for x,y coordinates of actions. Learn more
  • Ability to install ScenarioBuilder silently via the command line. Learn more
  • Replaced the "Finding Threshold" property of the "Find Text in Image" action with "Character Threshold". This property allows you to see the character variance allowed between OCR text and search text. Learn more

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with If expressions incorrectly evaluating strings with spaces
  • Fixed an issue with the Scenario Recorder not adding "Type Text" actions to the scenario steps
  • Fixed an issue when the "Raise Failure" property is unchecked for the "OnFailure" action incorrectly raising a failure
  • Fixed an issue with "Set Date Variable" and "Set Time variable" actions for current Date/Time when using the MS Excel "Write Line" action

Version 8.3.9.7

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added Password Manager capability to create, store and retrieve passwords. Learn more.
  • Ability to pause scenario execution via awplayer. Learn more.
  • Ability to send scenarios without sending sub-scenarios.
  • Improved OCR functionality

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issues with "Hide Balloon" and "Hide Progress Feedback window" properties
  • Fixed issue with "If" action
  • Fixed minor issues

Version 8.3.9.5

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to add a version number to scenarios when sending to the Manager to be able to track the changes. This option is only available for AppVerify and RPA.
  • Minor improvements

 

Version 8.3.9.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to attach MS Excel files to scenarios in scenario level similar to attaching CSV files. This option should only be used for Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
  • Improvements in MS Excel header formatting

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with "Find CSV Line" action when same CSV file and scenario are being called multiple times
  • Fixed minor issues with Date and Time variables.
  • Fixed issue with Images actions when loading and searching for images

 

Version 8.3.8.8

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added a user interaction Dialog Box action. Learn more.
  • Added ForEach Line action to loop through Excel files 
  • Added Computer Think Time functionality to "Read Text Into a Variable" and "Find Text in Image" actions

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when playback balloon disappears after executing some specific actions
  • Fixed issue when AwPlayer skips the steps of OnFailure action when using "On Failure Go To" property
  • Fixed issue with sending excel files from ScenarioBuilder to the Controller/Base
  • Fixed minor UI issues

 

Version 8.3.8.6

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added Variables Functions actions under Variables category. They can be used with the corresponding variable types. Learn more.
  • Added scenario name to the playback balloon when a scenario is playing
  • Major improvement in image capture modes
  • Reduced the extra time in "Wait" action when the command is executed

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with requesting Floating(Token) license
  • Fixed issue with having wrong failure screenshot when "Click on Image" step fails
  • Fixed issue with Date variables for single formats
  • Fixed issue when balloon is taking too much time/resources when executing a scenario in ScenarioBuilder

 

Version 8.3.8.3

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed memory issue in Scenario Recorder

 

Version 8.3.8.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added OCR Configurator functionality to "Read Text Into a Variable" and "Find Text in Image" actions
  • Initialize non-initialized variables to EMPTY value
  • Improvment to Read Text Into A Variable action to allow using Regular Expressions

Bug Fixes:

  • "Skip If" property to be checked before setting "Execution Status Variable" value
  • Fixed issue with Find Text In Image action clicks on wrong text when used in a loop
  • Updates links in the application to point to the new website
  • Case sensitive variable names when using Excel Variables

 

Version 8.3.8.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Add actions to interact with Excel files
  • Add actions to read/write from Windows' clipboard
  • Split Set A Variable action into multiple actions
  • Add Scope property to Set A Variable action
  • Skip SB window when executing window actions
  • Start Application action should log better reason on failure and retry 3 times
  • Close Application action should wait for taskkill command if it uses it
  • Simplify OCR actions' properties
  • Players to set the variable value when executing Set A Variable action and not when using the variable
  • Always show Search Area of the action in Smart Image Configurator

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issues with Export/Import projects
  • Fixed issue with Find CSV Line action when the query is found on the first line
  • Fixed issue with Default Search Area and Contrast properties
  • Fixed issue when Scenario Recorder records wrong actions
  • rUserMananger does not work after updating Server
  • Fixed issue when Scenario Recorder adds Play Scenario in the wrong place

 

Version 8.3.7.8

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved the strings found by Scenario Recorder

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with Smart Image Configurator Suggested Search Area Size
  • Fixed issue when Scenario recorder does not update scale factor for OCR property

 

Version 8.3.7.6

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Close Application action will close the specified program instead of doing Alt+F4
  • Improved OCR functionality

 

Version 8.3.7.4

New Features and Enhancements:

Bug Fixes:

  • Stop showing empty values and duplicate scenario sections in the list

 

Version 8.3.7.2

New Features and Enhancements:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with CSV file names that contain spaces in "Scenario Parameters" window

 

Version 8.3.7.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Minor improvements to the "Execution Timeline" section

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with "Wait for Image to Disappear" property for images actions in case of multiple images

 

Version 8.3.6.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved export/import functionality
  • Improved "Search Area" option in "Smart Image Configurator" 

 

Version 8.3.6.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improvement to "Click On Image" action
  • Improvement in "Encrypted" property of "Set A Variable" action
  • Improvement in deleting/cutting actions

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with sending scenario files with long file names
  • Fixed issue with viewing execution report when scenario is locked by a user
  • Fixed small issues in "Execution Timeline" section

Version 8.3.5.9

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with "Set A Variable" action when adding Date value
  • Fixed a crash when ScenarioRecorder was stopped after adding a variable
  • Fixed issue with "Do Not Close Opened Processes" property
  • Fixed issue with "Continue On Failure" property for image actions

 

Version 8.3.5.8

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "On Failure Skip To" property to "Find Image" and "Click On Image" actions to go to a specific step in case of failure
  • Improved "Skip To" action to go to previous step

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with sending scenarios to the Controller/Base when scenario reference time is not set
  • Fixed issue with saving variable images when ScenarioBuilder project base folder is named "scenarios"

 

Version 8.3.5.6

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Minor improvement in capturing images during scenario recording 

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with empty CSV variables when using in sub-scenarios

 

Version 8.3.5.4

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to include simple arithmetic expressions when declaring variables
  • Improved performance when ScenarioBuilder project base folder is located in an UNC folder

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with "Key Combination" action when using period and comma symbols
  • Fixed issue with execution report when using "Label" action inside a transaction
  • Fixed issue with "Click On Image" action when mouse coordinates are changed to (0,0) after clicking

 

Version 8.3.5.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added capability to search images using OCR property
  • Changed "Do Not Close Opened Processes" option to be enabled by default

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with "Load an Image Into a Variable" action

 

Version 8.3.5.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Funnel Point" action to help prevent resource issues during performance/load testing
  • Added capability to clean up temporary files of scenarios via ""Clean Temp Files" option in "View" menu
  • Ability to exclude parts of images using "Edit Image" property
  • Ability to remove last used line of scenario parameter files
  • Minor improvements to "Click On Image" action
  • Improvements in deleting/commenting out actions 

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when using "Save As" option for saving scenarios

 

Version 8.3.4.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to convert "Find Image" action to "Click On Image" action, and vice versa
  • Added "Skip Windows" property to "All Windows" action
  • Ability to use "Smart Image Configurator" option for all images
  • Minor improvements to "Click On Image" action

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with "Alt + F4" function key during scenario recording
  • Fixed issue with executing scenario in ScenarioBuilder when using "1680X1050" screen resolution

 

Version 8.3.4.1

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed missing "Smart Image Configurator" button for component in "Execution Report" window 
  • Fixed "Repeat" property of "Click On Image" action

 

Version 8.3.4.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to access "Smart Image Configurator" via "Execution Report" window
  • Minor improvements to "Execution Timeline" section
  • Grouping variables by types to make it easier to select variables

 

Version 8.3.3.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved memory usage in Scenario Recorder

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with adding actions when using Scenario Recorder 
  • Fixed issues with actions being added in incorrect locations in scripts

 

Version 8.3.2.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Recorder improvements allow better image capturing for data entry forms

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed small issues with "Execution Timeline" section
  • Fixed issue with capturing images in extended windows

Version 8.3.1.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to view scenario execution timeline
  • Ability to copy/paste screenshots in “Smart Image Configurator”
  • “New Scenario” form improvements
  • Minor UI enhancements

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with deselecting all actions in a scenario
  • Fixed issue with finding images when DPI settings has non-default value

Version 8.3.0.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to filter scenarios by scenario types/tags when opening scenarios
  • Added "iteration" variable to scenario failure message
  • Added "Continue On Failure" property to “Web Service Client” action
  • Added “Tag(s)” property for identifying scenarios
  • Added "Scenario Type" property for better usability of scenarios
  • Ability to edit and move actions and view properties window by hovering over the actions
  • Added “Private Browsing” property to “Open URL” action
  • Added "Skip If" property to ScenarioBuilder actions to skip or execute actions based on a defined condition
  • Combined "Send Changed Files" and "Send All" options into "Send Scenario" button
  • Changed default tolerance to “0”
  • Major UI enhancements
  • Improved “If” action by adding “EMPTY” status in case of an empty variable
  • Made Scenario Recorder faster and more
  • Many minor enhancements to “Smart Image Configurator”

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with stopping scenario recorder in case of failure
  • Fixed issue with showing failed report when a transaction is executed quickly
  • Fixed issue with sending var images of sub-scenario(s) to the Controller/Base
  • Fixed issues with deleting component/scenario with the same names

Version 8.2.2.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Web Service Client" action to the Actions list to be able to test and integrate Web Services/APIs with scenarios
  • Added "Find CSV Line" action to ScenarioBuilder actions list
  • Improved date format of the scenarios XML files
  • Changed "Write To Log File" action name to "Write To File"

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with not being able to edit “Type Text” action when copying/pasting the action
  • Fixed issue with scenarios project name when copying project to a new one

Version 8.2.0.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Team Foundation Version Control" capability
  • Added "Smart Image Configurator" to be able to view, search and configure images actions based on failure screenshots
  • Added "Release License" button to "About" page to be able to release license for token-based licensing type
  • Added "Default Image Tolerance" to Scenario's properties to help searching for images

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issues when a CSV file is attached to "Loop" action
  • Fixed issue with “If” action when using more than one condition
  • Fixed issue when using “Navigation keys”, “Lock keys” and “Numeric keypad” for "Key Combination" action
  • Fixed issue with "Read Text Into a Variable" action that adds two extra lines
  • Fixed issue with exporting scenarios when users have limited access to the system

Version 8.1.3.3
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Add "Additional Keys and Actions" property to "Type Text" action properties

Bug Fixes:

  • Images cannot be saved after capturing when project names have space at the end of their names

Version 8.1.3.2
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Command line action no longer returns a carriage return at the end of the output
  • Only visible windows are now searchable in ScenarioBuilder

Version 8.1.3.1
Bug Fixes:

  • ScenarioBuilder cannot find image after setting an image variable for it
  • After importing scenario(s) to another project, the "projectname" attribute is not changed in the scenario.xml file
  • "Show Differences In Not Found Images" property does not work correctly
  • Fixed issue with "Computer Think Time" for "Find Image" action

Version 8.1.2.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • The image magnifier position will be changed based on image location
  • Ability to launch Controller/Base in the default browser by double clicking on the "CONTROLLER" address on the status bar
  • Ability to open project folder in the file system by double clicking on the ACTIVE PROJECT name on the status bar
  • Ability to view Player's most recent logs through "ScenarioBuilder Execution Report" window
  • Ability to delete images from project images folder by right clicking on the images in properties window
  • Ability to rename images names by right clicking on the images in properties window
  • Ability to view failure screenshot with higher quality in BMP format
  • Added "Show Images Names" option to view images names in the middle pane by clicking on the images
  • Ability to save ScenarioBuilder Execution Report as a CSV file
  • Ability to play scripts from project folder through AWPlayer via commands

Bug Fixes:

  • Mouse location cross red indicator leaves traces
  • ScenarioBuilder shows "Error Message:" text in the balloon message when user puts empty value for "Type Text" action
  • ScenarioBuilder freezes after clicking on “Group Actions”

Version 8.1.1.6
Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with the ScenarioBuilder version number
  • Added “On Failure” property to “Loop” action to specify the action in case of loop failure

Version 8.1.1.5
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Quick Feedback" form to the "Help" section which allow users to send feedback to NRG Global website
  • Added "Open URL" action to be able to open a specified URL using a specified browser which can be the default one
  • Added feature to remember the last three captured shapes for "Capture Image" option
  • Images and failure screenshots quality improvements
  • Improvements in "Check for Updates" section to check NRG Global website for any available Upgrades/Updates

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where the user would be prompted to save any open or unsaved scenarios before switching the project
  • ScenarioBuilder sends scenarios when the “Reference Time” is set to zero
  • Multiple instances of ScenarioBuilder can be opened in trial version
  • ScenarioBuilder waits for “0” milliseconds when setting a variable for “Wait” action

Version 8.1.1.4
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to stop the execution of the scenario by double-clicking on the balloon on the right side
  • Added "Random Action" to ScenarioBuilder Actions list
  • Added “Stored Image Coordinates” property to “Find Image” action
  • Improved “Find Text in Image” and “Read Text Into a Variable” actions icon
  • When adding a new action (or pasting action) into a parent node, the action is added as the first child and not the last one

Bug Fixes:

  • By editing a project’s fields; ScenarioBuilder creates a new empty project with the changed fields
  • Fixed issue with "Function Keys" and "Key Combination" for Navigation keys, Lock keys and Numeric keypad
  • Fixed issue with creating and deleting a new project with empty name using "Project Manager" section
  • Fixed issue with creating a new project that includes invalid characters
  • Fixed issue with “Copy/Cut/Paste” functionality  in “Switch-Case” , “If-else” and “On Failure” actions
  • Fixed issue with “Mouse Coordinates” property for “Mouse Move and Click” and “Mouse Move” actions when setting variables or integers for (x, y) values
  • ScenarioBuilder shows an incorrect list of scenarios when opening scenarios in “Detail Mode”

Version 8.1.1.3
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to copy, export and import projects
  • Ability to view "Debug OCR Text and Image" for the "Find Text in Image" action in the middle pane
  • Added “Debug OCR” property to “Read Text Into a Variable” action
  • Added “Repeat”, ”Timeout”, “Sleep Time’”, “Action Key if no image”, “Timeout after Key press” and “Debug OCR” properties to “Find Text in Image” action
  • Ability to add action to Favorites , script and add as a child by right clicking on the action
  • Ability to crop image to remove useless borders or information for aesthetic reasons or to focus on certain elements in it
  • A fully zoomed preview of the image under the mouse cursor is displayed during image capturing
  • Added “Send to Base” property to the “Take a Screenshot” action
  • Ability to view scripts images with child actions from the middle pane by double clicking on them
  • Ability to capture additional images for scripts and send them to the Base/Controller
  • Improvements in “Project Manager” section
  • When creating a new scenario, scenario name cannot contains dots
  • An improved design of  the “New Scenario” section
  • Improvements in using “Key Combination” and “Function Keys” actions
  • Improvements in displaying the actions properties in the middle pane
  • Improvements of viewing the scripts images in the middle pane
  • Added “Auto” and “Single Block” values to “OCR Type” property to “Find Text in Image” action

Bug Fixes:

  • ScenarioBuilder stops randomly with an error when deleting actions in very large scenarios
  • Fixed issue with “Use Anchor” property of the “Mouse Move and Click” and “Read Text Into a Variable” actions
  • Scenario window could be removed by clicking on “Remove Component” option               
  • “Function Keys” action was not recorded after adding the “Add Type Variable” action
  • Changed CSV files were not sent correctly to the Base/Controller when using “Send Changed Files” option
  • If the images are inside the Transactions, ScenarioBuilder does not show them in the Scenario Resources

Version 8.1.0.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to get different types of Licenses from a centralized License Server
  • Improved “Enhanced Image Search”
  • Improved middle pane to show scripts images and important properties of different actions
  • Ability to create / save projects and scenarios when the Projects Base folder is selected from a UNC path
  • Ability to add actions after the previous one (Top level action)
  • Improved "Text area" property
  • Ability to select all actions of the scenario from "Action Context Menu"
  • Ability to hide Properties panel for Scenario preview in Options section
  • Ability to view ScenarioBuilder License information in "About" section
  • Ability to select variables in "Switch/Case" action
  • Ability to add space in the scenarios names when creating new scenarios

Bug Fixes:

  • "Mouse Move and Click" action wasn't set in the right place during recording
  • ScenarioBuilder window was not opened in the center of the screen when launching the application for the first time
  • When creating a new scenario for the first time, ScenarioBuilder shows the "Scenario Explorer" window instead of the "Actions" window
  • Fixed issue when creating a new scenario in a different Project Base folder
  • Running a scenario with multiple sub-scenarios by "Play Step by Step" doesn't work correctly
  • Duplicate CSV files inside the scenarios and components
  • Searching scenarios and images doesn't work correctly
  • "Advanced Image Capture" property doesn't work
  • ScenarioBuilder doesn't show an appropriate message when the license is expired

Version 8.0.8.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved “Failure Screenshot” in “ScenarioBuilder Execution Report”
  • Ability to change the “Color of Image Capturing” in “Options” section
  • Ability to calculate “Default contrast for Black and White Search” for Images in “Options” section
  • Ability to add “Default picture Tolerance” for Images in “Options” section
  • Ability to go to scenarios steps
  • Ability to play scenarios with one iteration and multiple iterations for better testing
  • Added sample image of text to assist while choosing the contrast in “Read Text into a Variable” and “Find Text in Image” actions
  • Ability to read white text in “Read Text into Variable” and “Find Text in Image” actions by using OCR option
  • Hide the characters during the typing when the “Encrypt Text” is checked
  • Showing “Image Search Area” in the screenshot when finding image is failed
  • Ability to add “Default Image Search Area” when image is captured

Bug Fixes:

  • Correcting “Actions” window position in ScenarioRecorder and ability to move the window
  • Project scripts and components are not separated when it is switched to another project
  • “Read Text into Variable” action by using OCR option reads incorrect characters
  • Copying “Find Image” action with a “Mouse Move and Click” child action
  • Excluding “Computer Think Time “ from execution report gives wrong results

Version 8.0.7.8
Bug Fixes:

  • Scenario Explorer freezes after trying to open large scenarios with multiple components and sub-scenarios

Version 8.0.7.6
Bug Fixes:

  • In “Scenario Resources”, components images should only be viewed in “Components Images” section
  • “Click Type” should be “Double Click” when creating a new scenario with "Click on App Icon"
  • Fixed issue with “Add Alternate Image”
  • When creating a new scenario with ScenarioRecorder, ScenarioBuilder should be maximized after stopping
  • Hiding of left and right windows when ScenarioBuilder is launched for the first time

Version 8.0.7.4
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Adding the image size and location in the balloon message
  • Press "Enter key" to finish the capturing image

Bug Fixes:

  • Images are not scaled the same vertically and horizontally
  • Missing of cursor during capturing an image

Version 8.0.7.3
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved ScenarioBuilder performance when managing multiple scripts
  • "Send Scenario" new options: 1. Send Changed Files 2. Send All
  • Help toolbar includes Help Contents, Quick Start Guide, Sample Scenarios, Technical Support, ScenarioBuilder User Community, Check for Updates and About.
  • Scenario Explorer window that includes scenario’s script, components and CSV files
  • During capturing image, ability to change the size of image and move the capture box using keyboard keys
  • Ability to export the documents and additional folders when exporting a Scenario

Bug Fixes:

  • Searching for a word that does not exists
  • Missing of CSV files and components icons in the “Scenario Explorer” window
  • Ability to import the documents and additional folders
  • ScenarioBuilder crashes during the process of replacing the images with "Image Retake". And changing the mouse's position for the “Mouse Move and Click “when user replace images
  • ScenarioBuilder does not send the new files (images, CSV files) that have been added or changed
  • Changing null values position in CSV file
  • Missing of CSV files and images with space in their name when exporting a scenario
  • Replacing images with the same names in the project
  • Scenario Explorer and "Play Script" action: ScenarioBuilder does not open the scenarios or components. And also it shows the CSV files empty.
  • Manage saving scenarios in different projects
  • Successful execution report status for a new blank scenario
  • Saving all components after playing a scenario
  • Image Search Area and Showing duplicate variables with the same name inside the "Select Variable" window in "Load an Image into a Variable"
  • Define components with the same names inside the same project

Version 8.0.7.2
Bug Fixes:

  • Showing all variables from CSV files inside different components
  • ScenarioBuilder freezes during setting the "Text Area" or "Image Area"
  • ScenarioBuilder freezes by moving "If" action with mouse
  • "Set A Variable" and "ExecMyImageStatus" in "If" action
  • "Execution Status Variable" in "If" action inside a "Loop" action
  • "Undo" and "Redo" buttons do not work correctly
  • "Take Playback Images" inside components does not work
  • Showing all new variables inside different components
  • Showing multiple "Recent Actions Windows" in "Play Step by Step"
  • Creating a new scenario without creating a new project, creating a new scenario that includes invalid characters

Version 8.0.7.0
New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to use variables for window names and classes

Bug Fixes:

  • The base server address for the Controller should be configurable per user
  • Fixed issue with UNICODE CSV files