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Example: Automating service requests for payslips by using Blue Prism RPA

Use the BMC Sample Request Payslip with Blue Prism 21.3.01 sample service in the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog application to automate service requests for payslips.

Scenario

Ajay, an application business analyst wants to create a service to automate user requests for payslips. He uses the content package to create the service.

Ajay creates a Blue Prism connector configuration. He creates a Blue Prism (RPA) process by using a sample script. Ajay configures the process to fetch a payslip from a payroll system and to send the payslip to the user through an email. He updates the BMC Sample Request Payslip with Blue Prism 21.3.01 service in the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog application. He then publishes the service and makes it available for users.

The following image describes the actions to create a service to automate user requests for payslips:


Before you begin

Make sure that you have completed the following actions:

  • Downloaded the following files:
    • BMC Sample Request PaySlip Process.zip
    • BMC Sample Request Payslip Definitions
    •  Sample Payslip.zip
  • Imported the BMC Sample Request PaySlip Process.zip file to Blue Prism.
  • Imported the BMC Sample Request Payslip Definitions file to your BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog application in BMC Helix Innovation Studio.
    The BMC Sample Request Payslip Definitions file contains the rule definition that is used by the BMC Sample Request Payslip with Blue Prism 21.3.01 service workflow.

Task 1: To create a Blue Prism connector configuration

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio.
  2. Navigate to the Administration tab.
  3. Select Connectors > Blue Prism, and click Add new setting.
  4. Enter the values for the following fields:

    FieldDescription
    Connection IDID for the connection.
    You can specify an alpha numeric ID such as BluePrismConnection-12.
    NameName for the connection.
    URL

    Blue Prism server endpoint URL.

    For example, http://<host name>:8181/

    Important: To get the URL, you must expose an RPA process as a web service in Blue Prism, and use a digital worker or Resource Pool host name in the URL.

    UserUser name of the user who has permissions to assign and run a process.
    PasswordPassword for login.
    Trust All CertificatesIf you want to trust your certificates, specify the value as True, else do not specify any value.
  5. Click Save.

Task 2: To define the Blue Prism process

  1. Log in to Blue Prism.
  2. In Blue Prism, create a RequestPaySlip process by using the BMC Sample Request PaySlip Process.zip sample process.

  3. In the Blue Prism process, update the Email-SMTP::Configure object input properties.
    The following image shows an example of the input properties:

  4. Update the values for the Blue Prism process input variables.

    Important

    Make sure that the input variables in the process and the input variables in the service workflow are the same.

    The following image shows an example of variables:

  5. In the filePath variable, configure the path for sample payslips.
    Specify the path where you downloaded the Sample Payslip.zip file.
  6. In Blue Prism, in the Web API Service section, in the IS-Callback web API service, update the Base URL value.
    The following image shows an example of the web API service:

Task 3: To define a Request Payslip service

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced.
  2. On the Services tab, click Services.
    The service BMC Sample Request Payslip with Blue Prism 21.3.01 is displayed in the Service Management console.
  3. Select the service, click Actions, and click Edit Service Name.

  4. Update the service name, and click Save.
    For example, Request Payslip.

Task 4: To define the Request Payslip service workflow

  1. In the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced application, in the Service Management console, select the Request Payslip service.
  2. Click Actions, and click Open.
  3. In the Service Options pane, click Edit corresponding to the Workflow option.

  4. In the Workflow and Questions pane, in the Workflow section, click Edit.


    The following workflow is displayed in the Workflow designer:

    The following elements are used in the workflow:

    ElementLabelDescription
    Create DocumentProcess InputsAccesses the attributes within the schema of the BlueprismParameters document definition.
    Specify the document node values that are used as input to run the RPA process.
    Run Blue Prism ProcessRun Blue Prism Process

    Triggers a Blue Prism process.

    Specify the process name in the element properties.

    Receive TaskReceive Process StatusAdds wait steps in the workflow and waits for process completion.
    TimerNAInterrupts a wait step after time out.
    Send In App NotificationSend notification on process failureSends the process status to the administrator through a notification.
    Send In App NotificationSend notification on successful process executionSends the process status to the service requester through a notification.
  5. If required, update the workflow input variables.
    The following input variables are available:



    You must map the payslipMonth and Year input variables to the service questionnaire so that user responses to service question are used as variable values.
  6. Select the Create Document element with the Process Inputs label, and make sure that you specify the keys in the document nodes in the same manner as you specify in the process script input variables.

  7. Select the Run Blue Prism Process element and update the following properties:

    PropertyDescription
    Connection IDConnection ID of your Blue Prism connector that you configured in Task 1.
    Process NameName of the process, RequestPaySlip.
  8. Save the changes.

Task 5: To define the Request Payslip service questionnaire

  1. In the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced Service Management console, select the service.
  2. Click Actions, and click Open.
  3. In the Service Options pane, click Edit corresponding to the Workflow option.

  4. In the Workflow and Questions pane, in the Questions section, click Edit.

    The Questions Designer displays the questions that the users must answer to retrieve the payslip for a specific period (month and year) as shown in the following figures.





  5. In the Questions designer, add questions corresponding to any additional input variables that you have added in the workflow to receive inputs from the service requester.
  6. Save the changes.

Task 6: To define the Request Payslip rule

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio.
  2. Navigate to the Workspace tab, and select the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Catalog application.
  3. In the application, select Rules, and click the BlueprismCallbackRule rule.
    The following image shows an example rule:

  4. If required, in the rule, update the Qualification and Signal Process element properties.

Task 7: To publish the Request Payslip service

  1. In the BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced application, in the Service Management console, select the Request Payslip service.
  2. In the Service Options pane, click , and click Publish.

After you publish the service, the service is available to users.

Task 8: To test the Request Payslip service

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Digital Workplace Advanced application.
  2. Submit a payslip request by using the Request Payslip service.

  3. Verify that you receive an email with the payslip attached.

Result

The Request Payslip service is available to the users. Users can submit payslip requests by using this service and their requests are processed automatically.

Related topic

Automating tasks by using Blue Prism processes


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