UiPath Flow Charts

The user can integrate various activities into the workflow design while developing the workflow file by using the layout diagram. The UiPath tool provides an automated workflow design that can be used without programming skills.

UiPath Studio provides three kinds of layout diagrams by which the user can integrate various activities inside the workflow design of the automated project. These three layout diagrams are given below:

Flow chart

Sequence

State Machine

Flowchart

The Flow chart is a graphical representation of any process in which every step is represented by various symbols or signs that are connected with the arrows. It is one of the best layout diagrams among the three for integrating the activities in UiPath Studio.

The flow chart is a very flexible layout diagram and supports layout workflow in a two-dimensional way. It also supports several branches of consistent operators that are used to generate complicate business procedures and link with the activities in several ways.

It can be used with the Auto arrange selection in the context menu of UiPath Studio. The syntax of the Flowchart in UiPath is given below:

System.Activities.Statements.Flowchart

The project in UiPath consists of several activities that are connected in various ways and enables the user to automate simpler actions and create a complicated business.

Sequence

The sequence is generally used in the layout diagram of workflow design when we automate any task with the help of UiPath Studio. It is the linear representation, and its flow direction is top to bottom. It describes the order of commands to be executed. The sequences are the best scenarios of workflows in the UiPath tool. It permits the activities to track each other. The user can easily understand the sequences of UiPath Studio, which performs a very important role in the automation.

State Machine

The State machine is a kind of automation in UiPath Studio. It uses a definite number of states at the execution time of the process in the automated procedure of UiPath. The machine goes into any state if any activity of UiPath Studio triggers the state machine.

The state machine exit from any state when any other activity is triggered inside the UiPath Studio. The state and Final State are the two specific activities of the state machine in UiPath Studio.

Kinds of Decision in UiPath Studio

The procedure or action of deciding something related to automation is also a very beneficial part of workflow design in UiPath Studio. Robots can react in multiple ways in several different situations of application interaction and data processing, just because of the right decision. 

So, the decision-making process is a very important part of any Robot in the automation procedure. There are two types of decisions for implementing the workflows in UiPath Studio, are given below:

IF Activity

If activity is a very easy and simple decision type, which can be understood by any kind of user, whether the user knows programming or not. This activity has one statement and two conditions that are related to real-life situations.

Switch Activity

Switch activity depends on the value of the identified expression, and it is used to select only one choice among several choices given by the user. This activity is used with the If operator. Switch activity is very beneficial to classify the data as per the custom number of cases.

Flow Switch in UiPath

The flow switch is also an activity in UiPath Studio. This activity is used to break the flow of control into three or more sections. Among these sections, only one will be executed by using the flow switch activity. The execution of the section is based on the specified condition provides by the user.

UiPath Flow Decision

The Flow decision activity enables the user to execute only one branch among the two. By default, there are two branches in Flow decision activity that are known as a TRUE or FALSE branch. We can also change the branch name with the help of the properties panel in UiPath Studio. This activity is the same as the If activity in UiPath Studio.

Example of the Flow chart

Following are the example of Flow chart that is used in the UiPath tool inside the UiPath Studio:

  • Generate the vacant procedure with the help of the Design tab in the file group and select New>Flowchart. After that, the New Flowchart window is opened in the UiPath Studio.
  • It adds the assign activity in the designer panel of UiPath Studio and links that activity to the start node inside the UiPath Studio.
  • The flowchart is used in UiPath Studio to copy the whole activity in the clipboard of UiPath Studio. For this purpose, the user needs to choose the assign activity and press Ctrl+C keys by using the keyboard.
  • We can use the Flow chart to add the previous Flow Decision in UiPath Studio. For this purpose, the user needs to add a new Flow Decision activity and link that activity to the false branch of the workflow.

Naming conversion of UiPath Studio

We must have to assign the name to the automated files of workflow, activities, arguments, and variables when working with UiPath tool in the UiPath Studio.  These names must be meaningful that are provided by the user at the automation time in UiPath Studio. So that the usage or task of that particular name can be defined accurately in the automated project of UiPath.

The UiPath tool supports some naming conversions to give them meaningful names to the activities, arguments, and variables. That naming conversions are as follows:

  • The names of the variables declared by the user must be in upper case.
  • The Declared arguments should be in the upper camel case, and the type of arguments must be present in the prefix form. For example- in_filename and out_filename etc.
  • The name of the Workflow in UiPath Studio must be described in the verb form such as TakingScreenshot, and TranslationtheProcedure, etc.

The suitable naming of all these things like activities, variables, and arguments decreases the human struggles to read and recognize the automated project of UiPath.

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