Blue Prism Interview Questions 181-200

181) What is a Resource PC?

Resource PC is Blue Prism launched in a different mode. Any machine with Blue Prism installed can run Resource PC .

182) What is the use of Mainframe applications?

Mainframe applications are spied by identifying rectangular areas of the screen. Application Modeler does this by superimposing a grid onto the application to make the rows and columns of the screen visible.

183) How can system release locks?

The system will automatically release any locks that your Process neglects to release in the proper fashion, whenever the Process stops running. This includes Processes running in both Process Studio and Control Room.

184) When an unexpected crash or power cut interrupts a Process, what will you do?

When an unexpected crash or power cut interrupts a Process, you will not be able to rely on the software to automatically release the lock. In such cases you will need to manually intervene in System Manager to release the lock.

185) What is the use of command line features in Blue Prism?

The command line feature enables Blue Prism to be run from the command prompt or a batch file. Full details are provided in the help section, but an example of command usage is as follows: AutomateC /run “My Process” /user admin mypassword

186) What is Java – The Ancestor Count attribute in Blue Prism?

Java – The Ancestor Count attribute is a very useful attribute for limiting the search that Blue Prism has to perform in order to identify your element. The Match Index and Match Reverse attributes (described below) may also be used to improve the performance of a Java interface.

187) What is Match Index?

When Match Index is set, Blue Prism will stop searching once an element has been found, instead of continuing to search for potential duplicates.

Using this attribute may significantly increase the search speed (especially when using the Java and Accessibility interfaces) but should only be used in circumstances where duplicate elements are either unlikely or can be ignored.

When using Match Index, Match Reverse will make Blue Prism search in a bottom-up order rather than the default top-down order. Again, this may improve the search speed but only experimentation will tell.

Know the Shapes of all Stages.

Know which Stages are only available to Object Studio.

188) How can you run Process in Control Room?

When a process is running in Control Room you can stop the process by selecting the process session and clicking Stop Selection. This will stop the process immediately. The case currently being worked will not be completed and Blue Prism will mark it as an Exception at Clean Up.

If you right click a running process session you will see the following stop options; Immediate Stop and Request Stop. Immediate Stop is the equivalent of Stop Selection. Request Stop will ask the process to stop where there is a configured safe stop with the process.

189) How can you configure safe stop?

You can configure a safe stop within your process by using the inbuilt Environment function IsStopRequested() within a Decision stage.

190) What is Log Viewer?

The Log Viewer is used to inspect the log of a session, either as it is running or after it has finished. This is especially handy for reviewing the workings of a progress and tracking down problems. The Log Viewer has a search function enabling you to look through the (often numerous) rows of a log and the visibility of columns can be configured to suit.

191) Explain new Environment Variable named “Stopping Time” with data type “Time” and a value of “three or four minutes from now”?

new Environment Variable named “Stopping Time” with data type “Time” and a value of “three or four minutes from now”. Create a new Process named “Stopping Test” to use the variable. Create a Data Item named “Stopping Time”, and use the Exposure field to link this to the Environment Variable.

192) What are Environment Variables?

Environment Variables are available to all Processes and Business Objects. Data Items exposed as Environment Variables are read-only. The name and type of the Data Item must match the Environment Variable.

193) What are Session Variables?

Like Environment Variables, Session Variables are exposed outside the diagram, and as the name suggests, are applicable to sessions, i.e., running Processes.

Session Variables are specific to that instance of the Process. If two instances of the same process are running at the same time, they will both have the same Session Variables but the Session Variables will have different values.

Session Variables need no setup in System Manager. Data Items exposed as Session Variables are writable. Session Variables can be viewed and modified from Control Room.

194) What is Blue Prism’s Delivery Roadmap?

Blue Prism’s Delivery Roadmap which contains the following stages:

An IPA is a tool used to shape the information available at the early stage of a project into a brief document highlighting the significant points.

195) What is the main purpose of a Process Definition Document (PDD)?

The main purpose of a Process Definition Document (PDD) is to describe the manual process that is to be automated.

Once a process has been defined, the quality of the PDD can be evaluated by using it as a stepby-step instruction manual. A perfect PDD would enable a novice with no prior knowledge of a business process to work cases correctly.

196) What is the Functional Requirements Questionnaire (FRQ)?

The Functional Requirements Questionnaire (FRQ) provides a quick checklist of the required details and areas for consideration.

197) What is the purpose of the Solution Design Document (SDD)?

The purpose of the Solution Design Document (SDD) is to describe how Blue Prism will automate the process described in the PDD.

198) What is the Operational Impact Document (OID)?

The Operational Impact Document (OID) is required to inform the client operation team of their responsibilities once the automated solution is in place. It is a description of the change that will be impacted upon them once the solution has been successfully implemented.

In the same way that the PDD should be played out, a workshop to walk through of the SDD and OID should be carried out to check the proposed automated solution and its effect on the wider business.

199) What is a Process Design Instruction (PDI)?

A Process Design Instruction (PDI) is intended to be a blueprint from which a process can be developed.

The low-level information excluded from the SDD for the sake of clarity should be included in the PDI.

Like a PDI, the Object Design Instruction (ODI) is created as a blueprint from which business objects can be developed.

200) Blue Prism Lifecycle

Phase 1

The tester/ developer work together to prove that the solution conforms to the captured PDD

Phase 2

A repeat of Phase 1, but here the tests will be carried out with live data testing is mostly in Process Studio

Phase 3

The process solution is deployed into the test environment for final acceptance testing Important to test that the solution can handle an increase in volume Exposes any remaining defects, performance or environmental issues These processes run only in Blue Prism control room Once acceptance criteria has been met a full test report is published to the client for sign off before the process can be deployed into production.