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Without Excel Advanced: Set Session Variable, how do I set up a child bot?

  • 9 December 2021
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I've seen many of the answers given in the forum about this issue, but I still can't make it work as it's very confusing training with outdated material and I get lost in the changes I make to the bot.


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  1. Create a session variable in the parent bot used with the Open Excel action
  2. Create a session variable in the child bot, and mark it as "use as input"
  3. In the parent bot, use the Task Bot: Run action to call the child bot, mapping the session from parent to child.

 

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Thanks for the answer, but I still can't make it work. I don't understand the process.

 

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Where in the documentation can I see this process of setting up a child bot in practice? Thanks

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https://docs.automationanywhere.com/bundle/enterprise-v2019/page/enterprise-cloud/topics/aae-client/bot-creator/commands/share-session-across-bots.html

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I don't know what I'm looking at anymore 😥

 

Thanks anyway.

I don't know if I'm late, but have you checked you have the session variable as "output" in your first bot and as "input" in your second bot? You can't pass a variable if that variable is not checked as "output". That way you'll just have an empty variable because the value won't pass from one bot to another.

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