OpenSpan Interview Questions
Following are some of the most frequently asked Openspan interview questions in the interview, here are the answers for them.
1.What is Openspan?
Ans: Openspan is RPA(Robotic process Automation Tool) It can be used as standalone or it be integrated by visual studio by using its plug-in.This is one among other automation tools like UIPath, BluePrism, Automation etc
2.What is RPA ?
Ans: RPA is a software that creates software robots. Representing the future of process automation in enterprises as well as outsourcing entities, RPA takes into account that the world is moving increasingly towards automating tasks that are better performed by computers and allowing the human workforce to focus their attention on tasks that require creativity, judgment, and personal interaction.
3.What is Adapter in OpenSpan ?
Ans: The Adapter lets OpenSpan projects to interrogate with our target applications.There is a Windows application template for each type of Windows applications you want to work with in the project. Adding the Windows template adds an OpenSpan Adapter to the Project With Properties specific for use with Windows applications.
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4.What is ExcelConnector in OpenSpan?
Ans: ExcelConnector is used to read/write the data in to excel files.We can use this connectors to interact with excel file in our automation. To use this feature you must have installed the Office Connectors while installing the Studio for development and in runtime for deployment. When we install studio or runtime there is option to choose appropriate version of Office connectors.
5.What is Studio Development Environment in Openspan?
Ans: Studio Development Environment is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating, building, and testing Runtime projects.
6.What is WebAdapter ?
Ans: It enables OpenSpan Studio to interrogate with a Windows application for interrogation purposes. WebAdapter is used to interrogate the Microsoft Internet Explorer.
7.What is Universal WebAdapter?
Ans: Universal WebAdapter is used to interrogate the Web applications like Chrome and Fire fox.In order to use WebAdapter at the time of installation of Studio you must have installed the Chrome and Firefox extension.
8.What is The Difference Between Path and Target Path?
Ans: The Path and Target Path are the Properties of Windows Adapter and can be found in Properties Window.
Path - If the application that is required to run is from same folder where all other applications are installed or installed in any custom location then put the full path including the application and extension.
Target Path - If the desired application is opened by the another application Eg. you have written a .bat command to launch your application. Then path will contain the full path including extension of that .bat and target path will contain only application_name.extension of that application.
StartMethod should be set to start and wait to launch for that application mentioned in target path property.
9.What is the differentiation in PEGA Robotics with other RPA?
Ans: Robotic Automation system from Pega includes a Studio (Design Tool) based on Microsoft Visual Studio where the user can generate automation, as a runtime client, which runs the robotic automation on user's desktop, facilitated by a cloud-based Deployment Portal, which helps in implementing and managing the automation that are being developed by the user.
10.What is Object Explorer in Pega?
Ans: The Object Explorer lists commonly used .Net components and all OpenSpan custom components.
11.What is Studio's Integrated Development Environment?
Ans: Pega Robotic Automation Studio runs within the Visual Studio design environment. The environment is comprised of: the Menu toolbar, Standard toolbar, various Tool Windows docked or auto-hidden on the left, bottom, and right sides, as well as the Designer space. The tool windows, menus, and toolbars that are available depend on the type of project item with which you are working. You can easily move and dock windows using the visual guide diamond or temporarily hide windows using Auto-Hide.
12.What is the difference between Thin client and Thick Client ?
Ans: Thin Client : A Thin Client is browser based. This means that you don't need to install any heavy stuffs and it's available across platforms and is browser based.
Thick Client : A thick client is installed into the client side. It is still connected to the server, but most of the processing is done on client side. With thick client, there won't be much processing via the network. In a way, it will be a much faster option if your network is slow or congested.
13.What are the benefits of PEGA Robotics Automation Systems ?
Ans: With Pega Robotic Process Automation (RPA), organizations can automate the mundane, tedious, time-consuming, manual work that is hampering productivity and efficiency. Whether adjudicating claims, onboarding customers or employees, reconciling financials, updating customer information in systems record, Pega RPA can manage the work across your enterprise.
14.How to connect Oracle, SQL Server with OpenSpan?
Ans: To connect Oracle or SQL Server in OpenSpan under data tab OracleQuery and SQLQuery is available that can be used to connect with these databases. These return the DataSet to work and functions and properties are available.
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15.What is the difference between WaitAll and WaitAny ?
Ans: The WaitAll control will wait until All objects are Created.
The WaitAny component is used when any one object—screen, form, or application—in a group must be created before the user can proceed. This is useful when, for example, the group consists of three screens, each relating to a level of membership.
16.What is defined as attribute of interrogated control ?
Ans: Property is defined as an attribute of interrogated control.
17.Which Section of object explorer contains the buttons to select an object properties,events or methods for an Automation ?
Ans: Object Inspector object explorer contains the buttons to select an object properties,events or methods for an Automation.
18.What is HookChildProcesses ?
Ans: The HookChildProcesses property applies to Windows and web application adapters.This property applies when one application starts other applications and the spawned applications are required for the solution.
- In this case, set the Path or the StartPage property to identify the application that spawns the other applications.
- Next, set the HookChildProcesses property to True so that you can interrogate any application that is spawned by the Path or StartPage application.
- Set the adapter's StartMethod property to Start.
19.What is InteractionManager and how it works ?
Ans: The InteractionManager component connects all customer interactions through the configuration of its properties, events and methods.This component maintains a direct link to the contents of the interaction.xml configuration File and stores the context values defined for each interaction.
These context values appears as component properties.There can be only one InteractionManager component per referenced project ina deployment package,and its existence enables the connectivity of the framework’s activities and tasks.
20.What Are The Competitors of PEGA RPA?
Ans: Some other Popular RPA is Blue Prism, Edge Verve, Automation Anywhere, Datamatics, etc.