blue prism web service

blue prism using web services

We will learn about “blue prism web service” in this tutorial. currently, BP supports the calling of soap service, in settings you can expose a web service and call it in your process. Once implemented, Blue Prism quickly becomes a secure repository that contains detailed information about the various systems and business processes that are available to be processed and worked by the virtual workforce provided by Blue Prism.

                                                           Blue Prism has more features and capabilities when it comes to automate business processes securely keeping scaling in the context all the time. If some come with a scenario where a service or process needs to be call using Web API without accessing GUI which normally exists. For example medical companies has to correctly live validate any information they label on medicine and want to get approval from medicine department. Also similar way if  insurance may have API exposed to, possibly, create policy or claim. 

Below are the steps for configuring a web service withing bp and call appropriate methods to automate the business process.

let see a basic example where  we will perform basic calculating task using Web WSDL API.

Step 1: Open blue prism studio,

  • Go to System Tab -> Web Services (Inside Objects in navigation) -> Click on “Add Service” link. It will open a popup to configure API
Step 2:
  • Blue Prism asks to supply Web Service URL (Make sure API is WSDL only, Blue Prism doesn’t support REST APIs) then click on next button to supply credentials

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BP Services Key Points.

  • Web services are natively SOAP, WSDL-based services. Blue prism can expose Business Objects as SOAP services and consume an external SOAP web service.
  • BP also provides support for REST web services via a series of VBOs (REST, HTTP, JSON).
  • It can consume REST web services using the REST VBO; however, it cannot expose REST web services and does not provide native support for creating them.”

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