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3127834 - IRPA Feature Limitations


SAP Business ByDesign provides customers with automatically provisioned Intelligent Robotic Automation, managed by SAP in a specially prepared sub-account of the SAP Business Technology Platform. As a result, IRPA features that require the customer to access the underlying BTP account are not currently available to SAP Business ByDesign customers


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  • REST APIs and API Trigger

You cannot currently use REST APIs to start and manage bots, or to download monitoring data. This restriction also applies to executing API triggers, as described in Execute a Trigger of Type API. At present, API triggers are not supported for unattended bots.

You can use Intelligent Automation for SAP Business ByDesign for:

- Scheduled, unattended bots

- Manually triggered, attended bots

Notifiers are only impacted when used with an API trigger (they can still be used with a scheduled trigger).

  • Extract Document Information with Template feature from Document Information Extraction

You cannot create a document template artifact to extract information from a document using the DOX UI template because the DOX UI role needs to be defined in BTP, which is not exposed to customers. Currently you can only Extract Document Information with OCR and Extract Document Information without Template.

  • Business Technology Platform Destinations

At present, the Destination (link to the new help) feature is not supported. The Configuration page for destinations remains empty and SAP Business ByDesign customers cannot add destinations themselves. API notifiers can be used only without destinations.

  • SAP Cloud ALM Integration

SAP Cloud ALM Integration which allows SAP Cloud Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform to monitoring environment backlog and status of automation processes is not supported for the ByDesign implementation of Intelligent RPA as it needs access to BTP Cockpit for setup.


IRPA; Limitations; DOX template; DOX UI; API trigger , KBA , AP-ML-RPA-PRV , ByDesign - Robotics process Automation - Tenant Provisioning , Product Enhancement


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