Are you looking to automate your business but intimidated by your lack of coding experience? Do you feel like you’re falling behind without any new complicated technology? Are you overwhelmed by all the new technological processes your competitors are using? Studio X through UiPath may be the solution for you.

Designed for citizen developers who want to automate simple, everyday tasks, regular business users can now create their own automations without any programming experience. Not only can Studio X get you started on your projects, but it can also help you understand how to identify which tasks are perfect for publishing. 

Here are a few frequently asked questions to give you a better look on how Studio X could fit your business needs. 

A Quick Rundown and FAQs:

What is Studio X?

Simply put, Studio X is a no code platform from UiPath for business users to automate everyday business tasks. It has many integrations and templates that allow for a wide range of automations, and is designed for individuals without prior programming experience or expertise in process automation

What can Studio X do?

  • Quickly builds automation: makes it easy to create a robot by providing a no-code drag-and-drop construction, a friendly interface, and pre-designed templates and scenarios. Believe it or not, this process can be done in less than an hour. 
  • Provides fully functional project templates for an easy start – even includes scenarios to practice techniques to automate simple actions. Once you get practicing, you’ll be a pro in no time. 
  • Uses everyday apps to automate daily work: is integrated with common apps such as Microsoft Office, Gmail, and Microsoft Outlook, making it easy to complete your everyday work with what you already have. 
  • Can be shared with others: You have the power to run and schedule your robots with the UiPath Assistant to then share with coworkers or friends – and they sure will love you for it. 

Learn more from in this Demo led by Ashlings own RPA Developer, Grant Gernes:

Do I need to be able to code? 

Not at all…Studio X was made for business users who do not have coding experience or expertise, but still want to automate their own repetitive tasks – As long as you can simplify the tasks into separate steps.

How can I get myself familiar with using it?

If you are nervous about jumping in too quick, there are a variety of helpful resources to familiarize yourself with Studio X. 

  1. Here’s a short introductory video and a step-by-step guide to create your first automation project. 
  2. Check out these scenarios to show you how to create automations in different situations
  3. Take a training course for free with UiPath Academy

With these lessons and resources, Studio X makes sure your transition into this space is smooth and educational. 

How do I set it up?

To get started, follow these basic steps to get you on your way to a successful Studio X set up.

  1. Install UiPath Studio and choose Studio X
  2. Install Excel add-ins and other extensions in order to easily switch between platforms when creating your automations. This switchability is a huge perk – trust us. 
  3. Start a task automation project
  4. Craft your automation by selecting activities, automation tests, and other necessary adjustments. This is the fun part – make it your own!
  5. Launch the project and send it to the UiPath Robot to execute. We know you will be impressed. 

How is it governed?

For access and control, businesses are equipped with a file-based governance system, which can be deployed locally or externally with a single registry key. If you are looking for even more control, businesses have the power and freedom to make their own rules where they can enforce particular settings, policies, or behaviors. What’s more, to know what users are doing with Studio X, there are execution logs with all information from automations, including the emails sent with Outlook activities. With these measures, you can be confident in your power with Studio X. 

What is the Studio Family of Products?

In addition to Studio X, there is Studio and StudioPro. Here’s a quick rundown of what each does:

  • Studio: Used by RPA developers who are trying to build complex unattended or attended process automations
  • Studio Pro: Used by specialized RPA developers who are using the most advanced Studio IDE containing testing tools, advanced RPA features, and advanced coding services

Together, Studio X, Studio, and Studio Pro complete the Studio family of products that offer governance, organization, and control to not only fit your company needs, but also give everyone the capability to create their own robot. Here’s what the full family can offer you:

  • Source control
  • Powerful debugging
  • Automation of any user interface
  • Command palette
  • Activity Libraries
  • Documentation, tutorials, and free classes

What is the Project Notebook? 

The Project Notebook is an Excel file that is a part of each process within Studio X. The Project Notebook is used to store all the values that the robot will be using during an automation. This could be an email address, a file path, dates, and other necessary values. Using the Project Notebook helps to keep projects organized and makes it easier for others to view and update in the future as needed. It’s also a great place to store and organize these important steps int he process.

What Can Project Notebook Do?

If you are still confused about the Project Notebook, here are just a few specific applications of the notebook within Studio X:

  • Monthly automations
  • Email reconciliations 
  • Input folders
  • Output file paths
  • Concatenated file extensions 

We hope these questions give you the answers you needed, as well as a basic understanding of what Studio X is all about and what it can offer. 

If you are interested in learning more – as we know you would be – check out Grant Gernes step-by-step video on how to leverage UiPath Project Notebook in Studio X. 

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Disclosure Statement: Ashling Partners is a partner of many of the technology companies mentioned in this article. 

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