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UiPath Custom Activity

UIPath Custom Activity to Generate a SSRS Report

The UiPath Custom Activity in this demo will generate a report that is hosted in SSRS and save it with a specific name in a specific location. (The report will be saved in a PDF format).  You should be able to create a Custom Activity for any other functionality that might be required where the current activities within UiPath does not meet your desired outcome.

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AI Facial Recognition Using UiPath

How to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Facial Recognition using UiPath

In this blog we use a facial recognition Artificial Intelligence cognitive service for recognising a human face for the purpose of identity verification.

A typical scenario is an identity verification process when applying for credit.  The person applying for credit uploads an image of their government issued passport or driving licence and also uploads a selfie using a mobile phone registered to them.

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How to create an automatic updater for an application using .net

Most of the automatic updaters require a FTP connection to pull the updates from the server and push it to the clients. Sometimes this FTP might create some security threats for the server and the organisation as a whole. In this article, we are going to see an alternative way of creating an automatic updater just by using a database.

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K2 5.3 New Release Features

Low-Code software experts K2 have announced the full extent of the new 5.3 release which came out during early May, our team of tech experts have been getting to grips with the numerous enhancements to the platform, here’s a quick rundown of what’s new and what we really like.

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Excel Export in Mendix

Excel Export in Mendix

Exporting to Microsoft Excel is an important day-to-day requirement of many business users, however, in Mendix there is presently no out-of-the-box feature that allows you to directly export to an Excel file. This blog will describe the process of configuring a 3rd party control that will give the ability to export Mendix data directly to Excel.


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Custom Java in Mendix

Custom Java Actions in Mendix

There is no direct way in Mendix where we can call Java code.  To include any custom Java code, we can use Java Actions.  This article will cover the steps on how to add and make use of a Java Action. We will be using simple Java program for different mathematical calculation operations – for example, Add, Subtract and Multiply.

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Configuring an Anonymous K2 SmartForms Runtime site

In K2, it is possible to create multiple runtime sites with different authentication types in the same server. In this article we will see how to create an anonymous K2 SmartForms Runtime site with anonymous access for public users.

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Retain a K2 List View Page Number Using jQuery

K2 doesn’t provide out-of-the-box functionality to retain the list view page number after a list is refreshed. Whenever a user edits and saves a record on any given page, the user will then be navigated back to first page of the list view.  We can overcome this frustrating issue by using a combination of jQuery and view rules.

This article will take you through a step-by-step solution on how to retain the list view page number after a list refresh with the help of jQuery.

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Enable Scroll Functionality in K2 List View

Freeze K2 List View Header

How often do you view a list of data and find that the column headers disappear as you scroll?  This is often due to the list not having its column headers fixed and can be frustrating as you need to keep scrolling back to the top locate your position.  Look no further, this how to guide provides a step-by-step solution on how to implement the scrolling functionality on a List View once it reaches a particular number of records in the list.

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Google Analytics in K2 Application

Enabling Google Analytics in a K2 SmartForm

Adding Google Analytics in a K2 SmartForm is just as easy as enabling it on a conventional web application. This process can be further simplified when using a common view within the K2 application. 

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