Applies to:
Foxtrot RPA, Foxtrot Classic, Foxtrot Legacy — all versions

Summary:
You may have scripts that run via batch file within Windows Task Scheduler. Depending on the parameters of the scheduled task, these scripts may be configured to open Foxtrot and automatically run a script. These scheduled tasks have worked without issue in previous versions of Foxtrot (i.e. versions 11, 10, 9, etc…), however, after upgrading, the task fails to run as expected.

Resolution:
This is due to the fact that the application names for the Foxtrot Suite have been changed, starting with Foxtrot Suite Version 10.

Foxtrot Suite Application Names

File Path

Foxtrot Administrator Product Name File Path
Versions 1-9 Foxtrot Admin Center [Installation Path]\FTAdmin.exe
Versions 10 and up Foxtrot Administrator [Installation Path]\FoxtrotAdministrator.exe
Foxtrot Extender Product Name File Path
Versions 1-9 Foxtrot X [Installation Path]\FTX\FTX.exe
Versions 10 and up Foxtrot Extender [Installation Path]\FTX\FoxtrotExtender.exe
Foxtrot Legacy Product Name File Path
Versions 1-9 Foxtrot LE [Installation Path]\FTClient.exe
Versions 10 and up Foxtrot Legacy [Installation Path]\FoxtrotLegacy.exe
Foxtrot Classic Product Name File Path
Versions 1-9 FoxtrotOne [Installation Path]\FoxtrotOne.exe
Versions 10 & 11 Foxtrot [Installation Path]\Foxtrot.exe
Versions 12 and up Foxtrot Classic [Installation Path]\Foxtrot.exe
Foxtrot RPA Product Name File Path
Versions 11 and lower N/A N/A
Versions 12 and up Foxtrot RPA [Installation Path]\Foxtrot\Foxtrot.exe
FoxBot Product Name File Path
Versions 11 and lower N/A N/A
Versions 12 and up FoxBot [Installation Path]\Foxtrot\RPABot.exe

Typically, the first command line within a batch file relating to Foxtrot will open the desired Foxtrot Suite application by specifying the file location. For a default install, this line may read:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxtrot Suite\FoxtrotOne.exe

For a batch file that opens the Foxtrot (formally FoxtrotOne) application. To adhere to the new product names, any instance of the old product names in a batch file should be replaced with the respective new name. In the example above, the line should be amended to read:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxtrot Suite\Foxtrot.exe

When upgrading to versions 12 or above, you will also have to keep in mind the file extension of you projects to ensure you are referencing the correct Foxtrot.exe file. For example, for a default installation, if your batch previously read:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxtrot Suite\Foxtrot.exe /Open C:\Automation\Project1.fsp

After converting the project in Foxtrot RPA, it will now need to be updated to:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxtrot Suite\Foxtrot\Foxtrot.exe /Open C:\Automation\Project1.fox

Note the difference between the two in the executable’s file path, and the project’s file extension.

 

Last Modified 05/03/2017