UiPath Studio Guide

About Updating

Versioning Scheme

Our versioning scheme has a major.minor.patch structure, which works as follows:

  • The major number represents the year the release is delivered in and changes with a major update.
  • The minor number is incremented each time a functionality is added, under the form of a minor update.
  • The patch number is incremented every time a patch containing bug fixes is released.

Important!

If the entire UiPath suite is installed on a single machine, and you want to update from an older version to v2018.3, you are required to first do so on Orchestrator and then Studio and Robot. If you first update your Studio to v2018.3, your Orchestrator instance is removed. This is due to a change in the installers' Upgrade Code and is not going to be necessary for other subsequent updates.

Updating to a Major Version

Important!

If you are updating from v2017.1, v2018.1, or v2018.2, note that all old local activities packages are lost. Please back up before updating.

Enterprise Edition

You can upgrade a 2016.2 or 2017.1 version of Studio activated with an Enterprise license directly to the latest version by simply running the UiPathStudio.msi installer on your machine. None of your settings or projects are lost after doing this.

It is also possible to use UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe to update Studio, as well as Orchestrator and Robot, on the same machine. However, please note that this installer does not accept command line arguments.

Please keep in mind that, upon upgrade from v2018.2 to higher versions, the activities packages are cumulated in the C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio\Packages folder.

If you have projects created with a Studio version prior to v2018.3, and they have dependencies in the %localappdata%/UiPath/Activities folder, add the path as a feed in Package Manager, so that the projects can reference them.

Note:

The location of the activity packs has changed from %programdata%\UiPath\Activities in 2016.2 to %localappdata%\UiPath\Activities in 2018.1.

This means that, when updating from 2016.2 to 2018.1, 2018.2, or 2018.3, the activity packs must be reinstalled to work properly. More info can be found in the Managing Activities Packages chapter.

Community Edition

Due to the auto-update feature of the Community Edition, any Studio activated with a Community Edition license is automatically updated to the latest version.

If you manually update your Community Edition Studio, the existing UiPath Chrome extension is removed from your browser. Please note that this does not occur if you enable the auto-update feature.

For more information, see the About Licensing chapter.

Updating to a Minor Version

Updating UiPath Studio is performed differently according to the type of license that is activated on your machine. There are two possible scenarios:

Enterprise Edition

This version can be updated by navigating to the UiPath website and downloading the newest version of the UiPath Studio installer (UiPathStudio.msi). Running the installer automatically replaces all the old files without modifying any of your settings.

It is also possible to use UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe to update Studio, as well as Orchestrator and Robot, on the same machine. However, please note that this installer does not accept command line arguments.

Please keep in mind that, upon upgrade from v2018.3 to higher versions, the activities packages are cumulated in the C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio\Packages folder.

Note:

The Enterprise version does not feature the update channel switcher which allows selecting between the Stable and Beta version.

Community Edition

The Community Edition is always up to date, as it automatically updates itself as soon as a new version is available, be it Stable or Beta.

You can choose between the two update channels, Stable or Beta, from the Start Backstage view, in the Help tab.

Please note that once you change your selection, you have to restart the application for the change to take effect.

If you manually update your Community Edition Studio, the existing UiPath Chrome extension is removed from your browser. The content of the current UiPath folder from %localappdata%\UiPath installation folder is removed and the setup fails if you previously performed selections with UI Explorer in a Java application. Please note that these issues do not occur if you enable the auto-update feature.