October 2020


Upload Docker Containers Through the Container Registry

Containerized functions can now integrate with container registries such as Azure Container Registry & DockerHub. This assists automation designers in quickly integrating existing Docker containers into Hero_Flow.  

Upload Docker Containers From Google Drive

Docker containers can also be imported into Hero_Flow from Google Drive to circumvent challenges uploading large Docker containers into the platform.

Upload Compressed Docker Image Files

Hero_Flow now supports uploading Docker image files in a compressed format (.tgz and .tar.gz). The ability to use compressed files minimizes the time required to upload Docker images and helps with storage space management.

Delete Docker Images

While it has always been possible to delete Docker functions, administrators are now able to delete individual Docker images as well.

Binary Data Support for Docker Containerized Functions

When developing containerized functions, you no longer need to encode/decode fields containing binary data. The native support of binary data types in containerized function Inputs/Outputs help make the automations more efficient with less code.

Export Multiple Flows

Users backing up Flows now have the option to export multiple Flows at the same time.

Splunk Friendly Logging

Automation Hero has updated the logging format (Date and Time) so that it coincides with Splunk's logging format.

All logs are written in the /var/log/ path and follow the format:


Set Number of Tuples per File in CSV Outputs

You can now set the number of tuples written to each file in a CSV Output. 

Time Changes When Scheduling Flows

There are updates to how changing time zones and passing daylight savings time affects Flow schedules

Google Calendar Connection and Input

Hero_Flow has added the ability to build a Connection and create Inputs for Google Calendar.

Microsoft Graph Connection and Input

Hero_Flow has added the ability to build a Connection and create Inputs for Microsoft Graph.

Microsoft Graph Flow Functions


MicrosoftGraphDeleteEmail deletes email using a Microsoft Graph connection. 


MicrosoftGraphMarkEmailAsRead marks email as read using a Microsoft Graph connection.


MicrosoftGraphMoveEmailToFolder moves email to another folder using a Microsoft Graph connection.

Create a Connection with SSH to Unix Based Systems

Create a secure connection to another computer using Automation Hero's new SSH Connector.

SSH Flow Function

After creating a Connection with SSH, perform SSH commands within a Flow using this Lookup function.

SQL Manipulation Functions (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE)

Use the new SQL Data Manipulation function to perform data manipulation in databases with INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE commands.

Hero_Flow Quality of Life Improvements

Based on user feedback, there is now improved user experience with pop-up windows.

  • Before, if you clicked a space on the screen outside the Hero_Flow pop-up, the pop-up window would close.
  • Now, clicking outside of a pop-up window no longer closes the window. Pop-up windows can be closed with the ESC key or by clicking the Cancel button.


Task Progression Bar Displays Tasks "In Progress"

The task progression bar in Robin has been improved to show ROBIN_ADMIN (Robin team leaders) the tasks that have the status "In progress".

This capability allows Robin team leaders to get a quick snapshot on what tasks are in progress.

Task Progress Bar Only Displays Specific User Stats

A Robin skill can be set so the task progress bar only reflects counters for specific Robin end user tasks. 

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcut keys have been introduced to help Robin users move even faster and more comfortably through their tasks.

View Time Zone Information Within Tasks

DATE_TIME values with a time component now display the time zone in the Robin task list and in each task.

Add Custom List Items

Set up a Robin Output to accept custom values for List data type fields.

This change allows automation designers to give Robin users a choice between selecting available options from the tuple or adding a new custom value that is not available in the populated list.

Robin Custom Component Error Handling

Robin custom component error handling has been updated.

  • Before, if a custom component was added to a Robin Output and an error occurred, the entire Robin application could not function.
  • Now, if a custom component has an error, an error is displayed on the task details page to help custom component developers resolve the problem

Binary File Display Updates in Robin: Document Review

The binary data type files in Robin have been improved.

Automation designers now have an additional feature, Document Review, when creating a Robin Output with binary data. Selecting document review for your PDF files allows Robin app users to expand the document to fully view in a side panel.

The current “File” UI component for binary field types can still be used to display images or allow automation designers to populate other types of files as needed for the use case.

Robin Document Panel Quality of Life Improvements

To help Robin end users feel a bit more comfortable viewing documents on a task details page, Automation Hero has implemented the following changes:

  • When a document is displayed in the Robin task details it now takes 50% of the screen width so that it is easier to read.

  • When using a smaller screen resolution, users may still enlarge the document. When they open the document from the Robin task details page, the document will be opened as a dialog overtaking the full task details screen.

  • The document review component in Robin has been optimized to handle larger PDF files. This update avoids unnecessary processing of entire the binary data to determine whether the content is a PDF or not. This drastically improves the rendering time of PDF files.
  • Keyboard shortcuts have been added. Pressing the ESC key now closes the document preview when in focus.