Posted: 3 May 2019 1:05 EDT Last activity: 6 May 2019 9:18 EDT
How to interrogate Google Map to calculate distance
We are using Google Map in our transport BPM application to calculate fare between 2 points after deriving kilometers by calling Google map API. Currently this step is manual. Is there anyway in Pega to introduce RPA to automate this step? If so then please give me some brief steps to be done in Pega and Openspan to enable automatic calculation of distance.
You can call the service via a C# script in Pega Robotics. I am not sure if the REST component will have the token ability required (I assume that is how you'd authenticate with the Google API, but I am not sure), but you can try to use it. If you already have the code in your BPM application, then I would convert it to C# and use the script component to call it. If you are attempting to automate the web page, that would be less efficient, especially considering that you already have the code to call the API. I did verify that you could potentially interrogate the fields though, but it is a multi-step process to automate a search in that manner.