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Pega.Loader parameters

Updated on October 19, 2022

Use the Pega.Loader application to start Robot Runtime. The Pega.Loader application is part of the Pega Synchronization Engine and is installed when you install Robot Runtime.

If you choose to create desktop icons during the Robot Runtime installation, the Setup wizard creates the following icon:

Pega Robot Runtime desktop shortcut
Example of the Robot Runtime shortcut that starts the Pega.Loader application.

When you use Robot Manager, you seldom need to specify anything on the command line. The only parameter you would typically use with Robot Manager is –noSplash. This parameter hides the splash screen.

If you are not using Robot Manager, you can include the -d parameter to start Robot Runtime and use the Pega Synchronization Engine. In this scenario, you use the -d parameter to specify the deployment package that you want to load. The following example shows the syntax for starting the Pega.Loader application:

C:\{path to the Synchronization Engine install folder}\Pega.Loader.exe -d 
"path and project name"

The following parameters are available for use with the Pega.Loader application:

ParameterDescription
-b (--basic)Include this parameter to load the default settings to start Robot Runtime.
-v (--version)Enter the specific version that you want to load or enter latest to load the latest version. Your entry overrides the version of Robot Studio that the deployment package was created with, which is the default if you omit this parameter.
--noSplashInclude this parameter to suppress the splash screen.
-e (--exe)Specifies the Pega application that you want to launch. The program determines the path to the application, based on your entry for the --product parameter.
-p (--product)This parameter is for future use in Pega Workforce Intelligence implementations.
-d (--package)Only include this parameter if you want to start Robot Runtime and use the Pega Synchronization Engine without using Robot Manager. You use this parameter to specify the deployment package that you want to load.
--argsThe Pega.Loader.exe program passes all text on the command line after the --args parameter to the launched executable. Ensure that this is the last parameter on the command line.

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