In SS&C | Blue Prism® Decipher IDP, exceptions can be used to manage documents with any issues. The aim of exceptions are:

  • Not interrupt the process flow for normal documents.
  • To keep track of all documents, including those that could not be processed.

Common examples of problem documents are:

  • Password protected PDF documents.
  • Documents loaded into the system in error.
  • Unnecessary pages - you can move the pages into a separate document and set that document as an exception. These documents can be deleted or reprocessed later via Admin Panel > Batches.

Documents with exception state can be automatically separated into new batches so the workflow can continue normally. Automated batch separation for exception documents can be set in Admin Panel > Batch types > General settings > Separate exception documents in new batches.

Generating exceptions

Exceptions can be automatically generated or applied manually.

Automatically generated exceptions

If a system component, such as input, image processing, or classification is unable to process a batch, the batch is automatically put into an exception state.

Manually marked exceptions

To manually mark a document as an exception during data verification, right-click the document’s thumbnail and select Set as an Exception.

  • Exception documents are not exported.
  • Exception documents can be automatically separated in their own batches. To manually mark an entire batch as an Exception click Session > Set batch as an exception.

Documents marked as exceptions are visually removed from the batch.

Exception reasons

When setting a document or a batch as an exception you must provide an exception reason and an exception description.

You can predefine exception reasons in the Document Type settings and in the Batch Type settings.

Predefined exception reasons

You can predefine exception reasons at batch type level via Admin Panel > Batch Types> Exception reasons.

You can set any Exception documents to be automatically separated into their own batches for later inspection or reprocessing. In that case the newly created batch is also set as an Exception batch.

Resolving exceptions

To view exceptioned documents and batches, go to Admin Panel > Batches and click Edit for the batch you want to resolve. (You can type Exception in the filter box to only show Exception batches.)

To reprocess the batch set Batch state to Open. This will return the batch to its previous state (ready for verify, ready for capture, etc.) and will mark any exception documents. Or, click Delete to delete the batch.

To unmark an exception document, click the Edit button for the batch you want to amend. The Edit Batch dialog displays.

Amend the State of the batch and select OCR, Capture or Verify from the Restart Batch at Role drop-down to reprocess the batch.