AutoMate Task Administrator (AMTA)

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Overview

Task Administrator is the primary graphical interface for centralized administration and deployment of all AutoMate tasks. It is designed to help users find important information faster and allow them to interact directly with content. It enables Remote Administration, which facilitates deployment of local tasks onto one or more remote AutoMate clients. The Output/Execution panel provides real-time insight regarding the status and condition of running tasks as well as system and audited events. This allows greater control over the processes being automated as well as greater insight into the success and failure of individual tasks.

With the Task Administrator, you can save time and eliminate repetitiveness by setting or modifying specific global and system preferences such as SQL connection, default user, task error handling, mail server, and many other settings, conveniently from a central location. The Task Administrator interface is designed for easy navigation and task creation. To allow more workspace, certain panels or sections can be toggled on/off with a click of a button.  

AMTA Sections

Sections of the Task Administrator are illustrated above and arranged below in alphabetical order. For more information about a specific section, click its associated link.

Section

Description

Top Panel

Displays the title of the current page and contains buttons that perform the most common task related operations.

Main Panel

This pane is where most AutoMate related operations are administered. This pane becomes populated with contents of the selected view depending on which button is selected from the left Navigation Pane. For example, if the Tasks button is selected from the Navigation Pane, the main window pane displays a list of folders, sub-folders and managed tasks in reference to the AutoMate client you are currently connected to.

 Navigation Bar

Contains buttons that enable one-click access to the four main pages in Task Administrator: Tasks, Calendar, Logs and Options.

Side Panel

Provides a way to organize the information you want to access quickly, without cluttering your workspace and allows easy navigation to the different folders and sub-folders containing managed tasks.

Output/Status Panel

Displays real-time information regarding the status and condition of running tasks as well as system and audited events. From this section, you can view various execution statistics such as when a task started and ended as well as whether it ran successfully or failed. Upon failure, verbose information about the generated error will be displayed. You can also view system related information such as when the AutoMate service started, when the Task Administrator established connection with a remote client and which client the connection was made with.

Status Bar

Appears along the bottom of the Task Administrator, directly below the Navigation Bar and displays information such as the current display zoom percentage and global task triggering on/off status.