About Actions

Actions are the programmed operations that are available in AutoMate for creating the steps of a task. You could think of them as templates for task steps. A task consists of a series of steps that you put together to accomplish something. You use actions to create the steps that do the work of a task.

You build steps into a task using the Task Builder, which has 230+ available actions categorized into folders. Available actions include starting applications, sending keystrokes, clicking controls, uploading files, and much more. These actions can be further expanded by the use of variables , constants, and expressions.

In the Task Builder Available Actions pane, you can view all available actions. For a complete alphabetical list of actions, see Available Actions.

You build a task by dragging actions from the Available Actions list into the Steps pane of the Task Builder window. For more information, see Adding Task Steps.

See Also

Task Builder Quick Tour

About Creating Tasks

Finding Actions

Customizing the Available Actions Pane