A task is one of the primary elements in AutoMate's structure and design. A task is essentially a series of steps that are assembled sequentially to complete a certain goal. A major point of task construction is selecting the appropriate actions/activities to add as steps to the task. This can be accomplished within the Task Builder by dragging the desired action from the Available Actions pane onto the Steps pane. During this process, a dialog window appears displaying the selected action’s available properties which are categorized into different tabs. For example, if selecting the Run action from the Available Actions pane, the properties dialog illustrated below appears.
Depending on the action being chosen, certain parameters must be entered with valid data in order to properly add the action to the Steps pane. For instance, the Run action is used to run a specified program or document. This action requires information to be entered in the Run parameter, which should specify the full path and file name to the EXE, COM, BAT, or CMD file you wish to run.
After the action’s properties are set and the proper parameters assigned, clicking the OK button saves the settings and closes the properties dialog. The action then becomes a step and its settings are then displayed in the Steps pane.
NOTE: To find more information regarding the parameters of each action, click the More Info link or press F1.
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