AMTrigger - Schedule


When a task is triggered, a pre-named (or fixed field) dataset called AMTrigger is created and populated with a collection of data related to the event or condition that initially triggered execution. AMTrigger is a standard AutoMate dataset which can be used within a task to examine particular characteristics about the initiated trigger, such as the type of event that activated the trigger, when it occurred and  what computer it occurred on.


The total number of fields that AMTrigger creates during runtime and what they are named depends largely on the trigger that launched the task. Each trigger contains its own set of unique AMTrigger values. The table below lists the AMTrigger values related to the Schedule trigger. For more details about an individual AMtrigger value, click the associated link.


Data Type




Indicates to the task whether the schedule trigger launched past it's next launch date/time. This can occur if the computer was turned off or the AutoMate Task Service was not running when the task was initially scheduled to run. If the task was late, the value returned is 1. Otherwise, it will be 0.