Editing Task Steps

Many adjustments can be performed on any action once they are added to the Steps pane. Right-clicking one or more lines of code on the Steps pane opens a pop-up menu that displays a list of available options you can perform for those steps (as shown below). The same options can be found on the Ribbon as well.

Moving, Changing, or Deleting Steps


The Task Builder can be used to move, modify, disable or delete one or more existing steps of a task. It also contains Undo and Redo commands that apply to the various edit operations allowing you to undo an operation  in case you make a mistake or redo an operation in case you change your mind.

To move one or more steps up or down in the step sequence:

  1. In the Steps pane of the Task Builder, select the step or steps you want to move. To select a block of steps, hold down CTRL during selection.

  2. Click the Move Steps Up or Move Steps Down button located on the ribbon or right-click menu.

    OR

    Click the Cut button located on the ribbon or right-click menu, then click the step where you want to place the cut step, and click the Paste button. The step(s) will be placed above the selected step.

To increase or decrease indentation:

  1. In the Steps pane of the Task Builder window, select the step or steps you want to indent. To select a block of steps, hold down CTRL during selection.

  2. Click the Increase Indent button on the ribbon or right-click menu to increase indentation.

OR

Click the Decrease Indent button on the ribbon or right-click menu to decrease indentation.

To modify the properties of a step:

  1. In the Steps pane of the Task Builder window, double-click the step you want to modify or right-click the step and select Edit Step. The properties of that step appears.

  2. Enter your changes in the properties dialog box.

  3. Click OK to save changes and close the properties dialog box. If you decide not to save changes, simply click Cancel.

To delete a step:

  1. In the Steps pane of the Task Builder window, select the step or steps you wish to delete.

  2. Click the Delete button located on the Ribbon or right-click menu.

Disabling Specific Task Steps


Steps of a task can be disabled or enabled so that you can use or test different versions of the same task. The Enable button on the toolbar acts as a toggle to enable and disable the selected task step. When a step is disabled, it is treated as a comment and ignored when the task runs.

To disable or enable a task step:

  1. In the Steps pane of the Task Builder window, select the step you want to disable or enable.

  2. Click the Enable button on the ribbon's Step command group.

Undoing / Redoing Changes


To allow easy creation and editing of tasks, an Undo and Redo option is included as well.

To undo a change:

To redo a change after undo:

See Also

About Actions

Available Actions

Adding Task Steps