The Task Builder is used to visually construct and examine the steps that an AutoMate task should carry out when it is run (either manually or automatically with the use of a trigger). Task steps are created by visually dragging-and-dropping AutoMate Actions from an actions palette and placing them in the sequence desired for execution. This eliminates the need to write code or create batch files. A task can be composed of a single action or hundreds of actions, depending on what it is designed to perform.
To ensure that newly created tasks are working properly before they are put into production, the Task Builder includes a variety of testing and debugging features that provide detailed, real time information about a task, which aids a developer in monitoring and debugging tasks as they are being constructed.
Task Builder is the primary interface used to construct and test the steps of a task. It contains a variety of debug tools to allow developers to conveniently examine tasks while they are being constructed. Task Builder operations include the following:
Simple drag-and-drop task construction
Edit steps of a task
Use search feature to find actions / activities
Print or e-mail task steps
Customize the Task Builder interface
Test tasks using available Run options
Viewing debug data via the Debug pane
Creating expressions via the Expression Builder
The Task Builder is used to build and test task specific steps that should be carried out when the task is run. However, it does not handle the creation of a task, triggering (such as scheduling the task to run automatically), workflow management or system settings. For this, use the Server Management Console or Workflow Designer.
Server Management Console Quick Tour
Workflow Designer Quick Tour
The Task Builder is used to build and test task specific steps that should be carried out when the task is run (or triggered automatically). However, it does not handle the creation of a task, triggering (such as scheduling the task to run automatically) or system settings. For this, use the Task Administrator.
You can access the Task Builder in several different ways:
When creating a new task by clicking the New button from the Task Administrator, opening the Add Task Wizard and clicking Create Steps on the Create Steps screen.
When editing an existing task by selecting it from the Task Administrator, clicking the Steps button or right-clicking the task and selecting Steps from the right-click menu that appears.
By opening Task Builder directly from the Windows Start button or from its location in the AutoMate program folder. The default location is usually C:/Program Files\AutoMate 9\AMTB.exe
Adding Task Steps
Task Administrator Quick Tour