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Sample Task: AutoMate Holiday List

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This month’s sample task will demonstrate one of the numerous ways to use the AutoMate holiday list when scheduling tasks or workflows.

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Sample Workflow: Query Access Database & Call a Web Service

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This month’s sample workflow demonstrates how to use AutoMate’s Web Services and XML actions to schedule an automated process to connect and retrieve data from a Microsoft Access database. In this example we will retrieve a list of stock symbols and their current prices. The data retrieved is then populated and stored in a shared dataset in the workflow.

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Sample Workflow: SQL Query DB & FTP Upload Excel Report

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This month’s sample workflow demonstrates how to schedule an automated process to connect and retrieve data from a database, generate a date-stamped Excel report from the retrieved data and upload it to an FTP server. The sample workflow utilizes several groups of AutoMate actions and it also demonstrates how to send an email notification to the administrators on error.

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OCR & Active Directory Sample Task

The new AutoMate and BPA Server 9 OCR actions have the ability to read, extract and convert ANY type of image, such as a bitmap, jpeg, png, pdf or tiff file into text for electronic automation and importation. Our extensive set of Windows Active Directory actions provides creating, modifying and managing any type of Object, User or Group. This task will read a name, address and telephone number from an application image, and create an Active Directory User with AutoMate's OCR, Active Directory, Loop and Flow Control Actions.

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Get @Mentions Tweets and Populate to Excel

This sample task connects to your personal or company Twitter account, reads all tweets in the @Mentions tab, populates them in an Excel spreadsheet by Date Created, Twitter Message, and Twitter User, and sends an email notification with an Excel attachment. This task allows you to automate the monitoring of all activities related to your Twitter account on a regular basis without having to logon to Twitter or manually parse through large volumes of data.

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Create/Send Encrypted AS2 Message

This sample task demonstrates how AutoMate creates an AS2 message containing an XML file attachment called book.xml, encrypts the message using a certificate native to AS2 and digitally signs the message using a certificate and key. The AS2 message is then transmitted over the internet (EDIINT).

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Send Email To SMS

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can use the Send Email action to send a short email and have it delivered to a mobile phone as SMS.

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Create AD (Active Directory) Users From .CSV File

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can create AD (Active Directory) users from a .CSV file.

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Remove Extension From File Name

This sample task will demonstrate how to remove the extension from a file name using the ExtractFileName(), Left() and InStrRev() functions.

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VMware: Create and Manage your VM Snapshots

This sample task creates new snapshots of your VM(s) every day, and then deletes snapshots that are older than 10 days.

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Send Email SMTP For AOL, GMAIL, HOTMAIL, And YAHOO

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can send email using the SMTP servers of the various webmail services (AOL, GMAIL, HOTMAIL, YAHOO).

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Delete Last Line of a File (vbscript)

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can delete the last line in a text file using vbscript.

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Create File of a Specific Size

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can create a file with a specific size using the fsutil utility.

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Delete Last Line of a File

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can delete the last line in a text file.

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Connect Terminal: Determine if Line is Busy

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can determine if a telephone number is busy.

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Check for Files That are Zero Bytes

This task will loop through a folder and check for any files that are zero bytes or empty using the function FileLen() to get the size of the file. An IF conditional is used to evaluate whether it is less than 1 byte in size. If the file is 0 bytes a message dialog will be displayed that the file is zero bytes in size.

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Rename File to its Parent Folder Name

This sample task will demonstrate how AutoMate can rename a filename to its parent folder name.

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Even / Odd Number Determination

Sometimes, AutoMate users need to determine whether a number is odd or even in an AutoMate task. For example, some tasks should only execute on even days. In other cases, a user needs to know whether there is an odd or even number of files in a given folder before looping through them.

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Process Status Report Task

This task retrieves the status of approximately 200 backend database processes from 15 UNIX machines and generates web report listing the status of all processes on each backend machine.

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FTP - Loop Through Currently Uploading Files

This task will demonstrate how AutoMate can download a file that is still being uploaded to an FTP folder. AutoMate sends the long_list command to the FTP server folder you are looking at, creates variables for the file name and size, and then loops through the size of the file every 15 seconds to see if the size is still changing.

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