Start Task Action - Setting Properties

The Start Task action is used to start a sub-task from within a parent task. The task started can be a managed task or an external task. This action is commonly used to allow the same series of steps to be used in multiple tasks. The series of steps to be reused is saved as its own task and can then be started from any other task.

Note: The sub-task must be stored on the local machine and must be in the specified location at run time.

To set Start Task properties:

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the AutoMate folder and double-click the Start Task action or drag it into the Steps pane. The following Dialog window appears:

  1. In the General tab properties under the Task file to start parameter, click the corresponding folder icon to navigate to the AutoMate task file (.AML file) that this action should execute or enter the full path and file name in the field provided.

  2. If you want to use a custom description, click the Description tab, select Use custom step description, and type the description. This description will display in the Steps pane in place of the default description.

  3. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  4. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  5. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Start Another Task Action

Working with Subtasks