Trigger Task Action—Setting Properties

The Trigger Task action is used to start a managed task as though it were triggered. When a task is started this way, its managed task properties, including priority settings, are effective. The parent task does not wait for the sub-task to run, but goes on to the next step as soon as the task is triggered.

The more usual way to start a sub-task is to use the Start Task action. This allows variables from the parent task to be available to the sub-task, and provides coordinated error handling.

To set Trigger Task properties

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

  1. If you are starting a managed task, select it in the Start a managed task box.

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

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

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

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Trigger Task Action