Get Selected List Item Action—Setting Properties

The Get Selected List Item action is used to populate a variable or dataset with the contents of one or more selected items in a list view. This action is ordinarily preceded by one or more Select List Item actions. Any variable used must be created in an earlier step using the Create Variable action.

Important: Only standard Windows controls will work with the Get Selected List Item action. Many applications use images or other controls that may act like Windows controls but do not support the interfaces required to detect them. The Get Selected List Item action will not work with these controls. In these cases other interactivity actions must be used such as the Copy action.

To set Get Selected List Item properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Interactivity folder and double-click the Get Selected List Item action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. In the Action box, select Get first item selected, Get last item selected or Get all items selected.

  3. If possible, open the window containing the list you want to use. Then drag the AutoMate icon to the list. This will automatically populate the object description. If you cannot use the actual window containing the list, use a similar one and then edit the object description per the next step. You can also drag the AutoMate icon to the window that contains the list, and then click the Browse button and use the tree structure to find and select the object.

  4. If you need to make changes to the auto-populated properties, click Edit and change the properties according to the following guidelines:

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Get Selected List Item Action

About Datasets