Tasks are one of the primary elements in AutoMate's structure and design. A task is essentially a series of steps assembled to accomplish a certain goal. The major point of task construction is selecting the appropriate actions to add as steps to the task. This can be accomplished within the Task Builder by dragging the desired action from the Available Actions pane into the Steps pane. During this process, a dialog appears displaying the selected action’s main properties which are categorized into different tabs (the General tab appearing first by default). For example, if selecting the Run action from the Available Actions pane, the dialog illustrated below appears.
Depending on the action being chosen, certain parameters must be entered with valid data in order to properly add the action to the Steps pane. For instance, the Run action is used to run a specified program or document. This action requires information to be entered in its General tab properties under the Run parameter, which should specify the full path and file name to the EXE, COM, BAT, or CMD file you wish to run.
After the action’s properties are set and the proper parameters assigned, clicking the OK button saves the settings and closes the properties dialog. The action then becomes a step and its settings are then displayed in the Steps pane.
NOTE: To find more information regarding the parameters of each action, click the More Info link or press F1.