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Write to Log Action



See Also

Stop Task, Write to Log, Enable/Disable Task, Backup AutoMate


Logs the specified text to the AutoMate event log.

Practical Usage

Used to log a user generated message to the AutoMate event log. This would normally be used if the developer wished to convey some important information to the AutoMate administrator by including a message in the log. AutoMate Administrators can access the AutoMate event log from the Task Administrator by selecting View -> Log or clicking the Log button from the toolbar.


General Tab

Logging Level

Options, Optional Default "user"

Specifies how the log entry should be categorized in the Event Log.

The Available Options are:

NOTE: In order for verbose entries to appear in the AutoMate log,

Text to write to log

yes/no, Optional Default Yes
MARKUP: TEXT="There was a problem getting the data" 

Specifies the text that should be written to the AutoMate Log.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.

<AMWRITETOLOG LOGLEVEL="error" TEXT="There was a problem executing the application" />