What are the 4 Action Step tabs in DS?

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Action steps are built around 4 attributes that can be configured under their respective tabs: "Basic", "Finders", "Action", and "Error Handling".

Please read below for details about each one of them. Please also note that the items under each tab change depending on the action step.

 

■Basic

You can set the displayed action name as well as a comment.

▼(Example) The default Basic tab for the Load Page step

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・Step Name

The written string of characters is displayed in the Robot View as the name of the step.

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・Step Comment

You can write the comment of your choice.

Describing the process and goal of the concerned step helps to share information and to record notes for group-led robot development and long-term robot maintenance.
For more information, please refer to: Rules for adding comments.

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・Enabled

By unchecking the box, you can temporarily deactivate unnecessary steps.

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To know more about how to deactivate steps, please refer to "How can I temporarily deactivate steps in DS?".

 

 

■Finders

 You can designates a target element or position on the screen for when the step executes its process.

 

To know more about Finders, please refer to: "How can I set Finders in DS?".

 

■Action

 You can specify the process the step will execute.

 

▼(Example) The default Action tab for the load Page step

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 Choosing an action is mandatory but depending on its type, the other items can be left blank.

For example, if you select URL in the "Location" box for the Load Page step, you must write in the URL of the web page you want to open.

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■Error Handling

You can describe what to do if an error occurs as a result of the Action being executed.

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・API Exception

You can have a warning sent to you if an incident occurs.

 

・Log as Error

You can specify whether to register or not an incident into a log.

 

・Then

 You can set a method and a location to operate the robot after an incident has occurred.

 

For more information about error handling, please refer to "Can I change the process and actions for when an error occurs?".

 

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