Basic operations of steps you can perform in the Robot View of DS

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There are 7 basic manipulations you can perform in the Robot View regarding steps.

  1. create a step
  2. edit or modify a step
  3. delete a step
  4. select a step (or many)
  5. copy, cut and paste a step
  6. move a step
  7. change the running sequence of steps

 For details about these basic manipulations, please refer to the following.

 

1. Create a step

Please refer to "How can I create action steps to use in DS?"

 

2. Edit or modify a step

Please refer to "How can I modify steps created in DS?"

 

3. Delete a step

Select and right-click the step to delete, then click "Delete" in the context menu that appears.
※After selecting it, you can also delete the step by pressing "Delete" on your keyboard.
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4. Select a step (or many)

Left-click a step to select it. (you can select multiple steps if you press and hold the Ctrl button at the same time) 

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You can also select many steps by left-clicking a random location and dragging the mouse cursor to enclose the target steps.
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To unselect a specific step, hold Ctrl and left-click it again.
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To unselect all the steps, left-click anywhere (except the steps themselves).
 
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5. Copy, cut, and paste a step

Select and right-click a step, then click "Copy" in the context menu that appears. (or "Cut" if you want to perform this action)
※You can also select a step, then press the Ctrl and C buttons at the same time to copy it. (For the Cut action, use X instead of C)
 
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Right-click the place you want to insert a step in (here, the arrow) and click "Paste" in the context menu that appears.
※You can also select the next step of your target location, then press the Ctrl and V buttons at the same time to paste.
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6. Move a step

You can change the positions and modify the sequence inside the flow, using drag and drop manipulations.
 
Select a step, left-click it and hold; then drag it to your target location.
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Once the target location becomes blue, release (drop).
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7. Change the running sequence of steps

You can change the running sequence of steps by using drag and drop manipulations on the connection spots.

By left-clicking the right edge of a step, holding and moving (drag) to your target location, available connections appear as yellow spots.

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If your target spot turns blue, release (drop). You have joined two steps together.

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For more information about defining and configuring steps, please refer to "What are steps in DS?".
To know more about how to deactivate steps, please refer to How can I temporarily deactivate steps in DS?".
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