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Editing Multiple Commands (Bulk Edit)

  • Updated: 8/12/2020
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Editing Multiple Commands (Bulk Edit)

To make editing automation tasks easier, Automation Anywhere provides a Bulk Edit feature, which enables you to edit multiple commands at one time. Bulk Edit works with two command types: Delays and Keystrokes.

Prerequisite for Editing Multiple Commands

*Available from 9.0.2

Before you Bulk Edit multiple commands it is important to ensure that all the selected commands are of the same type and enabled. Bulk Edit does not work if any of the selected commands is disabled.

You can edit either keystrokes or delay commands individually.

Editing Multiple Delay Commands

Using Bulk Edit, you can apply the settings for a specific delay command to multiple delay commands in your task. Follow these steps:

  1. In the Workbench, select multiple Delay commands in the task.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected commands and select Bulk Edit from the pop-up menu.
  3. In the Delay/Wait window, set values for the delay settings.
  4. Click Save.

    In the Task Actions List view of the task, you'll see that all of the Delay commands that were included in the Bulk Edit operation are now changed to the new settings.

Use Case Scenarios

Set a common delay of 5 seconds to multiple Delay commands
  1. Open the task in the Workbench.
  2. In the Task Actions List, select (highlight) multiple Delay commands using the Control key, or use the Filter to view all of the Delay commands in the task.
  3. Right-click on one of the selected commands and choose Bulk Edit.
  4. In the Delay/Wait window, enter "2000" in the Delay field.
  5. Click Save.
Set a common random delay for multiple Delay commands
  1. Open the task in the Workbench.
  2. In the Task Actions List, select (highlight) multiple Delay commands using the Control key, or use the Filter to view all of the Delay commands in the task.
  3. Right-click on one of the selected commands and choose Bulk Edit.
  4. In the Delay/Wait window, Select Random Delay.
  5. Enter "5" in the 'From' field.
  6. Enter "500" in the 'To' field.
  7. Select the Delay in Seconds radio button.
  8. Click Save.

Editing Multiple Keystroke Commands

Using Bulk Edit, you can apply the settings for a specific Keystrokes command to multiple Keystrokes commands in your task. Follow these steps:

  1. In the Workbench, select multiple Keystrokes commands in the task.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected commands and select Bulk Edit from the pop-up menu.
  3. In the Insert Keystrokes window, set values in the Keystrokes settings and click Save.

    In the Task Actions List view of the task, you'll see that all of the Keystrokes commands that were included in the Bulk Edit operation are now changed to the new settings.

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