Stopping a task manually
While you run an automated task, you can pause or stop the process manually from the progress window.
To stop a task manually, click the Pause or Stop button on the progress window, or press the Escape (ESC) key on the keyboard for 2-3 seconds.
To stop an automation task running on a Bot Runner machine remotely from the Control Room the user must have the manage activity permission.
- From the Control Room, if you stop an automated task that is prompting for input or when an error message or any other message is displayed, then the message box, prompt or error window closes automatically, and the task is canceled. If there is a bot in queue, the next bot starts.
- When the Auto-Login option is used, and you stop the task running on a Bot Runner machine from the Control Room, then the message box, prompt or error window closes, the task is canceled AND the machine is restored to its original state.
- If an error occurs in a task running on a Bot Runner machine, and you stop the task from the Control Room, the error message is displayed in the Audit log details section of the Control Room.
You cannot pause, stop, or resume the bot from the Control Room when the Bot Runner is logged off or disconnected. The bot execution is terminated and an unknown status is displayed in the audit log. If the Bot Runner is locked, then you can pause, stop, or resume the bot from the Control Room and an appropriate status will be displayed in the audit log. Also, the Bot Runner will be locked after any pause, stop, or resume action.