Create a bot

Learn about all the tools necessary for enhancing, streamlining, and deploying automated processes.

The Create a Task Bot editor provides hundreds of commands to create automated processes.

Task Editor components

The Task Editor provides the following user interface components:

  • Drag and drop Commands panel
  • Task Actions List in Design view, Code view, or both.
  • Action buttons
  • Variable Manager panels
  • Filters
  • Search capabilities

Using Commands panel

The left panel contains all of the Automation Anywhere supported automation process commands to build and enhance automation tasks. Drag and drop these commands into the Lines panel, move commands, and edit commands in bulk, if required.

Using actions buttons

These involve actions for creating a new task, a new folder, recording a task, running the current task that is open in the editor, saving the task, enabling debugging, and for specific commands:

  • New button to create a new task
  • Record button to start recording in the current task
    Your mouse click and keystroke actions are recorded with the Recorder.
    Note: The recorded actions are saved as Object Cloning commands.
  • Run button to run the current task
  • Save button to save the current task

Using dependencies view and Variable Manager

The Variable Manager panel is useful when using multiple variables in your tasks. The Variable Manager shows the local variables that are defined by the user for a specific task. Use the Variable Manager to add, modify, and copy variables in automation tasks.

Using filters

You can use the Filters bar to manage long tasks. When selecting these check boxes, the commands are made visible in the Task Actions List. Using these filters can make isolating problems and viewing specific commands easier.

Editing a task using the keyboard

If you prefer not to use the mouse to drag commands, Automation Anywhere makes it possible to insert commands in your task by using keyboard strokes. The Commands panel supports using Arrows, Tabs, and Enter keys.

To open command windows, press Enter and complete the steps to specify the command parameters.

This capability is useful for people who prefer to use quick keyboard shortcuts.

Tip: Type the first letter of a command to highlight it and ease navigation to that command. For example, typing the letter "e" highlights the Email Automation command.