Calling Tasks from Programs or Scripts

You can call Automation Anywhere tasks from other programs, scripts, or batch files. By default, Automation Anywhere saves all tasks in the folder named: My Documents\Automation Anywhere Files\Automation Anywhere

Calling a Task from a Batch File

Task-name: download-emails.atmx

Call the task named download-emails.atmx from a batch file by adding the following line in the batch file:

"C:\Program Files\Automation Anywhere 7.0\Client\AA.Player.exe"

"/fD:\My Documents\Automation Anywhere Files\Automation Anywhere\My Tasks\download-emails.atmx/e"

Calling a Task from an Excel Macro

Task-name: download-data.atmx

To call the download-data.atmx task from an Excel macro, add the following text to the Excel macro:

Dim RetVal

RetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files\Automation Anywhere Enterprise 7.0\Client\AA.Player.exe "/fD:\My Documents\Automation Anywhere Files\Automation

Anywhere\My Tasks\download-data.atmx"/e", 1)

If the task is successful, it returns 0 to the calling program. If it encounters an error, it returns 1.