Add Task Bots and dependent files

Add a Task Bot, and review the input values and dependent files for the automation.


  1. Navigate to Activity > Scheduled, Automation, or the Workload > Queues page.
  2. Click Run bot with queue
    The Activity > Run bot with queues Create page is displayed.
  3. Enter a name for the automation.
  4. Optional: Enter a description.
    For example, you can describe the purpose of running the Task Bot with a queue.
  5. Go to the folder that contains the required Task Bot.
  6. Select a Task Bot to process in the queue from the list.
    • Latest version: Click Latest version tab to select the latest version of the bot.
    • Production label: Click Production label tab to select the labeled version of the bot.
    By default, the Bots folder is selected.
    Tip: Use the search field to find a Task Bot quickly.
    The Input values and Dependencies options are displayed at the bottom of the page.

    If the production label option is selected for the parent bot, the corresponding dependent bots with the production label are also automatically selected. If any of the dependent bots do not have the production label applied, the latest version of the bot is selected.

  7. Optional: Select the Input values check box to add the values of variables to the bot during runtime.
    This is enabled only if the selected Task Bot has Input values.
    Note: In workload automation, input to the bot is provided by the workload queue, the input type variable is not supported in workload automation.
  8. Optional: Review the list of dependent files, if available.
    This list is enabled only if the selected Task Bot has dependencies. The Task Bot dependencies that are uploaded in the Control Room are available only for review.
  9. Click Next to add a queue, Bot Runner and device pool.
If the selected Task Bot does not contain a work item template, an error message appears at the top of the page. The Task Bot also shows an icon to indicate a missing work item template.

Define Work Item structure