Work with WinAutomation

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Work with WinAutomation options, process properties, recording features, conditions, loops, variables, repositories, and error and exception handling.

Prerequisites

None

Modules in this learning path

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

Learn about the global options that will help you keep your WinAutomation system running the way you want.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

WinAutomation provides a wide selection of properties that enable you to configure how the platform handles each process. Using properties you can implement different behavior for each process and override the platform's global settings.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

The Macro and Web Recorders can be used to automatically generate blocks of actions, based on the user's interaction with the workstation.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

Conditional actions allow you to modify process actions at runtime, based on information available in the environment.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

Loops are used to automate repetitive tasks by executing a block of actions multiple times.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

When developing processes, you may need to re-use information in various actions. Variables act like storage bins that save valuable information when a process is running.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

WinAutomation enables you to interact with any desktop or web application through controls and images. The created controls and images are stored in the repositories.

Note

Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

Exception and error handling is a mechanism that allows WinAutomation to handle and recover from unexpected circumstances and issues that might occur during the execution of a process.