Batch run API

API · Run any Automation Workshop Task right from the command line. The Batch execution allows to integrate Automation Workshop in the existing infrastructure of 3rd party applications, while preprocessing or post processing data that are then retrieved or passed to other applications.

Features & highlights

  • Execute one or multiple Tasks from the command line with optional parameters.
  • Integrate Automation Workshop with external applications.
  • Versatile syntax facilitates effortless Task execution—missing file path details are automatically prefilled. For even greater flexibility use both absolute and relative paths.
  • Start an Automation Workshop Task from virtually any 3rd party application.

Examples…

To run a Task from the command line, batch file, or any external software, use simple syntax. Task's path is shown in the Task propertiesGeneral & Task tabs.

  • C:\Programs\Path\AutomationWorkshop.exe -run "\Backup\do.task"
  • C:\Programs\Path\AutomationWorkshop.exe -run "Backup\do.task"
  • AutomationWorkshop.exe -run "\Tasks\Invoices\prepare.task"
  • AutomationWorkshop -run "\Tasks\Invoices\count"
  • AutomationWorkshop -run "C:\Task Files\Integrity\do backup.task"
"C:\Program Files\Febooti Automation Workshop\
AutomationWorkshop.exe" -run "\Tasks\Prepare invoices.task"

The above syntax can be shortened… simply omit Task's root folder and .task extension.

"C:\Program Files\Febooti Automation Workshop\
AutomationWorkshop.exe" -run "\Prepare invoices"

Parameters…

Optionally, it is possible to pass one or more parameters to a Task. Just enclose each parameter in quotes. Later, to access these passed values within the Task, simply use the Variable Wizard Task parameters feature.

  • AutomationWorkshop -run "\Prepare invoices" "Param" … "Param"
  • AutomationWorkshop -run "\Prepare invoices" "*.pdf" "C:\My invoices" "confirm@sales.local"
Great success!

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