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If App

Automation Workshop includes the If App Action that enables you to use the If–Else logic to execute specific steps when the specified application is running, and other set of Actions otherwise—using the Else Action.

The If App Action can check the status of any running (or not) Windows program or background process. This allows your workflow to continue execution of the distinct sets of Actions depending on the specific Windows process statuses.

Features & highlights

  • Conditional branching within an automated workflow based on the state of certain programs. Waiting for an app to be running or not running can help determine which branch of the workflow should be executed.
  • If–Else logic allows automated workflows to respond dynamically to the presence or absence (i.e., is started or is stopped) of specific Windows programs.
  • Ability to check the status of an app based on its full path, a name only, or a Process Identifier (PID).

Usage examples

  • Automated workflows can query the status of critical applications on-the-fly (during Task execution) and execute special steps in response to changes, for example, sending an email to System Administrator.
  • A replacement for the Wait for App Action, when you need to pause a workflow until multiple specified applications need to be running.
  • If a specific business program is running, the workflow stops the program, before proceeding with data backup.


  • Compare · Select a program and its corresponding status to query.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.



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