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Automation Workshop includes the If Action that allows conditional branching in a Task. Depending on whether or not the specified conditions are met, the Task may continue with one or another set of Actions. Typically a variable is compared against some fixed value or another variable.

Features & highlights

  • Allows comparing predefined conditions to decide the further course of action the scheduled Task takes.
  • Supports the following conditions—equal, greater, less, starts with, ends with, contains, longer, shorter, empty, contains only these characters, and even more comparison options.
  • Allows comparing two sets of variables joined with either a logical AND or logical OR.
  • Evaluate data using regular expressions to take a proactive approach to system management.
  • Decisions can be based on data that are dynamically retrieved from Triggers and Actions.
  • To differentiate a workflow when the condition is not met, use the Else Action. It performs an alternative flow—another subset of Actions.
YouTube video · Conditional logic using If…Else flow

Usage examples

  • Using the If Action, determine if today's date is odd or even. On the odd days backup a server files to the Amazon S3 Cloud Storage, and on the even days—upload to the Google Cloud.
  • If a file name begins with a word report, send email as an important reminder.
  • Use If Action to check/validate different pieces of file information.
  • Alter the control flow based on a filename, file count, file size, domain part of email address, anything you can imagine.
  • Verify values for matching. Conditionally execute different sets of Actions.
  • List .xlsx files in a folder. If the number of files is greater than 10 then send them as attachments in a single compressed archive.
  • Validate user input—credit card numbers, date/time formats, and email addresses using the built-in regex compare option: Contains regular expression.


  • Compare · Define the criteria to check for being true or false.
  • Options · Choose between data compare formats. Default is Auto detect.



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