Overview of Start program / application Action

Automation Workshop includes Start program / application Action, that automatically executes specified application with optional command line arguments. This Action works the similar way as if the user had executed application by clicking on its icon on Desktop or in Start Menu. Program name and parameters can be specified using dynamic variables from Triggers and Actions.

Start program / application Action cannot execute Windows command prompt commands. See Run DOS / Cmd command Action for using cmd.exe command line interpreter.

Features & highlights:
  • Automatically execute any Windows program with optional arguments.
  • Easy specification of application either from Start menu or directly from its location on disk.
  • Monitors the termination of application via its exit codes and proceeds accordingly.
Usage examples:
  • Extend the functionality of Automation Workshop by integrating third party applications into the Task design.
  • Run an application, and then process the results of its work by one of the Automation Workshop Actions.
  • Prepare data with Automation Workshop, and then pass it to an external program.

Start program / application

Action propertiesDetails
ProgramSpecify path and file name of application or program as well as folder from which it will be executed.
OptionsSet program execution and termination conditions for Start program / application Action.
ErrorsChoose errors that will lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorConfigure operations to be performed when Start program / application Action encounters an error. Available operations include retrying Start program / application Action, sending email report, running another Task, continuing with another Action within the Task, or stopping the Task.
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