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The Settings tab allows you to assign a performance profile for the workflow and manage the behavior of simultaneous Task executions. Depending on the triggering parameters and Task execution specifics, an earlier instance of the Task may still be running (or even queued) when another instance is launched.

When configuring Task's multiple instance handling, a careful consideration has to be taken on whether its structure allows for running of parallel instances or only sequential instance execution can work.

It is also possible to set Task working folder. The parameter will be used for path specification for all Actions that do not explicitly point to particular location. Task maximum run time specifies the amount of time after which the Task will be forcefully terminated.

Task startup folder Task working folder which will be used as a default path if not specified otherwise. Note that during Task execution the current folder can be changed by using Change Current Folder Action. If startup folder does not exist, the Warning Event 2208 will be shown.
Performance profile Different performance profiles are designed to meet various system requirements by optimizing resource allocation. Each option balances efficiency, responsiveness, and energy conservation according to your specific automation needs.

Profiles are designed to optimize the performance according to the unique requirements of the task at hand, offering you the flexibility and control over system resources.

Choose one of the following performance profiles:
  • Supreme · real-time CPU usage with the highest priority. Immediate response and maximum performance. Bypasses less critical processes system-wide, focusing resources on achieving peak operational efficiency.
  • Optimized · intelligently allocates resources to maximize efficiency. Adjusts dynamically based on system load.
  • Conservative · uses the lowest available resources. Reduces CPU load and conserves battery life in portable devices. Utilizes even fewer resources when other Supreme and Optimized instances are running.
Concurrency policy Define behavior of running and newly executed Task instances—select how new instance of already running (or queued) Task will be handled. Depending on Task architecture, user can choose one of the following Task execution scenarios:
  • Run Task in parallel · A new instance of Task is executed in parallel with already running Task.
  • Do not start the new Task · The new Task instance is not started.
  • Stop existing Task and start the new instance · The Task already in execution is stopped and a new instance is started.
  • Stop existing Task and do not start the new instance · The Task already in execution is stopped and the new Task instance is not started.
  • Queue a new Task instance until existing task finishes · The new instance of Task is placed into a queue and awaits completion of already running Task before being executed.
Stop instances that run longer than Set the maximum time limit for running an instance of the Task. Usually, the Task is stopped only when its currently performed Action completes.
Time unitsTime units selectionDefine and set a time frame in any given preferred format—be it milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, or days.
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  • The value specified as Task startup folder parameter can be retrieved from any Action within the Task by using Task startup folder value from Task Properties group of Internal category in Variable Wizard.

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