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Automation Triggers & Watchers

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Triggers are predefined sets of automated Task activation conditions. Automation Workshop runs the Task, whenever there is a state in the system that is described in Trigger configuration. Task is executed by sequentially performing set of user predefined Actions, such as Send email, Run Application, Copy, move or delete files. Choose from 100+ Actions!

How to trigger?

Setting up a Trigger is the first step in building a Task. Use Add Trigger window either in Task Wizard or Task properties to opens a list of available Triggers. Confirm selection of the Trigger to open its configuration window · More ways to trigger the Task

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File & Folder Watcher

Trigger that monitors changes (e.g. creation, deletion, modification or renaming of files or folders) in specified location of file system. It features multiple filters (include and exclude wildcards and attributes), and advanced options to provide user with efficient file management when performing file monitoring. Local drives and network shares are supported.

File & Folder Watcher · Overview · Variables · Events

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SFTP Watcher

The SFTP Watcher connects to remote SFTP server to watch for changes (new, modified or deleted) in remote files and directories, and automatically take proactive action. SFTP connection is established securely over SSH. Both newer SFTP and older SCP protocols are supported. Usually SFTP server is running on Linux, Unix, BSD or similar servers.

SFTP Watcher · Overview · Variables · Events

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FTP Watcher

The FTP Watcher connects to FTP server, monitors for remote changes and automatically launches actions. Supports both encrypted and unencrypted FTP connections. Explicit and implicit encrypted FTPS sessions are made over SSL and TLS connections. Passive and active FTP connections are supported. Both self-signed and CA signed certificates can be used for server validation.

FTP Watcher · Overview · Variables · Events

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Amazon S3 Watcher

The Amazon S3 Watcher connects to Amazon Simple Storage Service, a widely used file storage cloud service, and can watch for files and directories to react with automatic actions when any changes (new, modified or deleted) are detected. Amazon S3 uses SSH encryption and Secure File Transfer Protocol to provide secure and reliable service.

Amazon S3 Watcher · Overview · Variables · Events

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WebDAV Watcher

The WebDAV Watcher connects to a remote Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning server and watch for changes in remote files and directories. When changes are detected, the Trigger can launch a task that performs automated actions. WebDAV can establish both unencrypted and encrypted SSL connections. Self-signed and CA signed certificates can be used for validation.

WebDAV Watcher · Overview · Variables · Events

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Task Scheduler

Trigger that executes jobs at predefined date and time. Features advanced options for setting up Task recurrences that can be based both on fixed time intervals and various patterns (e.g. particular dates, weekdays, weeks, months). Exclusion filter makes possible skipping Task execution on specified months, days, weekdays and custom hours and minutes.

Task Scheduler · Overview · Variables · Events

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User Logon

Trigger that executes Task upon user logon or logoff. The Trigger can be configured to activate upon login or logoff of a particular user, one of multiple specified users or even any of users. On login condition, it is possible to preprocess and prepare user environment. Contrary, at the user logoff event, it is possible to post process and save user environment for the later use.

User Logon & Logoff · Overview · Variables · Events

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System Startup

Trigger that monitors for startup or shutdown of Microsoft Windows, Automation Workshop service or Automation Workshop manager. If Windows is being shutdown, it is still possible to quickly perform some Task before Automation Workshop becomes inactive. On the Windows or service start-up, it is possible to prepare data and setup work conditions and environment.

System Startup & Shutdown · Overview · Variables · Events

Automation Workshop can trigger Tasks in many ways. In automated scenarios, Tasks are launched by their Trigger, when defined conditions are met. However, the Tasks can also be launched manually from Automation Workshop user interface or desktop shortcut. In addition, Tasks can be launched using batch files, powershell scripts or from any program that supports external process launch.

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Desktop shortcut

It is easy to create desktop shortcuts of Automation Workshop Tasks that can be easily run by user whenever necessary. Shortcuts to Tasks can be created easily and quickly from Automation Workshop menu. Create a Task, configure Actions and save a desktop shortcut—user can effectively manage the automation infrastructure with a few clicks.

Desktop shortcut

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Batch Run

Every Task can be executed from command line, batch files, Scheduled Tasks, scripts or external applications, making its integration with numerous applications and tools as easy as possible. Automation Workshop accepts command line parameters as input so that the 3rd party application or script can provide any necessary information to automated Tasks.

Batch run

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Manual Run

Automation Workshop can be used as effective batch file replacement tool. Even if automatic Task execution is not required, it provides user with powerful means to process files, send secure email and perform other Tasks by manual execution. Manual Run can be used both for running a Task without specified Triggers and for running a Task without Trigger activation.

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