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1.) Version of AutoMate.
2.) Version of Windows.
3.) Error Messages from AutoMate and Event Viewer.
4.) Reproduction Instructions.
5.) Task Steps (if applicable). Use the "attach code" button to include steps.

The final version of AutoMate 9 is v9.0.5.4. If you are not running the latest version, it is recommended that you update to the latest version first and then determine if the issue is still present before posting.


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New Messages Cannot Edit Task Steps
 Cannot Edit Task Steps - Getting Task Steps error message
Excellent (1 ratings have been cast) 13 2672 RonaMccord 08/17/2016 04:22 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages alpahlan program 4 1224 WilhelmEvans 08/15/2016 09:03 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Script Fails When Looping Files
 Script works fine on single file but not when looping files.
2 918 ErikLundstrom 08/08/2016 09:02 AM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages Can Automate 9 read Excel without Excel being installed on the computer?
 Can Automate 9 read Excel without Excel being installed on the computer?
2 1168 MehrnazAmirjani 08/04/2016 06:28 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages If Pixel not working 5 1157 JamesJacobsen 08/01/2016 06:33 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Find Text get index how to capture next 15 characters
 Find Text using Index
1 922 ChrisSchrameck 07/29/2016 12:21 PM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages SQL Query Action not finishing 12 1443 HerveyGraham 07/22/2016 10:00 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Number Sign (#) Causing Error
 When using "Get url" that contains a url with a #, it causes an error.
3 881 JustinChugg 07/20/2016 07:13 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Date Variable is not equal to the default value 1 1098 WilliamWatkins 07/07/2016 12:07 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages writing entire record from a SQL resultset to a file easily 19 3604 flowers 07/01/2016 12:45 PM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) site command - chmod not working 2 985 FrancoisDesautels 06/07/2016 10:51 AM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Creating and Incrementing Dynamic Variables 3 891 PeteFurlow 05/26/2016 09:51 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Trigger on Window Open Issue (Bug?)
 I set the trigger to act on "Microsoft Excel" but it triggers on any Excel book
2 798 ErikLundstrom 05/19/2016 03:34 PM
by ErikLundstrom Go to last message
New Messages Excel Crashes Randomly When Running a Simple Script 5 1199 ErikLundstrom 05/17/2016 11:30 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Sting Comparsion Error
 I get an error when comparing strings using an OR operator
4 934 ErikLundstrom 05/03/2016 07:20 AM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Stored Procedure Step 1 692 FrancoisDesautels 04/14/2016 06:59 AM
by FrancoisDesautels Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Passing a Now() Variable on the dos command line
 Time part of Date variable not getting passed to c# executable
6 1216 TonGordon 04/08/2016 11:00 AM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Automate Prompt for Executable Paramenters
 Is there an Automate Prompt for parameter that can be passed to a Run command
5 1059 TonGordon 04/07/2016 03:42 PM
by TonGordon Go to last message
New Messages Creating a folder from a partial file name 1 763 SueBabin 04/07/2016 12:43 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Closing an Excel Window Closes all Excel Windows
 How can I get Automate to only close the requested window?
3 898 ErikLundstrom 04/05/2016 12:27 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Activex error in VB script - possibly 64-bit issue?
 Error "Activex component can't create object" from VBS Script when launching SAS 7.1 (64bit)
3 1961 JonathanBerner 04/05/2016 10:02 AM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Can a macro pass data to a Task variable 9 1071 WilliamWatkins 03/29/2016 10:31 AM
by WilliamWatkins Go to last message
New Messages Unable to refresh pivot table 4 1145 WilliamWatkins 03/24/2016 12:50 PM
by WilliamWatkins Go to last message
New Messages Merge Multiple PDF Files into One File 3 2177 LisaMoreno 03/19/2016 05:52 AM
by AnkurShukla Go to last message
New Messages Populate Array from Text File 1 1456 WilliamWatkins 03/11/2016 10:57 AM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages Task Event Log only showing one task 3 916 SherylHarmon 03/08/2016 02:26 PM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages Object Properties
 Passing a type to another type as its property
3 761 JamesCooke 03/07/2016 10:09 AM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages Which Folder Triggered my Task?
 I want to run my task in the folder that triggered the task
2 706 ErikLundstrom 03/05/2016 07:03 PM
by ErikLundstrom Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Move Files Error Handling 3 955 CraigSchleunes 02/26/2016 12:56 PM
by CraigSchleunes Go to last message
New Messages BASIC script help
 Paste as Values using BASIC in Excel 2010
3 792 GerardLawndale 02/25/2016 07:27 AM
by GerardLawndale Go to last message
New Messages Error while loading DLL function 2 1003 MatthiasSpitzhorn 02/24/2016 04:12 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Keystrokes not working from VM 1 1699 RobertKingsbury 02/12/2016 10:22 AM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages FTP logon error 33338 The requested name is valid, but no data of the requested type was found
 The requested name is valid, but no data of the requested type was found
11 4453 BradDorr 02/09/2016 02:17 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Want to make it more Faster 1 546 AwaisNazir 02/08/2016 04:33 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages FTP Upload to Mainframe file gets truncated 5 1110 AdityaYalam 02/05/2016 12:18 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Example - Restful API 1 871 WayneGray 02/01/2016 10:25 AM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Autmated backup fails due to administrator rights
 Autmate backup
4 815 CarstenSkov 01/25/2016 12:21 AM
by CarstenSkov Go to last message
New Messages Is there a way to capture the last part of a filename and sort it as an integer? 1 820 JafetOjeda 01/22/2016 03:42 PM
by Hamid Noorbakhsh Go to last message
New Messages Select a Date from Calendar
 Date Selection from a Calendar
4 1009 HarithaDasari 01/22/2016 10:54 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages End of Support v9
 End of Support v9
1 772 AdamTaylor 01/22/2016 09:22 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Port 21 Timeout exceeded error? 5 900 WilhelmEvans 01/20/2016 09:48 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Hung Automate task 1 688 mcurran 01/13/2016 01:54 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Execute sql stored proc step issue with large input
 stored proc with 3mb input not working
3 689 PawanGurjar 01/13/2016 01:34 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Automate Variable dropping HTML encoding
 Why is Automate removing the HTML encoding during Variable action?
3 769 N i c k 01/13/2016 09:32 AM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Web Browser failure to get correct HTML source code from TAB in foreground 5 1099 flowers 01/13/2016 05:37 AM
by flowers Go to last message
New Messages Automation and Meditech
 How to avoid the timeout.
5 960 WilliamWatkins 01/05/2016 08:58 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) In Firefox 43, Addon Extension not verified 4 999 flowers 01/04/2016 09:27 AM
by flowers Go to last message
New Messages Regular expression oddity in REPLACE TEXT instruction (updated) 5 931 flowers 12/30/2015 02:49 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) UNzip egine 1 558 flowers 12/30/2015 12:38 PM
by flowers Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Orcale client installed but not seen in AM 2 620 flowers 12/30/2015 12:35 PM
by flowers Go to last message
New Messages KeyPress won't copy certain characters 3 667 ConTrelos 12/28/2015 03:51 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages get_TaskStack((BSTR*)&TaskStack) Exception occurred
 Running a task looping through datasets and halfway through it stopped
1 757 LisaHeaton 12/28/2015 03:44 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages FTP failed (Error : file specification syntax error (501).) 3 1134 WilhelmEvans 12/28/2015 03:37 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages How to clear Active Directory Object Property value? 11 2040 AlexeyKhlamov 12/28/2015 08:47 AM
by ChrisThomas Go to last message
New Messages Exclude mask on loop folder/files 1 743 BasKwantes 12/11/2015 01:55 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Send literal characters from variable 5 862 SamuelHolder 12/02/2015 11:33 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Tips and questions on throwing and catching errors in Automate
 Using Task Functions and the Call Function action
3 1093 JoelHellman 11/24/2015 04:21 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Getting a return value for a task
 The type of value being returned does not match the function's return type
6 1654 JoelHellman 11/23/2015 04:08 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Capture screen (#3602) 6 2028 NiklasAronsson 11/23/2015 12:20 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Moving files from a folder to a sub-folder 2 651 JuanGonzalez 11/20/2015 02:50 PM
by JuanGonzalez Go to last message
New Messages Call Function with named parameters?
 Is it possible to use Call function SomeFunction(param1:=value1, param2:=value2)?
4 933 JoelHellman 11/18/2015 03:17 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Performing a move command in the "run" task 1 533 CarstenSkov 11/17/2015 04:00 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Find text trouble when searching with variables 2 638 ChatziaIlias 11/05/2015 01:05 AM
by ChatziaIlias Go to last message
New Messages Strip text from PDF file 1 609 JohnBorsu 11/03/2015 08:40 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages compare-add 2 arrays / remove duplicates
 compare-add 2 arrays / remove duplicates
3 1053 MihalyKovacs 10/30/2015 10:44 AM
by LisaHeaton Go to last message
New Messages Raise custom error 5 1366 GaryClarke 10/28/2015 08:34 AM
by Edward Hulleman Go to last message
New Messages Copy files to specific folder(s) based on date or every two weeks
 Date
9 1201 RickMason 10/23/2015 04:45 PM
by JeffTysco Go to last message
New Messages User Account Control 1 692 WilliamWatkins 10/23/2015 08:30 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Get available free space with UNC path and not Drive letter 4 644 ChatziaIlias 10/23/2015 06:09 AM
by ChatziaIlias Go to last message
New Messages Retrieve retrieve SamAccountName from employee id and full name in Active Directory
 How to retrieve retrieve SamAccountName from employee id and full name in Active Directory
1 621 MihalyKovacs 10/17/2015 09:57 AM
by JeffTysco Go to last message
New Messages Task will not run when Virtual machine dormant
 Task will not run unless machine is active
4 1971 GlenPowers 10/14/2015 08:55 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Rename File with information in file directory path
 Move and rename a file, with specific information in the file directory path used when renaming the file.
3 714 EvaTomlinson 10/12/2015 08:51 AM
by JeffTysco Go to last message
New Messages Task To Download Based on File Name
 Download the corresponding file name if correspondingfilename.FIN exists
2 662 AdityaYalam 10/07/2015 06:58 PM
by AdityaYalam Go to last message
New Messages xpath or regular expression 2 683 ErikVan Roovert 10/06/2015 08:36 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Run a program as another user
 Run a program as another user
1 597 HamedFazel 10/01/2015 04:26 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages excel left open issue
 xls file left open and locked
2 610 flowers 09/26/2015 06:07 PM
by JeffTysco Go to last message
New Messages Active X Automation : server cannot create object at scrpt line 3 12 1971 Fernando JavierSanchez 09/22/2015 07:55 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Expecting ')'
 at step 24 I'm receiving the error Expecting ')'
2 872 ArlandoPowell 09/22/2015 12:41 AM
by Gijsberth de Ruiter Go to last message
New Messages Tasks failing at 50 seconds 7 877 StephenKnowles 09/21/2015 12:24 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages SQL query to dataset fails 1 698 MarceloRenaud 09/18/2015 09:59 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages „process not found"
 change Priority of processes
1 637 PeterZiegler 09/16/2015 08:24 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Barcode reading possibility 4 1443 VojtechKolarik 09/10/2015 04:10 AM
by BenjaminKorper Go to last message
New Messages Possible for Automate to run Crystal Reports 10 for Sage? 3 721 SherylHarmon 09/04/2015 01:30 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages operation requires an interactive window station
 operation requires an interactive window station
3 995 mcurran 09/03/2015 09:09 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Discovering duplicate key from SQL query
 SQL duplicate key error code
6 838 CarstenSkov 09/03/2015 09:03 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages convert text file to excel file 8 1579 SherylHarmon 09/01/2015 09:05 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages AMTS Web Service
 Can we run automate tasks via a web service?
10 2051 N i c k 08/31/2015 07:23 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages ftp downloadresult: how to use this
 if statement does not work
2 874 Edward Hulleman 08/27/2015 09:50 AM
by Mary Manzano Go to last message
New Messages press for login not work when station is locked 1 515 RobertSaunders 08/24/2015 04:22 PM
by Mary Manzano Go to last message
New Messages Tasks stopped working, but act like they are finishing 4 835 LarryMyers 08/24/2015 01:14 PM
by LarryMyers Go to last message
New Messages Scheduling a task for specific months. 1 489 ChesterCortez 08/24/2015 10:40 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Write special character to text file 8 1950 JamesSupancic 08/18/2015 03:56 PM
by BejayWaddell Go to last message
New Messages There was no AutoMate Task Service responding at "localhost".
 Unable to connect to the Automate console
4 2084 ArlandoPowell 08/14/2015 08:17 AM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Unexpected Error opening website 2 1186 WilliamWatkins 08/11/2015 08:26 AM
by Mary Manzano Go to last message
New Messages trigger not recognized task not started 5 895 MatthiasSpitzhorn 08/05/2015 06:21 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Watch folder
 configuration
9 1642 HaHa 08/04/2015 07:44 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Write variable to variable in xml document and save file with another vareable
 Write dataset to variable in xml doc
3 1244 LisaHeaton 07/28/2015 10:18 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages How to scrape data from a site that requires authentication using HTTP Get? 1 817 MichaelLiberman 07/27/2015 07:46 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages move mouse to object and button disabled
 Having problem with a move mouse to object and a button is not being in enabled
3 1175 Sher 07/27/2015 06:42 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Folder does not exist - task bldr vs manager
 When running task builder, connection is successful, fails through Administrator
1 839 LydiaSchumacher 07/24/2015 07:09 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
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