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When posting an issue please include the following information:

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

The final version of AutoMate BPA Server 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.


AutoMate BPA Server 9 Installation Guide

AutoMate BPA Server 9 Server Management Console (SMC) Quick Reference Guide

AutoMate BPA Server 9 Workflow Designer (WFD) Quick Reference Guide

AutoMate BPA Server 9 Task Builder (AMTB) Quick Reference Guide


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Alert Topic (new messages) NA.com -> HS.com 0 955 Leonard Amabile 07/10/2018 12:16 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages I want to delete all files and folders from a share that are older than a year 6 1646 JohnReckas 04/27/2018 02:54 PM
by JohnReckas Go to last message
New Messages Permissions are set so only the admin can associate a blank task with an exisiting one 1 1111 JohnReckas 03/30/2018 12:39 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages SFTP not working on Win2012 R2
 SFTP not working on win2012 R2 but its working on Win2008 R2
6 1463 RommelSilvero 02/06/2018 03:13 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Need help getting a workflow to fail 7 1372 JohnReckas 01/25/2018 09:52 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Problem when executing sql "Filter Options are not supported" 16 1610 LuizSantos 01/17/2018 02:41 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages ABNORMAL TASK TERMINATION   1 2 Last
 ABNORMAL TASK TERMINATION
50 9498 GabrieleCiancia 11/17/2017 08:54 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Send Email - using HTML file contents as body - images not coming through   1 2 22 6708 JamesLankford 11/06/2017 09:27 AM
by JamesLankford Go to last message
New Messages SQL query to generate for the task inside a specific folder
 create SQL query to get the task repository reports
3 1795 RommelSilvero 10/17/2017 04:44 PM
by Devin Cannon Go to last message
New Messages Workflow summary notification
 Scheduled workflow success/fail report
1 1266 WingYau 08/14/2017 09:10 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Help reading a file more than 2 GB fo size
 Help reading a file more than 2 GB fo size
1 1245 RommelSilvero 07/31/2017 02:10 PM
by Devin Cannon Go to last message
New Messages Maximum Size of a Variable in Automate 9
 Is there a limit in size for a variable to hold to?
1 1221 RommelSilvero 07/03/2017 08:21 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages AD users in BPA
 BPA Server 9
1 1395 JohnAlfaro 06/27/2017 02:34 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Agent authentication of"Server Name" failed because
 Agent suddenly got offline.
3 1271 RommelSilvero 06/27/2017 02:23 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Agent authentication failed
 Agent Authentication
12 3051 KumarParameswaran 06/20/2017 06:01 PM
by RommelSilvero Go to last message
New Messages Security issue with WebSMC 8 2227 BenjaminKorper 04/10/2017 12:59 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Frequent disconnects/crashes using the remote console 1 1225 GregMills 04/10/2017 10:28 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Unable to Connect to SQL Server
 I am not able to connect to a SQL Server
11 2744 JustinChugg 02/17/2017 02:49 PM
by Justin Aucoin Go to last message
New Messages Clearing Down SQL Server Error Log
 Is there a way to do this through AutoMate?
2 1279 StuartNelson 12/19/2016 09:51 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Map Network Drive 8 3373 MichaelOehlers 11/15/2016 08:22 AM
by GaryClendaniel Go to last message
New Messages System.NullReferenceException 5 1311 KumarParameswaran 09/08/2016 03:01 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Run a task from command line 13 2950 RayDonovan 08/30/2016 01:21 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages error stop workflow 1 1121 EmersonGiovanelli 08/30/2016 09:34 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Decompress fails 9 1497 KumarParameswaran 08/24/2016 01:05 PM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages Task could not start (Code: 31936, API: 1008) 1 1414 KumarParameswaran 08/10/2016 03:02 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Task paused during SSIS run 3 1243 KumarParameswaran 07/28/2016 04:33 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Connection attempt to localhost Failed 1 1064 RobertKingsbury 07/11/2016 01:30 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Agent Status Report 1 930 KumarParameswaran 06/21/2016 04:48 PM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Remote BPA Agent offline - attempting reconnection to localhost
 Why is the agent host set to 'localhost'?
19 5210 PaulRamagost 05/25/2016 11:26 AM
by DevinCannon Go to last message
New Messages Oracle ODBC Connection 4 1468 MichaelUnterstab 05/24/2016 02:32 AM
by MichaelUnterstab Go to last message
New Messages Automate BPA Server 9 agents fall of 5 in 5 minutes 1 1007 RodrigoSilva 05/09/2016 11:04 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Connection attempt to localhost failed. 3 1671 WilliamCooper 04/20/2016 12:31 PM
by WilliamCooper Go to last message
New Messages Running a Microsoft Access 2010 macro
 Access macro will run in AutoMate as current user, but not as defined user.
10 3991 JamesLankford 03/24/2016 11:10 PM
by WalterTiggeloven Go to last message
New Messages WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time 5 2720 StuartNelson 03/07/2016 10:50 AM
by JustinAucoin Go to last message
New Messages searching AML in database
 how to search AML in SQL Server database for task names
2 908 JimBerg 02/18/2016 08:51 AM
by JimBerg Go to last message
New Messages File System Trigger not working as expected
 When Using the File System Trigger my Task runs multiple times simutaneously
15 5683 SharneathaSheppard 02/16/2016 07:21 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Browser Starts to Open But Interrupted by Windows Security Dialog Box
 How to Open Web Browser when Interrupted by Windows Security Dialog Box
1 654 GregoryUpchurch 02/15/2016 01:13 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Logging 9 2957 DonHavard 02/12/2016 03:39 AM
by RickardWahlberg Go to last message
New Messages Agent Icon - Not visible in Widows Taskbar 1 788 KumarParameswaran 02/11/2016 05:18 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Odd problem. Telling automate to run as default user but it is not running with it.
 We have automate set to run as our default user but it is trying to run as someone else
9 1641 MaryWesterman 02/02/2016 04:44 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages Verify the file availability in last 3 minutes
 How to verify a file is available or not in last 3 minutes
1 727 SwamiVenkataraman 01/29/2016 06:45 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Holidays + specific run days 15 3128 JamesLankford 01/21/2016 01:27 PM
by JamesLankford Go to last message
New Messages SSIS Package Conversion To Automate 1 786 PeterLee 01/19/2016 02:02 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Workflow Alert - Create file 1 755 KumarParameswaran 01/12/2016 02:48 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages BPA Server Execution Error: Failed because Not in a With block 3 1020 PeterLee 01/11/2016 01:26 PM
by Hamid Noorbakhsh Go to last message
New Messages FTP Can't open data connection 3 888 DanielDagositno 12/18/2015 03:42 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages BPA Server stops running jobs 5 916 BrianPearson 12/18/2015 01:04 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Incorrect running workflows count causes all new workflows to get stuck in the queue 7 1112 AlejandroVillarreal 12/17/2015 04:01 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages BPA Server Management Console - Connection attempt to local host failed
 BPA - 9.0.4.5
3 846 BrianPearson 12/14/2015 01:46 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages BPA Schedule Exclusion
 Job needs to NOT run from 10:55 PM to 07:20 AM
2 1425 MaryWesterman 12/08/2015 04:36 AM
by MaryWesterman Go to last message
New Messages BPA Tasks are not running 10 1779 KumarParameswaran 10/19/2015 02:54 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Export Agent Constants
 Export Agent Constants to New agent
2 706 KumarParameswaran 10/13/2015 10:13 AM
by KumarParameswaran Go to last message
New Messages Compress File - Invalid
 Invalid Zip
1 600 KumarParameswaran 10/09/2015 02:23 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages run dos commands?
 Is there a way to run native dos commands from bpa
1 701 TonGordon 10/07/2015 03:33 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) BPA Execution Server Errors: The given key was not present in the dictionary.
 Error/issue causes WF to stop processing and requires BPA ExSvr service restart
5 1529 AdamConner 09/23/2015 04:22 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Command Line to Import/Export Tasks/Workflows
 Is possible Import a Workflow by a command line?
3 1119 EdsonGiovanelli Da Silva 09/21/2015 08:57 AM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Internet Explorer Causing Unexpected Error 3 844 KeithCarrington 09/10/2015 04:04 AM
by BenjaminKorper Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) BPAS_EXEC v9.0.5.4 saturating the CPU   1 2 Last 53 8162 JeanDelfosse 09/09/2015 11:56 AM
by AdamConner Go to last message
New Messages Practical uses for remote agents
 We have 2 extra - but not sure how best to utilize them
11 1264 JamesLankford 09/08/2015 04:15 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Reusable code/functions/task
 Trying to understand the concept within AutoMate
10 2154 JamesLankford 08/24/2015 11:23 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) % sign used within URL, considered as variable?
 Attepting to use a URL that has % signs in it.
1 920 KeithCarrington 08/24/2015 07:13 AM
by MatthewMarinke Go to last message
New Messages CommunicationException in agent causes unrecoverable behavior
 Every now and then the agent throws an exception and can't be stopped afterwards
3 764 AlejandroVillarreal 08/17/2015 02:17 PM
by AlejandroVillarreal Go to last message
New Messages Software to convert multiple files from xlsx to csv
 I am unable to get files converted on an agent using automate BPA 9
13 1383 MaryWesterman 08/17/2015 01:00 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) converting files from .xlsx to .csv
 I need to convert *.xlsx files to .csv having issues......
9 2019 MaryWesterman 08/12/2015 09:51 AM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages compare 2 files to identify changes
 How to compare excel/CSV files
5 1079 DavidHeite 08/06/2015 04:41 AM
by BenjaminKorper Go to last message
New Messages BPA Connection to Teradata with LDAP authentication
 Can you get BPA to connect with Teradata when the oranization uses LDAP authentication?
2 1010 TonGordon 07/29/2015 01:24 AM
by BenjaminKorper Go to last message
New Messages Connecting 2 instances of BPA Server to the same database
 Is it possible to do this?
10 1449 AlejandroVillarreal 07/20/2015 03:36 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages How do you specify "location" in the BPA Teradata connect dialog
 How do you specify "location" in the BPA Teradata connect dialog
3 876 TonGordon 07/14/2015 02:33 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Agent will not run tasks from Workflow, but can from Task execution 1 644 RichardWest 07/14/2015 01:10 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Dynamic MS Sql Connection String
 Is a dynamic connection string for ms sql possible in BPA
4 1436 TonGordon 07/08/2015 12:22 PM
by TonGordon Go to last message
Question Answered (new messages) Open SQL Connection will not toggle within one task
 Trying to open a different database based on agent machine
2 980 TonGordon 07/08/2015 11:25 AM
by TonGordon Go to last message
New Messages WebService Call with MTOM file Attachments
 WebService Call with file Attachments using MTOM
1 684 ShivankGupta 07/07/2015 04:04 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Stopping Task command line 1 687 RodrigoSilva 07/07/2015 03:43 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Virtualizing an existing server
 VM BPA 9
1 669 WaynePike 07/02/2015 09:44 AM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Select case range
 need to address a range in select case
1 933 TomHeitbrink 06/30/2015 12:22 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Deleting blank lines after appending several txt files 1 936 GeorgePerez 06/25/2015 11:00 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Workflows do not start after a period 3 649 ElsonGiovanelli 06/23/2015 12:21 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Moving Database to remote SQL server
 BPA Server 9
8 966 JohnAlfaro 06/19/2015 08:41 AM
by JohnAlfaro Go to last message
New Messages Are there any variables that get set I can pass when a Schedule is invoked?
 Scheduler BPA Server 9
3 1045 DavidRoye 06/18/2015 07:35 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Connection to older Oracle database 0 660 VictorCrichton 06/18/2015 12:06 PM
by VictorCrichton Go to last message
New Messages Local BPA agent going offline 3 1910 ScottSpack 06/09/2015 07:25 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages counting files in a folder
 I need to count file in a folder but only a specific type
1 1610 MaryWesterman 06/09/2015 12:56 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Unexpected error has occured   1 2
 Getting Unexpected error on random for Move Mouse to List Item
32 5515 SarathiKamaraj 06/09/2015 11:48 AM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Migrate agent groups 9 1129 AlejandroVillarreal 05/21/2015 03:23 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Wait object
 On success only?
10 1227 JamesLankford 05/13/2015 07:49 AM
by JamesLankford Go to last message
New Messages Control the amount of resources
 Can we control the amount of resources a task uses
7 784 MaryWesterman 05/08/2015 04:48 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
New Messages BPA9 Workflow / Condition / Process Exclusions, when to use what? 14 2740 Edward Hulleman 05/06/2015 08:33 AM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Web Browser and FTP
 Need to use Web browser to get to FTP, cannot get path to format correctly
4 1040 MaryWesterman 05/06/2015 06:27 AM
by MaryWesterman Go to last message
New Messages Is there a way to monitor task agent status without using Server Management Console?
 task agent offline while server agent still up.
7 1964 HanOu 04/22/2015 01:16 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages BPA Constant in text file
 Is there a way to pull and use a constant from an an external text file?
6 978 EduardoRea 04/20/2015 08:31 AM
by EduardoRea Go to last message
New Messages Automate BPA Actions
 Is there a list of these and what each action does
5 718 MaryWesterman 04/17/2015 08:26 AM
by MaryWesterman Go to last message
New Messages Execution stopped 4 1175 KumarParameswaran 04/10/2015 03:18 PM
by KumarParameswaran Go to last message
New Messages Upgrade from v9 to v10
 Preferred method?
1 1435 JamesLankford 04/02/2015 01:47 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages SQL connections and constants for each agent
 3 agents can we set up separate SQL Connections and constants for each?
3 1044 MaryWesterman 03/31/2015 02:44 PM
by Mary Manzano Go to last message
New Messages Terminal Emulation Action
 Terminal Emulation Action
1 784 HelpDesk 03/27/2015 03:42 PM
by Valentineo McGowan Go to last message
New Messages Error: "Connection to the database failed" at query action (Oracle v11 / 2k8)
 Need to identify cause of error. Task runs fine on other servers with same setup.
3 1341 AdamConner 03/26/2015 02:28 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Excel capabilities 3 858 JamesLankford 03/26/2015 02:20 PM
by Alex Escalante Go to last message
New Messages Task Priority doesn't work 13 1661 BenjaminKorper 03/25/2015 04:35 PM
by Leonard Amabile Go to last message
New Messages Unlocking of server doesn't happen in BPA 5 816 SarathiKamaraj 03/25/2015 03:37 PM
by Mary Manzano Go to last message
New Messages Stored procedure action is changing the value of parameter value
 Bug?
3 685 JamesLankford 03/23/2015 04:31 PM
by Ricardo Castaneda Go to last message
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