As a developer and object designer, you do most of your work in the Process Assembly perspective. This is where you create, configure and execute objects. The following chapters in the user documentation guide you through this process:

  • Process Assembly Perspective

    A description of the UI elements in the perspective

  • Object Types

    There are many types of objects in Automic Automation. They are categorized in object classes and in object types. This topic explains both concepts and gives you an overview of all the available objects.

  • Defining Objects

    Automic Automation objects consist of multiple properties that you configure on several definition pages. This topic gives you an overview of all definition pages and provides links to their descriptions.

    If you are new to Automic Automation, read Adding Objects (a sub topic of Defining Objects). This is where you start designing objects.

  • Defining the Common Object Properties

    Some of these pages are standard and available for all object types. Others are available for some object types only.

    This topic introduces the pages that are always available to all object types, such as General or Version Management), and the pages that are available to many objects, such as Attributes or Variables and Prompts.

  • Object-Specific Properties

    Each object type has its own specific definition page. Within an object type, each template has also its specific page. Job objects are an example; the Windows page contains Windows-specific properties, the UNIX page contains Unix-specific properties, and so forth.

  • Workflows (JOBP)

    Workflows are the core of process orchestration. These topics describe how to connect objects and configure them to define the Workflow logic.

  • Variables and VARA Objects

    Variables and VARA objects are powerful automation tools. There are several types of variables and VARA objects. These topics describe all types and explain how to use them in objects.

  • Scripting and the Automation Engine Scripting Language

    These topics provide an introduction to the Automation Engine scripting language and links to the reference section

  • Searching for Objects

    These topics describe all the options that you have to search for objects

  • Working with Objects

    After defining an object, there are many things that you may want to do with it, like edit or duplicate the object definition, and then execute and maybe monitor the executions. All the actions and functions for working with objects are covered in these topics.

  • Version Control

    This topic describes how to use the versioning capabilities of Automic Automation


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The following course(s) are associated with this topic:

  • Automic Automation 12.3 and Higher - Foundations

  • Automic Automation - Introduction to Objects

  • Automic Automation Design I

  • Automic Automation Calendars and Calendar Events

  • Automic Automation 12.3 and Higher - Task Management

  • Automic Automation: Save Time with Actions and Action Packs

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