Add Or Edit Run Program Task

You use the Run Program Task dialog to configure a Task which involves running an external program. The following sections explain the function and configuration of each field in the dialog.

Task ID
This field is generated by the application. It is the unique numeric identifier that the program uses to keep track of each Task. No configuration is necessary.

File Action
This field displays the type of Task that you are currently configuring.

Task Name
Use this field to give a unique name to the Task that you are currently configuring. Make sure to name your Tasks in a way that will easily identify them in the Task list window.

Task Description
Use this field to give a more detailed description of the Task that you are currently configuring.

Program File Name
Use this field to set the program that the Task is going to run. Click the Browse button to select a program file that is on the local computer. The program file that will be run must reside on the local computer. You may also type a valid folder path into the field directly.

Command Line Parameters (Optional)
Use this field to set the parameters that are required for the external program to be run successfully. Refer to the program's documentation for further information on how to set these parameters. These parameters will be passed to the program when it is launched.

Maximum Program Run Time
Use this field to set the maximum amount of time that you want to allow the external program to run. After this time period has passed, the program will be terminated and processing of Tasks that occur after this one will continue.