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Managing Arguments

Arguments are used to pass data from a project to another. In a global sense, they resemble variables, as they store data dynamically and pass it on. Variables pass data between activities, while arguments pass data between automations. As a result, they enable you to reuse certain projects time and again.

Studio supports a large number of argument types, which coincide with the types of variables. Therefore, you can create Generic Value, String, Boolean, Object, Array, or DataTable arguments and you can also browse for .Net types, just as you do in the case of variables.

Additionally, arguments have specific directions (In, Out, In/Out, Property) that tell the application where the information stored in them is supposed to go.

Lastly, these arguments can be used to integrate with other tools in your company, as they are exposed in Orchestrator too. This means that any process you create can now receive input parameters through the Orchestrator API or interface, as well as return an output to all of the aforementioned. More information is available here.

Creating Arguments

Argument names should be in upper CamelCase with a prefix stating the argument direction, such as in_DefaultTimeout, in_FileName, out_TextResult, io_RetryNumber. You can check out our Workflow Design Naming Conventions recommendations for more details.

From the Body of an Activity

  1. From the Activities panel, drag an activity to the Designer panel. Right-click a field and select Create In Argument or Create Out Argument from the context menu. Alternatively, press Ctrl+M or Ctrl+Shift+M. The Set Arg field is displayed.
  2. Fill in the name and press Enter. The argument is created and visible in the field. Check its direction and type in the Arguments panel.

Arguments created in this way automatically receive the type according to the activity. For example, if you create an argument in the Data Table field of a Write Range activity, the argument's type is set to DataTable. If you create an argument in the Text field of a Write Line activity, the argument's type is set to String.

From the Properties Panel

  1. In the Properties panel of any activity, right-click a field that can be edited, and select Create In Argument or Create Out Argument from the context menu. Alternatively, press Ctrl+M or Ctrl+Shift+M. The Set Arg field is displayed.
  2. Fill in the name and press Enter. The argument is created and visible in the field. Check its direction and type in the Arguments panel.

The argument type is automatically generated depending on the selected property.

From the Arguments Panel

  1. In the Designer panel, click Arguments. The Arguments panel is displayed.
  2. Click the Create Argument line, and fill in the name. A new argument is created.

Note:

By default, all arguments are of String type and have an In direction.

Removing Arguments

To remove an argument:

  • In the Arguments panel, select an argument and press Delete.
  • In the Arguments panel, right-click an argument and select the Delete option.

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Managing Arguments


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