Human in the loop

Activities

User notificationSelect file or folderInput dialog
Set up a pop-up window with a custom messageAsk users for a path to access a file or folderAllow users to add text to a variable via dialog window or to add a preset message

User notification

Description

This activity displays a window with a custom text message.

Parameters

The main parameter of this activity is Description message. It defines the text that will be shown in the notification window. It is required.

Setting up the notification text

Setting up the notification text

The other parameters are Close after, sec and Button name. These are optional.

  • Close after, sec parameter makes it possible to automatically close the notification window after a specified amount of time. The user can also close the window manually. If you do not want the window to close automatically, leave this parameter untouched.
  • Button name parameter lets you set a custom text on the close button. The default text is OK. It will be used if the parameter is not filled.
Close after, sec and Button name parameters

Close after, sec and Button name parameters

Result

In this example we have filled the parameters as shown in the images above. The window will be closed automatically in 30 seconds after it appeared. It can also be closed by clicking the Got it button.

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Select file or folder

Description

Asks user for a path to a file/folder during the workflow execution.

Parameters

What to select

Choose what to select: file or folder.

Number of files/folders to select

Choose whether it be single file/folder or multiple files/folder.

File explorer filter

Set a restriction of file selection. I.e. you can allow user to select only JPG files.

Usage Examples

This activity can be used in attended bots to specify files or folders that should be processed by a bot.

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Input dialog

Description

Opens an input dialog to allow the user input a text or select a radio button. The 'Save value to variable' activity appears automatically. It saves the user input to a variable. However, the activity is not mandatory to use and can be removed from the workflow.

Parameters

Input type

Select an input type: text or radio buttons.

Text

Description message

  • Set a value: write a description that will be displayed in the input dialog box, for example: Enter the company name.
  • Save the previous step result: take the previous activity result as a message.
  • Calculate a value: use JS to form a message.

Title

Set title of the popup window.

Radio buttons

Description message

  • Set a value: write a description that will be displayed in the input dialog box, for example: Enter the company name.
  • Save the previous step result: take the previous activity result as a message.
  • Calculate a value: use JS to form a message.

Radio buttons

Set names for radio buttons or add new ones.

Title

Set title of the popup window.

Comment

Contains an annotation to the activity. The input text will be displayed above the activity name.

Result

The input data is stored in the input_dialog variable by default. This variable represents a string that contains data entered by the user. If the radio buttons input type is chosen, then selected buttons name is saved in the variable.

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