AutoBloks is a tool whose goal is to enable any user to easily automate simple tasks. The first versions of the software will focus on interacting with web pages. The tutorials presented here will introduce you to the software and guide you step-by-step through the creation of an automated process.
Google Search Series
This series of tutorials will utilize Google's iconic search page to initiate a search. In this series, you will learn the basic concepts to create your first automated process.
Tutorial 1 - Getting Started
This tutorial starts at the beginning and provides a foundational understanding of the tool so you can begin your automation journey. In this tutorial you will learn to install and configure the tool, create a new process, add activity calls, and run your process.
- Step 1 - Install and Configure AutoBloks
- Step 2 - Introduction to the User Interface
- Step 3 - Understanding Activities
- Step 4 - Creating Your First Activity Call
- Step 5 - Running Your First Process
Tutorial 2 - Interacting with Elements
This tutorial builds on Tutorial 1 - Getting Started to extend your automation Process by calling Activities that interact with elements on the web page. Element interaction is a key aspect of automating any user interface, and this tutorial will guide you through the basic process.
- Step 1 - Inspecting Elements
- Step 2 - Add Activity Call with Element Identification
- Step 3 - Add Second Activity for Same Element
- Step 4 - Highlighting Elements During Playback
Tutorial 3 - Using Variables for Data
This tutorial builds on the Tutorial 2 - Interacting with Elements tutorial to enhance your automated Process with variables instead of hard-coded values.
- Step 1 - Understanding Variables
- Step 2 - Creating Your First Variable
- Step 3 - Populating Arguments
- Step 4 - Easily Convert Existing Values to Variables
- Step 5 - Observe Variables in Run Results
Tutorial 4 - Controlling Playback
Advanced Tutorial - Using Browser Development Tools
This advanced tutorial is a supplement to Tutorial 2 - Interacting with Elements and shows an advanced method of identifying elements instead of using the built-in identification tools provided by AutoBloks.