riya

auto it not working when using task scheduler

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I created an automation project to run some reports using auto it. In the first step it shell executes a .fur file and next everything is mostly mouseclicks. I made into a .exe file. This is working fine normally but when I set up a task scheduler to open the .exe file, the file is being opened but the there is an error popping up showing that the program is not able to locate the .fur file. Can anyone please help solving this issue?

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#2 ·  Posted

When I had this problem before it was caused by missing access permissions. IIRC tasks are executed as user System. Either make the task run as another use with the needed permissions or make sure that System has the needed drives assigned and the proper permissions.


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#3 ·  Posted

Thank you :)

 

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#4 ·  Posted

I tried running the file using uplift but again its showing the same error 

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#5 ·  Posted

Are you passing the correct working directory?

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#6 ·  Posted

Yes

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#7 ·  Posted

Without an example of how your script calls *.fur and your scheduled task entry, it will be hard to help you.

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#8 ·  Posted

ShellExecute("MS.fur")
AutoItSetOption('MousecoordMode', 0)
Sleep(100000)
MouseClick("primary",490,670,6,3)
MouseClick("primary",490,745,1,3)
sleep(5000)
MouseClick("primary",1468,750,1,0)
Sleep(6.48e+6)
MouseClick("primary",1583,17,1,1)
WinWait("FIS Reports")
Sleep(5000)
MouseClick("primary", 167, 134,1,1)
Sleep(20000)
ShellExecute("SP.fur")
AutoItSetOption('MousecoordMode',0)
Sleep(100000)
MouseClick("primary",482,664,6,3)
MouseClick("primary",481,738,1,3)
Sleep(5000)
MouseClick("primary", 1469,742,1,1)
Sleep(6.48e+6)
MouseClick("primary",1583,17,1,1)
WinWait("FIS Reports")
Sleep(5000)
MouseClick("primary", 167,134,1,1)
 

This is the code I wrote..This is working fine when it is run manually.

 

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#9 ·  Posted

Proper usage of shellexecute():

ShellExecute ( "filename" [, "parameters" [, "workingdir" [, "verb" [, showflag]]]] )

Input the location of "MS.fur", in the "workingdir" parameter.

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#10 ·  Posted

Or the filename section... ex: ShellExecute("c:\MS.fur")

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#11 ·  Posted

Okay I will try doing that..thank you so much :) 

 

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#12 ·  Posted

Also, I'm not sure what kind of application this is you are trying to automate, but your script will be much more reliable if you use keypresses rather then mouse clicks to select buttons.

 

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#13 ·  Posted

This is our company application to run some reports.I learned it new So I just used mouseclicks.I will try with keypresses. 

Thank you

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#14 ·  Posted (edited)

Another thing to remember, make sure that the task has interactive mode set. And if you're not logged in and the screen is unlocked, then none of this will work.

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#15 ·  Posted

Yeah sure 

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