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Targeted Step Creation

Updated on October 19, 2022

In Targeted Step Creation, you define values for each control or field in your automation, using the Step Editor.

  1. From the Project Explorer, open the automation you want to record.
  2. In the Application Designer, make sure the EnableX-rayVision option is set to False.
    The EnableX-rayVision option determines if the recording process uses Automatic or Targeted Step Creation. Automatic Step Creation uses X-ray Vision. Targeted Step Creation uses legacy matching. By default, this option is set to True.
  3. Select the Record button, as shown in the following figure.
    Record button
    If there is an associated application, it launches. The Recording Assistant displays, as in the following figure.
    Recording assistant
    Recorded steps for a login in the Recording assistant.
  4. Perform the tasks you want to record, in the correct order.

    When a field is highlighted, the Step Editor displays so you can enter appropriate values, as shown in the following figure:

    Step Editor
    Step Editor showing fields and values for a user name.
    Note: If the Step Editor does not display, you can click on the blue Gear icon to open the properties box.

    Gear Icon

    The actions and values are based on the type of control. The most commonly used properties are listed in the dropdown menus. It is possible to modify the configuration file to enable additional actions and values.
  5. Use the Stop button to pause the recording. Result: While the recording is paused, you can perform tasks on the Actions menu or Test the automation.
  6. Optional: To resume recording after pausing, click the Record button.
  7. When you are done with recording steps, click Finish Recording.Result: The recorded steps are added to your automation on the Automation Surface.

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