Assign Value

This activity can be used to assign the value of the evaluated expression (output) to the specified variable (input).

Properties

Input

  • Input: the variable to be assigned a new value of the evaluated expression

Output

  • Output: the C# expression which will be evaluated. Complex expressions are allowed and functions from different namespaces can be used, as long as the full namespace is provided.

The expression must not end with a semicolon as the interpreter escapes the string automatically.

The following expression is valid:

DateTime.Now.ToString(“HH-mm-ss”)

Also, note that the full namespace for the C# DateTime.Now the structure is used without the System namespace. Other less used classes or functions should use this naming convention.

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Assign the URL of an application to be automated

  • Assign the current invoice to be processed

  • Assign to a variable the value of the current exchange rate taken from xe.com using Http REST Request.

Examples of Using Assign Value

Example

In this example, the robot will assign a new value to a string variable having a default value.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Assign Value activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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