Action Edit

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This screen allows configuration of a single action in a Task.


At top left is the name of the action. Tapping on this allows it to be changed.

Bottom-right is a help button. Please be sure to read the action help of every action before you use it for the first time, there may be e.g. device specific restrictions you should know about.

Action Parameters

A parameter gives extra detail about how the action is to be carried out.

Text Parameters
  • are sometimes optional: in that case the text Optional will appear as a hint unless the entry box has already been filled in
  • sometimes have a dialog to help you fill in a value which you can access by clicking the magnifying glass icon next to them
  • can have variables automatically inserted by clicking the tag icon next to them.
Numeric Slider Parameters

Clicking the arrows icon next to numeric sliders allows you to specify the number textually or use a variable for the parameter instead, if the value will not be known until the action is actually executed.

If (Condition) Parameter

(most actions)

Allows specification of a condition which must match if this action is to execute.

Please see the section on Flow Control for more information.

Continue Task After Error Parameter

(selected actions only)

By default, if an action fails with an error (e.g. the user specified to delete a file that doesn't exist) Tasker will stop the task immediately and the remaining actions will never be executed.

This parameter specifies that the task should continue even if this action fails.

In addition, if it's checked, errors will be logged in the system log as diagnostics instead of errors and error popups will be suppressed.

Label Parameter

(all actions)

A label for the action which is shown on the Task Edit screen. This parameter could also be used to add comments to actions to help understand how the task works.

Labels are also used with Goto actions to jump from one part of the task to another.

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