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Zap Automation QuickStart Document


Zap Automation Actions: Each user interaction on desktop recorded by Zappy is termed as a Zap Automation Action.
Zap Automation Task / Activities: A group of Zap Automation Actions that can be grouped to form a Zap Automation Task.
Zap Automation Window: User can find “Z” icon besides minimize, maximize and cancel buttons.

1.1 Start Zap Automation
a) First install Zappy
b) After installation, Zappy Icon would appear on desktop

Just double click on the Zap Automation Icon from the desktop and it will be started for you after installation. It automatically starts at subsequent system startups.

Zap Application Icon appears as a taskbar icon in notification area (bottom right corner of Windows Taskbar) or clicking the chevron (^) icon if it is hidden.


1.1.1 Context Menu can be accesses by right clicking on Zap Application Icon.

1.1.1 Global Shortcuts
Once Zap Application started, user can use following keyboard shortcuts.

Keys CombinationDescription
Ctrl + Alt + SStart/Stop Learning New Actions and create a Zappy Task
Ctrl + Alt + ZExecute First Displayed Zappy Task
Ctrl + Alt + KCancel Execution of a Zappy Task
Ctrl + Alt + EExport Last Learned Zappy Task

1.1.2 Start/Stop Learning

Zap can Capture and Save user desktop interactions collected between “Start Learning” and “Stop Learning” commands using Keyboard Shortcut ‘Ctrl + Alt + S’.

Alternatively, these commands (Start / Stop Learning) can be invoked from the Context Menu.
You can create a Zap Automation Task by invoking Start Learning command and then doing a particular set of actions on the desktop. Upon completing the set of desired actions, you can invoke the Stop Learning command.
A Zap Application window and a Zap Application Task (“Learned Activities”) will appear on the window on which user performed first action following the Start Learning command.

1.2.3 Execute Zap Application Task / Activities
You can perform these activities again by double clicking the activity or selecting the activity and clicking Run button in Zap Application Window.

1.2.4 Repeat / Iterate Same Activity ‘Any’ number of times
You can repeat the Learned Activities by selecting the activity (ticking the checkbox), typing the Repeat Count and clicking the Run button.

1.2.5 Rename Activity

You can Rename a Learned Activity to a name of your choice by clicking on an activity – pausing and then clicking again (just like renaming a File in Windows Explorer).

1.2.6 Export / Import / Delete Activity
You can Export / Import / Delete the Learned Activities by selecting the Activity (ticking the checkbox) and clicking the Export / Import / Delete button.

1.2.7 Open in Zap Application Task Editor
You can open the Learned Activities in the Task Editor by selecting the Activity (ticking the checkbox) and clicking the Task Editor Icon (Pen Icon ).

**1.3 Zap Application Task Editor**

Zap Application Task Editor can be started from the Context Menu or by clicking the Open in Task Editor button on the Zap Application window
Zap Application Task editor allows you to manage workflows and add validation actions. Task Editor is our powerful and user-friendly automation canvas, is an essential component in the Zap. It features a rich collection of pre-built activities, integrates with several programming languages, and promotes ease-of-use, scalability, and efficiency.

1.3.1 Automate Faster
Create automation with our drag and drop, code-free, editor. Leverage our library of hundreds of activities and pre-built automation components. For fast and easy troubleshooting our visual debugger highlights an exact error and displays easy to comprehend messages.

1.3.2 Automate Smarter
No more manual, error-prone programming of each process step and user action, Zap learns your actions and build them into an automation workflow.

1.3.3 Automate Together
No need to invent the wheel. Share and reuse ready-made automation components from Editor’s extensible libraries and save on development time and cost. Build reusable components with Zap Application to collaborate, standardize, and work on automation best practices within your organization and with fellow developers for the most effective results.

1.4 Zap Application Logger
Zap Application generates audit logs which can be accessed by Zap Logger. They capture events which can show “who” did “what” activity and “how” the system behaved.
Zap Application Logger can be started from the Context Menu or Task Editor.
Context Menu

Context MenuContext Menu

Context Menu


Task Editor

Logger file as,

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Zap Automation QuickStart Document

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