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Zap Automation QuickStart Document


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

1.1 Start Zappy
a) First install zappy
b) After installation, Zappy Icon would appear on desktop
c) Then double click on Zappy Icon
Zappy 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 Zappy Context Menu can be accesses by right clicking on Zappy Icon.

1.1 Global Shortcuts
Once Zappy started, user can use following keyboard shortcuts.

Keys Combination

Ctrl + Alt + S

Start/Stop Learning New Actions and create a Zappy Task

Ctrl + Alt + Z

Execute First Displayed Zappy Task

Ctrl + Alt + K

Cancel Execution of a Zappy Task

Ctrl + Alt + E

Export Last Learned Zappy Task

1.1.2 Start/Stop Learning

Zappy 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 Zappy Context Menu.
You can create a Zappy 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 Zappy window and a Zappy Task (“Learned Activities”) will appear on the window on which user performed first action following the Start Learning command.

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

1.3 Zappy Task Editor

Zappy Task Editor can be started from the Zappy Context Menu or by clicking the Open in Task Editor button on the Zappy window
Zappy 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 Zappy. 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, Zappy 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 Zappy to collaborate, standardize, and work on automation best practices within your organization and with fellow developers for the most effective results.

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

Context Menu

Context Menu


Logger file as,

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Zap Automation QuickStart Document

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