Automate Desktop

Dataset Action

Chapter 2 | Automate Essentials

What are datasets?

In the simplest terms, an Automate dataset is any named group of records. The data in a dataset is laid out like a database table, which has a unique name and consists of columns and rows.

Discover how to use Automate’s dataset action when extracting a collection of data, such as a database or a spreadsheet, or retrieving information that describes one or more objects or items. Datasets are also used to store information returned by applications or the operating system itself. In this video, you’ll learn:

  • An overview of the dataset actions available
  • Practical use within a task: creating datasets and moving, inserting, and deleting columns and rows

Watch this chapter now to learn more about the dataset action.

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Chapter 3: Text Manipulation