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{{Stamp|2017-02-25|4.3.0|1.1.0}}
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{{Stamp|2017-02-25|4.3.0|1.0.9}}
    
An '''''Action''''' is a specialized trigger which is initiated by the pressing of a toolbar button while viewing a Library Entries list or an Entry View card; it will be executed in the background mode. Functions and objects that are available for triggers are also available for actions. Action scripts use the same security parameters as trigger scripts.
 
An '''''Action''''' is a specialized trigger which is initiated by the pressing of a toolbar button while viewing a Library Entries list or an Entry View card; it will be executed in the background mode. Functions and objects that are available for triggers are also available for actions. Action scripts use the same security parameters as trigger scripts.
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== Creating an Action ==
 
== Creating an Action ==
 
Each library can have multiple actions. To see a script of a specific library, open Library > Menu > Scripts. To create an action:
 
Each library can have multiple actions. To see a script of a specific library, open Library > Menu > Scripts. To create an action:
# Click the <big>'''+'''</big>, and select '''Actions'''.
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# Click <big>'''+'''</big>, and select '''Actions'''.
# Select the action context; it can be Library or Entry.<br/>Adding an action to the Libraries List screen or Entry View card will make the button appear in the toolbar.
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# Select the action context; it can be Library, Entry or Bulk actions menu<br/>
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Adding an action to the Libraries List screen or Entry View card will make the button appear in the toolbar. The button to start a Bulk Action script will be available in the menu, if you select a few entries in the library.
    
== Arguments (parameters) ==
 
== Arguments (parameters) ==
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To create arguments:
 
To create arguments:
 
# Open the Action Edit card, move to tab Arguments, and click <big>'''+'''</big>.
 
# Open the Action Edit card, move to tab Arguments, and click <big>'''+'''</big>.
# To get the values of the arguments, use function arg(argumentName). The type of the result depends on the type of the argument, in similar fashion to the ''field()'' function for an entry.
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# To get the values of the arguments, use function ''arg(argumentName)''. The type of the result depends on the type of the argument, in similar fashion to the ''field()'' function for an entry.
    
== Functions and objects available for the script ==
 
== Functions and objects available for the script ==
Action scripts can use the same objects and functions as trigger scripts. If the action is in the Library context, then it can use function lib() to get the current library. If the action is in the Entry context, then it can use function entry() to get the current entry.
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Action scripts can use the same objects and functions as trigger scripts. If the action is in the Library context, then it can use function ''lib()'' to get the current library. If the action is in the Entry context, then it can use function ''entry()'' to get the current entry.
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For the Bulk Action script, the selected entries are available via ''selectedEntries()'' function.
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