You can create rules with composite actions and/or composite triggers.
By using composite action a rule will execute several actions one by one.
When using composite triggers AutomateIt allows you to choose using an AND composite trigger, an OR composite trigger or create a hierarchy between them.
After selecting the composite action from the action list a special configuration screen will be open in the rule definition wizard, allowing you to configure the set of actions. Actions will be executed one by one according to the order they were selected.
Add Action Button – this button located on the right of the bar. By clicking the add button you will be able to choose action from the regular action list.
Note: There is no limit on the number of actions that can be contained in a single composite action. If you choose more than 4-5 actions we recommend you to use another composite action so another row of icons will be shown for your convenience.
You can organize the order of executed actions by pressing the “Organize” button on the Composite Action toolbar. This will allow you to move each action up or down as desired.
Composite trigger allows you to define a set of triggers that when ALL or ANY of them is set, will trigger the rule. After selecting the composite AND trigger or the composite OR trigger, a special configuration screen (similar to the one of composite action described above) will be open in the rule definition wizard, allowing you to configure the set of triggers and their parameters.
Add Trigger Button – this button located on the right of the bar. By clicking the add button you will be able to choose trigger from the regular trigger list.
Note: There is no limit on the number of triggers that can be contained in a single composite trigger.
Composite AND trigger
The AND trigger will launch the rule only when ALL defined sub-triggers occur.
Composite OR Trigger
The OR trigger will launch the rule when ANY of its defined sub-triggers occur. That’s means if the first trigger occur the action will be executed and the following triggers will not be checked.
Hierarchical Composite Triggers
Composite triggers can be used as any other trigger and be contained in another composite trigger. It might complicate things a bit but gives you a lot of flexibility when defining rules. This can be useful if you wish to combine composite AND trigger with a composite OR trigger, in the formation of (A AND (B OR C)) as an example.