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Automation / scanEZ Automation


Tag: CreateItem

The CreateItem action, along with the applicable SetParam child actions, lets you automate the 'Create Items' process launched by clicking on the 'Create' button found in the Diff/Values panel in scanEZ.

<CreateItem OnExisting="skip">
<SetParam field="TypeList" value="number"/>
<SetParam field="FieldName" value="autoCreateNUM"/>
<SetParam field="FieldValue" value="29"/>
<SetParam field="IsProtected" value="true"/>

Tag Attributes

AttributesAttribute ValueValue DescriptionComment



Defines the action to take if the item already exists within the documentNot mandatory – see detailed description below

SetParam Options

Field NameCompatible Field ValuesValue DescriptionComment

Text List


Number List


Date List





Dropdown 'Type' list optionsMandatory
FieldNameUser definableValid field name of your choiceMandatory
FieldValueUser definableValid field name of your choiceOne must be selected
FieldFormulaUser definableValid formulaOne must be selected
IsSummaryTrue/FalseFlag checkbox stateNot mandatory – see detailed description
IsEncryptedTrue/FalseFlag checkbox stateNot mandatory – see detailed description
IsSignedTrue/FalseFlag checkbox stateNot mandatory – see detailed description
IsProtectedTrue/FalseFlag checkbox stateNot mandatory – see detailed description
FieldSeparator[New Line]
Dropdown 'Separator' list optionsMandatory for TypeList values "Text List", "Number List", and "Date List".

Detailed Description

By default, omitting the attribute OnExisting will have the same effect as <CreateItem OnExisting="Create"> which is the equivalent of the 'Replace' button on the Warning dialog displayed when creating an item that already exists in the target documents.

NoteThe checkbox option 'Apply to all documents' is always engaged when using the CreateItem action.

The minimum block of SetParam child actions will consist of:

      1. TypeList and value
      2. FieldName and value
      3. FieldValue (for a fixed value) or FieldFormula (for a calculated value)
      4. FieldSeparator and value—for List-type items only

If omitted, the additional SetParam 'Flag' options IsSummary, IsEncrypted, IsSigned, and IsProtected will be their default values set for the New Items dialog.

Example Script

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ytriaAutomation Application="scanEZ" ApplicationVersion="16.5" Version="1.0">
<Load Server="ACME01/ACME" database="Testcopy.nsf"/>
<focus target="tree" category="Documents" type="Document"/>
<CreateItem OnExisting="skip">
<SetParam field="TypeList" value="Number"/>
<SetParam field="FieldName" value="AutoCreateNum"/>
<SetParam field="FieldValue" value="29"/>
<SetParam field="IsProtected" value="true"/>

In the script above, the database "Testcopy.nsf" will be opened and the focus placed on the document type "Document". The CreateItem action will be launched on all Documents within the focused selection tree node, creating a new Number-type item named "AutoCreateNum" with a value of "29", and with a flag set for 'Protected'.