Ed Lebeau (Ed_Lebeau)
Comptech Associates Inc

Comptech Associates Inc
Ed_Lebeau Member since 2016 15 posts
Comptech Associates Inc
Posted: October 20, 2017
Last activity: November 6, 2018
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 15:33 EDT
Last activity: 6 Nov 2018 20:02 EST

Automation Re-use and Global Containers

In the training materials and I think in best practices, the suggestion is made that StringUtils, MessageDialog, Pause, and similar commonly used tools be placed in the Global Container. I tend to not do this because I want to create reusable Automations. If these tools are stored locally, I can just import the .os file into another project and I don't have to do a thing. If the tools are in the Global Container, then I will need to replace each instance of the tools in the automation with the new ones in the new project's Global Container -- unless there is some slick way to do that that I don't know about.

So my question is whether this preference to put the tools into the Global Container has any other justification other than that you don't need to keep moving StringUtils, MessageDialog, Pause, etc. into each new automation. Yes, it might use more memory, but who cares in this day and age. Am I missing something?

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