TexAu Terminology

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Automation Module: single automation focused only on one task or page. Also called a "spice".

Workflow: a collection of automation that can be linked together. Also called a "workflow".

Cookie: a cookie is an identifier that allows TexAu to run your social account on your behalf.

Variable: A piece of dynamic information you can reuse to connect automation together. Throughout this documentation, variables will be labeled as a "pill" like that:

  • variable

Variables can be anything and of any type: a URL link, text, number, anything we collect on a page, or a piece of custom information you want to add and reuse in the platform. Variables are the glue or pivot point that allows connecting two automation modules to form an workflow.

Local Variable: a variable you can only use in the workflow where you created it. You can map a Variable to a Google Sheet column, store a cookie, an API key, or any data type you want to reuse elsewhere in your workflow.

Global Variable: a variable you can use in ALL workflow across the TexAu platform.

Schedule: a planned task (single automation or workflow) designed to run at a repetitive interval or occur once at a defined time of the year, month, or day.

Proxy: a device required to hide TexAu cloud server IPs from social platforms to process your automation safely from a location close to your current location. You should always use one when running TexAu in the cloud.

VPN: a device used to hide your IP. Never use a VPN to process your social account on the TexAu Desktop app.

Execution: single automation or a workflow run.

Parallel Execution: the number of concurrent automation (single automation or workflow) that can run simultaneously. This number is dependent on your current plan. You can find that in your account preferences. Parallel executions only count live running execution at a given time, no matter how the number of automation you have scheduled.

Execution Time: processing time, not the time it takes to process the whole automation from start to finish. For example, automation can take 4 hours but only consume 20 min of execution time. TexAu doesn't count delays between operations.

Logs: breakdown of all the automation executions and iterations in a workflow until full completion. Logs are displayed in a console view with each execution timestamp (time of each event). Very useful to understand and debug your flows or check everything is running smoothly.

Email Credits: renewable daily credits for pro email pattern determination and verification.

  • One email found counts for one credit,
  • One email verification costs one credit.
  • Bulk email from domain counts four credits only if TexAu finds an email.

Condition: trigger an action based on an automation output. If the Variable matches the condition, then it will execute the next spice based on that condition.

Routing: it's a two-way branch in a workflow. A condition triggers a routing branch. If the condition is matched, then split the flow into two branches.

Filter: Same as routing above but using one branch.

Webhooks: a URL request used to trigger an action in software. You can use Webhooks to trigger a workflow in TexAu from external software or from TexAu to external software.

Node: Nodes are what link two automation modules in a workflow.

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Updated 14 May 2022
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