Bots have safeguards and limits that alert you when an automation encounters an error.
The “missing input” or “invalid value” error occurs when a required input field is not assigned inside the automation. This safeguard in the platform requires you to manually fill out certain fields to ensure that you are properly communicating what you want the bot to perform.
Error messages are displayed in the notifications.
Notifications display all activity within a bot, including any errors an automation has encountered. The text in the message provides a brief description of what values are missing from the automation.
Error messages can also be accessed in the bot log. The bot log shows your bot's automation activity. Automations that encountered an error will be displayed in the bot log with a red circle and an explanation of why the bot discontinued the automation, including the missing inputs or invalid values.
You can hover the mouse over the message in the log to see a complete list of errors.
Fixing input errors
To fix the error, select the automation with the missing input or invalid value, and select the gear icon to access the automation settings.
You can identify the missing or invalid input in the automation settings and make the necessary changes by filling in the missing field.
To avoid missing input errors, you can create default values. You can set default values and custom inputs inside an automation. Choose an automation and select the title at the top of the page.
This will display the list of input. You can set a default value for any of the inputs to avoid the error if you reuse the automation. You can always edit the value in the future.