The StartNew method enables you to start a new process.



The StartNew method exposes the Control In, Control Out, Data In, and Data Out ports by default.

Port Description
Control In Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
Control Out Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data In The StartNew component exposes the following Data In ports by default:
filePath: Accepts the path of the application/process that has to be launched.
Params: Parameters is an optional Data In port, and accepts the Command Line Arguments that have to be passed to the application being launched.
Data Out Returns the Process ID (String)


To edit the properties of the StartNew component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.


Let us consider an example.


To start a new process:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand System Processes.
  2. Drag the StartNew component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click the filePath box and enter the location of the executable file.
  4. Drag the CloseMainWindow component and drop it on the Design surface.


    You can override the existing data source for the filePath and Params Data In ports. To override the existing data source:

    • Right-click the required Data In port.
    • Click Override and change the data source.
      To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.
  5. Connect the control ports and data ports in the activity.

  6. In the toolbar, click Run.
    Intellibot executes the workflow and starts the specified process.