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connect cloud device


Logically connect to a cloud-based device and make that device the target for the automation.


  • name

    Logical name of the target cloud device

  • session id

    Variable to hold the returned session ID of the connected cloud device.


  • This built-in action applies only to WebDriver based cloud services. (Learn more.)
  • name argument:
    • The name is established in advance by the assign cloud device action, which assigns a logical name to a mobile cloud device.
  • This action supports the <ignore> modifier. If the string <ignore> is present as the value of any of the arguments, or any argument contains an expression that evaluates to <ignore>, the action is skipped during execution.

Applicable Built-In Settings

The following settings are applicable to this action: remove double quotes from cells.

Related information

assign cloud device

use cloud device

get cloud device session id

disconnect cloud device

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disconnect all cloud devices

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