Actions are entities widely used in Mail & Deploy; there is a variety of actions which all perform different operations such as filtering a field in a datasource, creating a report document, distributing a report document by e-mail, saving a report document to the file system etc.
These actions are managed in lists; when Mail & Deploy executes the action list, all actions will be executed sequentially (from top to bottom); this way you can control the order in which actions are executed.
The following buttons can be used to manage actions in an action list:
If you want to add an action to an action container (like Group Action, Cycle Action), you can click the top item of the action container with the right mouse and select the type of action you want to add.
You can expand and collapse an action container by clicking on its image.
Here you can see all available actions for creating reports: