Using free-form text in automation configuration

Document ID : KB000072373
Last Modified Date : 01/03/2018
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Issue:
When using the automation feature in ARD, none of the free-form text I am using in the flow is showing up inside the configuration. 
Environment:
CA Agile Requirements Designer (ARD)- Agile Designer 
Cause:
Using free-form text type means that the code snippet is defined inside the flow, not inside the Automation Configuration. That means that if you are mixing free-form steps with object/action steps and you decide to switch configurations or change the configuration to use another language/framework, there might be a mismatch between the two types of steps.
Resolution:
We recommend using free-form text type Automation Steps sparingly and only when it is necessary. Please be aware that you would have to go through them one by one if any change is required.
Additional Information:
If you experience any further issues, please open a support case by going to https://www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/contact-support.html.