The Snippet step is used to insert a Snippet into a robot. A snippet is a sub-part of a robot that may be reused several times either in one robot or across robots. Snippets consists of two parts: a number of connected steps and a set of variables. When a snippet is inserted into a robot via a Snippet step the steps of the snippet is inserted at its location and the variables of the snippet is added to the variables of the robot.
Snippet steps are similar to Group steps. Just as Group steps Snippet steps contain an expand/collapse icon (+/-) located at the top left corner. Clicking on this will expand/collapse the snippet step and like group steps the inserted steps must be such that they have one entry point and one exit point. But unlike group steps, if the steps inside a Snippet step are modified then the corresponding snippet is changed and all other Snippet steps referring to the snippet will change their contained steps.
The Snippet step is configured using the following properties:
Following is a video giving an introduction to Snippets explaining how to use Snippets to share steps among robots.