Yes, when I open up the action , I click on ' play' & that is when I get the message & no to your other question, no command recorded which deletes the selection ..
But the action needs a selection - this is what the error message means.
Did you change your workflow a little bit?
What is the action for?
And, please, provide a screenshot of the actions panel with the relevant steps visible.
I figured it out, it's not a PS problem, it's the action itself, I tested another action, by selecting my action & clicking on 'play' & it worked just fine. I will get in touch with the company that I bought this action from. I appreciate your help