Make a Process Wait for a Specified Time

To make a process wait for a specified time, do the procedure in this topic.

Set Time Screen



Good to Know

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add an activity:
      1. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open the Common Common icon tab.
      2. On the Common Common icon tab, drag the Timer Timer icon activity onto your process.
    • Change an activity:
      1. In your process, double-click your activity.

Procedure

  1. On the Set Time screen, do one of these:
    • To pause a process for a specified interval of time, complete these fields as necessary.
      Field Name Definition

      Time Period

      Function:
      Indicates that the process is delayed for a specified span of time before moving to the next activity.
      Accepted Values:
      • Selected - The delay expires based on a timed duration.
      • Deselected - The delay expires based on a date.
      Default Value:
      Selected

      Time

      Function:
      Specifies the time for your delay using a number of time units.
      Accepted Values:
      A number of minutes, hours, days, seconds, or weeks.
      Default Value:
      1 Day
      Accepts Process Data Variables:
      No

      My Organization's Business Time

      Function:
      Determines whether the time span represents actual time, or business hours only.
      Accepted Values:
      • Deselected - The time span represents actual time. It is unaffected by any business time configuration settings.
      • Selected - The time span represents a span of business hours only. For example, 5 days of business time might be equivalent to 7 days of actual time. 8 hours of business time might be equivalent to 24 hours of actual time.
      Default Value:
      Deselected
      Example:
      The Business Time property is set to True, and business hours are configured as 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Manual activity with a Time Span of 6 business hours is entered at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, then the task must be completed by 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
    • To pause a process until a specified date, complete these fields as necessary.
      Field Name Definition

      Specific Date

      Function:
      Indicates that a process is delayed until a specified date occurs before moving to the next activity.
      Accepted Values:
      • Deselected - The delay expires based on a timed duration.
      • Selected - The delay expires based on a date.
      Default Value:
      Deselected

      Date

      Function:
      Specifies the date the delay ends, and the process goes to the next activity in the process.
      Accepted Values:
      A process data variable that contains the date value.
      Default Value:
      None
      Accepts Process Data Variables:
      Yes

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