Timer activity

An activity that causes your process to pause for a specified time before process goes to the next activity.



Configure the Timer activity

To configure the Timer activity, do the procedure in this topic.

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. Complete the fields on the Set Time screen.

    For more information, refer to Make a Process Wait for a Specified Time.

  2. (Optional) Click Advanced Advanced icon > E-mail Notifications E-mail Notifications icon.

    For more information, refer to Configure E-mail Notifications for Any Activity.

Set Time

Specifies the duration associated with the Delay activity.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

Display Name

Function:
Specifies the activity name that shows in your process.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:

Description

Function:
Specifies an optional text description for your activity.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

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.

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