Make a Process Wait for a Specified Time

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

Figure: Set Time screen

Set Time screen

Examples

  • (Example) Configure a Timer activity
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Good to Know

How to Start

  1. Open Process Builder.

    For information about how to open this screen, refer to Process Builder.


    Open Process Builder
  2. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open the Common tab.

    Open Common tab
  3. On the Common tab, drag the Timer activity onto your process.

    Drag Timer 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
      Example:
      Refer to:

      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
      Example:
      Refer to:

      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