Timer activity

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


Timer activity

Configure the Timer activity

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

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. 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 > Email 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 Timer activity.

Figure: Set Time screen

Set Time 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:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • 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.

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
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:

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