Scheduling a flow to wait

There are two ways to schedule a flow to wait – the first is by specifying a relative amount of time to wait for (e.g. 2 hours), and the second is by specifying an absolute date and time (e.g. 18/05/2015 10:43am).

Relative

The date parser for scheduling relative waits supports the syntax listed on this page (so almost anything we can think of!): http://natty.joestelmach.com/doc.jsp

  1. Create a new value of type String, give it a name, e.g. Time to Wait and give it Private access.
  2. Create a Message element.
  3. Type a Name to identify your element, e.g. Schedule a Wait.
  4. Click New.
  5. Select the Timer service.
  6. Select the Wait: Relative message action.
  7. Name the message action and click the Edit action next to the Schedule input. Finally select the value you created previously.
  8. Save everything.

Absolute

  1. Create a new value of type DateTime, give it a name, e.g. Time to Wait and give it Private access.
  2. Create a Message element.
  3. Type a Name to identify your element, e.g. Schedule a Wait.
  4. Click New.
  5. Select the Timer service created previously.
  6. Select the Wait: Absolute message action.
  7. Name your message action and click the Edit action next to the Schedule input. Finally select the value you created previously.
  8. Save everything.

Developers: Find more information on the Timer service here.

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