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Specify the name of the file and its status to indicate when the wait should end. Wildcards and file masks are supported.

WaitDetails
File Specify a file that the workflow will wait for. Both a single filename or a file wildcard can be provided.
Condition Specify the condition of the file that will trigger the wait to end:
  • Exists · the wait ends if the specified file exists or when it is created.
  • Exists and is accessible · the wait ends if the file becomes accessible (is not used by other apps).
  • Exists and is not accessible · the Task continues when the file becomes inaccessible.
  • Does not exist · the delay ends if the file does not exist or when it is deleted.

If using file masks (wildcards), the following conditions end the waiting:
  • Exists · the wait ends if any file that matches the mask exists or when it is created.
  • Exists and is accessible · the wait ends if any matching file becomes accessible (available for reading and writing).
  • Exists and is not accessible · the Task continues when any matching file becomes inaccessible.
  • Does not exist · the waiting ends when the folder does not contain any file that matches the wildcard.
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Interconnect

  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Wait for File. Access the filename the workflow awaited. Log information events signifying the waiting condition was fulfilled or a timeout took place. Also, log a custom-defined timeout error if applicable.

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