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The Wait for Folder Action conditionally pauses a workflow until a specific folder is created or removed, with the option to set criteria for an empty folder or one containing files. If the condition is met at the time of execution, the Task continues immediately without delay.

The Action allows for setting waiting priority and timeout behavior in the Options. It can monitor directories on both local disks and local networks (LAN) using UNC file path notation.

WaitDetails
Folder Select the folder that the Task waits for.
Condition Choose the condition that, once satisfied, will allow the workflow to continue immediately:
  • Exists · the suspension of the Task ends when the specified folder exists or is created.
  • Exists and is empty · the waiting period ends when the folder is empty of files and folders.
  • Exists and contains no files · the wait ends when the folder exists (or is created) and its root is free of files, though subfolders and files within them are permitted.
  • Exists and is not empty · the waiting period ends when the folder contains some files or folders.
  • Does not exist · the workflow resumes once the folder is removed or if it did not exist at the start of this Action.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.

Interconnect

  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Wait for Folder. Retrieve the folder name. Log information events to indicate either the waiting condition was met or a timeout occurred. Additionally, a custom-defined timeout error may be recorded.

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