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The Options tab of the Wait for Remote File Action allows you to adjust the file detection priority, ranging from near-instant to network resource-conserving.

Additionally, you can adjust the timeout behavior, enable or disable this Action, give it a custom display name, and change the advanced fallback options.

Priority Set the priority of remote file detection.
  • High · detects changes near instantly.
  • Normal · detects changes very quickly.
  • Low · detects changes with a slight delay.
Enable waiting timeoutOptionally, to prevent an unintended workflow lockdown (in case the Wait for Remote File Action is waiting indefinitely), set the Do not wait longer than timeout value and choose a procedure to perform when On timeout is reached…
On timeoutChoose behavior if the Wait for Remote File Action times out:
  • Continue Task · proceed the workflow with the next Action.
  • Continue with · choose an Action to continue with.
  • Stop Task · end execution of the workflow.
  • Stop with error · terminate the workflow with an error. The On Error handler for Action will not be activated, while the On Error handler for Task will be triggered.
Time unitsTime units selectionDefine and set a time frame in any given preferred format—be it milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, or days.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.
This Action is enabledAn Action is executed only if it is enabled. Otherwise, it will be automatically skipped (completely ignored) from the Task flow.
Use custom display nameRename this Action, to make a human-readable workflow that will help you to find, read, and make sense of the Task structure later.
Advanced fallback optionsManage the advanced fallback options—select which error types will lead to automatic execution of predefined workaround operations.
Log only errorsDo not log information and warning messages for this Action. It may be useful to keep the log file small and tidy on production systems.


  • Setting the waiting timeout to a value that is too small can affect the recognition of the Exists and no changes detected condition. A very low timeout may cause the Wait for Remote File Action to proceed to the next step prematurely, without allowing enough time to detect ongoing changes to a file.

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