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Automation Workshop includes the Wait Action that pauses the Task for the specified amount of time. Set the amount of time and applicable units in a range from milliseconds to days.

Features & highlights

  • Use delays in your Tasks as an alternative to the finished events.
  • Pause a workflow to wait for an external app or script to finish.
  • Use a predefined wait time or dynamically loaded time value from the Variable Wizard.
  • Use the Wait Action in a loop as an alternative to the Task Scheduler.
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  • Wait · Set the amount of time the Task will pause before proceeding.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Wait integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Wait Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using quick shortcuts like «WAI» or «WT».

Delay options…

Automation Workshop includes options to pause a workflow and conditionally wait for different resource types. These waiting Actions operate similarly—they pause the workflow until a particular resource reaches a desired state, such as when a file appears or disappears.


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