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Wait Steps

This step waits for a specified time before proceeding to another step. One possible use would be to wait for changes on the operator level to take effect. This may be done by:

  • Specifying a number of time units

  • Specifying an expression that evaluates to a string, date or instant.

Syntax

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// Wait by specifying a number of time units
wait for <number Number> <units Unit>
// Wait by specifying an expression that evaluates to an absolute time
wait until <expression Expression>

Parameters

  • number - The amount of time to wait

  • units - One of milliseconds, second, seconds minute, minutes, hour or hours

  • expression - Any expression that evaluates to a string, date or instant:

    • Strings must be in one of the following formats: HH:mm or HH:mm:ss
      • Leading zeros, for example, in 09:00 can be omitted
    • If a string given represents a time in the past, for example, "16:41"`, the step will wait for that same time the following day
    • If a date or instant given is in the past, then the step will succeed immediately

Example

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// Wait by specifying a number of time units
And wait for 300 seconds
// Wait by specifying an expression that evaluates to an absolute time
And wait until "16:41"
And wait until "16:41:37"
And wait until date
And wait until instant

In the example above, date and instant will be taken from the context. If they do not exist, the step will fail.