The next table presents the properties of the Wait process activity.




Default value



Name that identifies the Wait process activity in the Process flow.



The name must be unique in the Process flow.

See rules for naming elements.


Free text that describes the Wait process activity. You can edit the text by directly typing it in the property or in the description editor which opens by clicking



Useful for documentation purposes.

The maximum size of this property is 2000 characters.


The text to be displayed in the back-office whenever an instance of this Wait activity is executed.



If not defined, the displayed text will be the Wait process activity name.


Indicates whether this process activity can be used by other eSpaces. See Reuse eSpace Elements.



This property is only available for process activities that were created in the current eSpace.

See Expose a Process Activity.

When a process activity is public its process must also be public.

Allow Skip

Indicates whether the wait activity can be skipped, that is, end its activity and in this way release the process execution to follow on.



See On Skip action and ActivitySkip action.


The date until which the Wait process activity holds on the process flow execution.


You may set the timeout date in two ways:


Absolute: the timeout date is fixed.

For example:

#2015-01-01 00:00:00#


Relative: the timeout date depends on the current moment.

For example:

if you want to wait a day then define your timeout date as: AddDays(CurrDateTime(),1)

This value is defined as a Date Time.



See Date & Time built-in functions.

Close On

The event that automatically closes (ends) the process activity execution:


Create <entity>: the Wait is ended when a record is created for the specified entity;


Update <entity>: the Wait is ended when a record is updated for the specified entity.




Entity Attributes

Use the listed entity attributes as a filter to determine the cases where the wait execution ends.


The allowed attributes for filtering are the entity's primary key and reference attributes.



These attributes are displayed after an entity event has been selected in the Close On property.

See Also

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