[Wait for timer] intermediate event

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The Wait for timer intermediate event (Fig. 1) is used to pause the process for a certain period of time. The process will resume in the background mode.

Fig. 1 Wait for timer intermediate event


For example, a process can create a task for the user to check for invoice payment five days after the invoice had been issued.

[Wait for timer] event operation 


After the element incoming flow is activated, it starts the countdown.


When the specified period of time expires, the Wait for timer element activates its outgoing flows.

[Wait for timer] event parameters 

Start in (sec.)

Specify the process pause duration in seconds (e.g., specify “3600” for 1 hour). This field is populated using the parameter value window.