The Wait Node creates a pause in the process for a set period of time, defined in minutes, hours, or days. You can schedule Notification to escalate over time. This timed event trigger is useful for retention scheduling or escalation notices, for example, multiple Wait Nodes may be added to a Workflow design. When a document is in a Wait state, only a system administrator has access to edit it
Example: Use Wait Nodes to Set Reminders
Send a repeated email reminder to approve or reject an invoice, while pausing to allow the AP Manager time to take action before reminding her once again. The Workflow would contain a Queue with a one-day Wait and an Email notification addressed to the AP Manager. It would check the Approved/Rejected status once a day. If the status field was empty, then it would send an email and wait for a day. Check the status again, etc.
- Drag a Wait Node from the Nodes Pane to the Design Canvas. The Wait Node Settings dialog box will appear.
- Enter a unique name for the Node in the Title text box.
- Enter the amount of time to pause in the Duration Days, Hours, and/or Minutes fields.
- Enter a description in the Description text box.
- Click Save.
Wait Node Settings