Makes the instance wait for a given time period

Use this step to make an instance wait for a certain date time and then execute further.

Last published at: July 25th, 2023

waitForDateTime Step


This step waits for the mentioned date and time and then executes the next step



  • waitDateTime – Wait till



  • True – step executed successfully
  • False – step failed to execute 




Let’s build and execute the waitForDateTimeDef example.          

  • Create a new definition called “waitForDateTimeDef” 
  • Select the definition and click the “design” button
  • Drag a “waitForDateTime” and “placeHolder” step to the canvas
  • Connect the dots between the steps as shown above 
  • Click on the “waitForDateTime” step to configure its “Settings” properties. Provide a name to the step. Select the time zone from the dropdown list. Configure the wait date and time. Click on “Save” to confirm changes. 
  • The “Logging” setting configuration is necessary for documentation and also measure the workflow progress and the percent complete. This is acheived by configuring the step state and percent fields individually as shown in the images below. Configure the “Logging” using the following properties.
  • Save the process definition, create a new process instance and execute. 
  • Navigate to process instance page. The process instance is “sleeping” at the wait step. The instance continues to sleep till the configured date and time and later, executes the next step.