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BPMN Implementation: Timer catch event
The wait activity tells the business process to wait for a given time period or until a certain time has passed.
The wait expression conforms to an expression, where the value is an XML schema type of dateTime, date, or duration.
Required Properties
Optional Properties
Wait Expression
Wait Type
Join Condition
Suppress Join Failure
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Execution State
Extension Elements and Attributes.

To build a wait activity

  1. 1. Drag a Timer catch event to the Process Editor canvas.
  2. 2. In the Properties view, select a Wait Type: Duration or Deadline. You can select a static duration or deadline or create an expression.
  3. 3. Select the duration or deadline static control or click the Dialog (...) Button next to Deadline or Duration Expression.
  4. 4. In the Expression box, specify one of the following:
In addition to the few examples below for deadline and duration expressions, you can see the examples given in the XML schema specification.
The following illustration shows an example of using a wait activity.
See the following:

XML Syntax

<wait (for="duration-expr" |