Wait for Process Action—Setting Properties

The Wait for Process action is used to pause a task until a specified process begins or ends. Note that the Run action includes options to wait for the application to start or end. The Wait for Process action is generally only needed if the process is started by an external application or by the user.

Optionally you can populate a dataset with the process data.

To set Wait for Process properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Wait folder and double-click the Wait for Process action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. Select Wait for process to start or Wait for process to end.

  3. Under  Process, do one of the following:

  4. To populate a dataset with the process data, enter the name for the dataset in the Create and populate dataset box. (Dataset names must be alphanumeric, begin with a letter, and contain no spaces.) The dataset will include the file name, process ID, and handle.

  5. If you want to use a custom description, click the Description tab, select Use custom step description, and type the description. This description will display in the Steps pane in place of the default description.

  6. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  7. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  8. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Wait for Process Action