Pause for duration

Use the Pause for duration action A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. to temporarily stop a workflow for a specified amount of time before subsequent actions can run.

For example, you design a workflow for onboarding new hires. After an orientation task is sent to the manager of the new hire, you want the workflow to pause for 1 month before another check-in task is sent to their manager.

You configure the Pause for duration action to stop the workflow for 1 month after the first task.

Before you start 

Configure the Pause for duration action

In the Designer page:

  1. Click the Operations action group in the action toolbox.


    Find actions by browsing action groups or by typing an action name or function in the Search field at the top of the action toolbox.

  2. Drag the Pause for duration action to the point where you want to pause the workflow for an amount of time.
  3. Click the Pause for duration action.
  4. Type a Number value.
  5. Select a time Unit.

For more information on the fields, see Pause for duration action fields.