This action can be used to pause the robot execution for the specified amount (in milliseconds).



  • Time: number of milliseconds the robot to sleep.


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project.

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

Use Case 1: pause the robot 5000 milliseconds / 5 seconds in order to allow an application to open

Use Case 2: pause the robot 5000 milliseconds / 5 seconds in order to allow a browser to open on a certain URL

Use Case 3: pause the robot in order for an application to execute an operation before the robot performs the next activity.

Examples of Using Wait


In this example, the robot will display 2 messages at 3 seconds difference between them. The delay is set by the Wait activity.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Wait activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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