Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Welcome to Informatica Process Developer
  3. Using Guide Developer for the First Time
  4. Getting Started with Informatica Process Developer
  5. About Interfaces Service References and Local WSDL
  6. Planning Your BPEL Process
  7. Participants
  8. Implementing a BPMN Task or Event in BPEL
  9. Implementing a BPMN Gateway or Control Flow
  10. Using Variables
  11. Attachments
  12. Using Links
  13. Data Manipulation
  14. Compensation
  15. Correlation
  16. What is Correlation
  17. What is a Correlation Set
  18. Creating Message Properties and Property Aliases
  19. Adding a Correlation Set
  20. Deleting a Correlation Set
  21. Adding Correlations to an Activity
  22. Rules for Declaring and Using Correlation Sets
  23. Correlation Sets and Engine-Managed Correlation
  24. Event Handling
  25. Fault Handling
  26. Simulating and Debugging
  27. Deploying Your Processes
  28. BPEL Unit Testing
  29. Creating POJO and XQuery Custom Functions
  30. Custom Service Interactions
  31. Process Exception Management
  32. Creating Reports for Process Server and Central
  33. Business Event Processing
  34. Process Central Forms and Configuration
  35. Building a Process with a System Service
  36. Human Tasks
  37. BPEL Faults and Reports





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
Setting Visual Properties and Using Your Own Library of Images
Execution State
Extension Elements and Attributes.

To build a wait activity

  1. Drag a
    Timer catch event
    to the Process Editor canvas.
  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. Select the duration or deadline static control or click the
    Dialog (...) Button
    next to Deadline or Duration Expression.
  4. In the Expression box, specify one of the following:
    • For a deadline, specify a date and time, such as
      . Be sure to include the single quotes.
    • For a duration, specify a time, such as
      . Be sure to include the single quotes.
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" | until="deadline-expr")standard-attributes> standard-elements </wait>
  • A duration of one second:
    <wait for="'PT1S'"/>
  • A duration of 1 year, 2 months, 3 days, 10 hours, and 30 minutes:
    <wait for= "‘P1Y2M3DT10H30M' "/>
  • A deadline with a date and time:
    <wait until="'2010-12-12T12:00'"/>


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