This action waits for a specified period of time.
The Wait action can be configured using the following properties:
- The number of seconds to wait. The value of seconds must be non-negative and can be specified
in several ways using a Value Selector.
- The nature of the wait. See below for how it is specified.
Specifying the Action
The Wait action can be configured to perform one of the following:
- "Wait" will pause the robot for the specified period of time.
Wait is only performed during runtime execution, not during execution in Design mode in Design Studio.
- "Wait for Timer Events" waits for timer events to be
Timer events are events that
setInterval() or when a <meta> redirection specifies that the page should
be redirected after a number of seconds.
- Wait Real-Time:
Specifies whether to actually wait the time specified by the
Seconds property, or to just emulate the wait and
execute any triggered timer events immediately. For many timer events, it is not necessary to actually wait
the period specified, and thus the robot can immediately proceed. However, if the reason
for the timer event is that e.g. one must wait for the web server to process results,
it may be necessary to wait real-time.
options can be overridden with the step's own options. An option that
is marked with an asterisk in the Options Dialog will override the one from the robot's
configuration. All other options will be the same as specified for the robot.