Delay

Delay, pause, suspend, or have the execution of your workflow wait for as little as one millisecond, or as long as one year.

Integrate the Delay API with the Bash API

Setup the Delay API trigger to run a workflow which integrates with the Bash API. Pipedream's integration platform allows you to integrate Delay and Bash remarkably fast. Free for developers.

Delay Workflow with the Delay API

Delay the execution of your workflow for a specific amount of time (does not count against your compute time).

 
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Run Bash Code with the Bash API

Run any Bash in a Pipedream step within your workflow. Refer to the Pipedream Bash docs to learn more.

 
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Overview of Delay

The Delay API allows you to build workflows that wait a specified amount of
time before continuing. This can be useful for rate-limiting actions, or
waiting for an external event to occur.

Here are some examples of what you can build using the Delay API:

  • A workflow that sends a Slack message after a specified amount of time
  • A workflow that checks for new data from an external API every hour
  • A workflow that backs up a file to Dropbox every day

Connect Delay

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export default defineComponent({
  async run({steps, $}) {
    // Specify the amount of time to delay your workflow in milliseconds
    return $.flow.delay(5000)
  },
})

Connect Bash

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# $PIPEDREAM_STEPS file contains data from previous steps
cat $PIPEDREAM_STEPS | jq .trigger.context.id

# Write data to $PIPEDREAM_EXPORTS to return it from the step
# Exports must be written as key=value
echo foo=bar >> $PIPEDREAM_EXPORTS