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 Email API

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

Delay Workflow with Delay API on New Email from Email API
Email + Delay
 
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New Email from the Email API

Get a unique address where you can send emails to trigger your workflow.

 
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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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Send Yourself an Email with the Email API

Customize and send an email to the email address you registered with Pipedream. The email will be sent by notifications@pipedream.com.

 
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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 Email

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export default defineComponent({
  async run({ $ }) {
    const options = {
      subject: 'Your subject here',
      text: 'Your text here'
    };
    $.send.email(options);
  },
});