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 Formatting API

Setup the Delay API trigger to run a workflow which integrates with the Formatting API. Pipedream's integration platform allows you to integrate Delay and Formatting 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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[Data] Convert JSON to String with the Formatting API

Convert an object to a JSON format string

 
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[Data] Parse JSON with the Formatting API

Parse a JSON string

 
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[Date/Time] Add/Subtract Time with the Formatting API

Add or subtract time from a given input

 
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[Date/Time] Compare Dates with the Formatting API

Get the duration between two dates in days, hours, minutes, and seconds along with checking if they are the same.

 
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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 Formatting

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export default defineComponent({
  async run({ steps, $ }) {
    const text = ' Hello world! ';
    return text.trim()
  },
})