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Add and Configure Intermediate Timer Event Elements

Add and configure Intermediate Timer Event elements in your Process model.

Add an Intermediate Timer Event Element

Don't Know What an Intermediate Timer Event Element Is?

See Process Modeling Element Descriptions for a description of the Intermediate Timer Event element.

Permissions Required

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to add an Intermediate Timer Event element to the Process model unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Processes: Edit Processes

  • Processes: View Processes

See the Process permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

Follow these steps to add an Intermediate Timer Event element to the Process model:

  1. View your Processes. The Processes page displays.

  2. Create a new Process or click the Open Modeler iconto edit the selected Process model. Process Modeler displays.

  3. Locate the Intermediate Event element in the Elements and Connectors palette that is to the left of the Process Modeler canvas. If the Hide Menus buttonis enabled, the Elements and Connectors palette displays the Intermediate Event element's icon.

  4. Drag the element into the Process model canvas where you want to place it. If a Pool element is in your Process model, the Intermediate Timer Event element cannot be placed outside of the Pool element.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • From the Elements drop-down menu, select the Intermediate Timer Event option.

    • Click anywhere in the Process model. The Intermediate Timer Event element selects by default.

Intermediate Timer Event element

After the element is placed into the Process model, you may move it by dragging it to the new location.

Moving an Intermediate Timer Event element has the following limitations in regards to the following Process model elements:

  • Pool element: If the Intermediate Timer Event element is inside of a Pool element, it cannot be moved outside of the Pool element. If you attempt to do so, Process Modeler places the Intermediate Timer Event element inside the Pool element closest to where you attempt to move it.

  • Lane element: If the Intermediate Timer Event element is inside of a Lane element, it can be moved to another Lane element in the same Pool element. However, the Intermediate Timer Event element cannot be moved outside of the Pool element.

Settings

Your ProcessMaker user account or group membership must have the following permissions to configure an Intermediate Timer Event element unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected:

  • Processes: Edit Processes

  • Processes: View Processes

See the Process permissions or ask your ProcessMaker Administrator for assistance.

The Intermediate Timer Event element has the following panels that contain settings:

Configuration Panel Settings

Edit the Element Name

An element name is a human-readable reference for a Process element. Process Modeler automatically assigns the name of a Process element with its element type. However, an element's name can be changed.

Follow these steps to edit the name for an Intermediate Timer Event element:

  1. Ensure that the Hide Menus buttonis not enabled. See Maximize the Process Modeler Canvas View.

  2. Select the Intermediate Timer Event element from the Process model in which to edit its name. Panels to configure this element display.

  3. Expand the Configuration panel if it is not presently expanded. The Name setting displays.

  4. In the Name setting, edit the selected element's name and then press Enter.

Timing Control Panel Settings

Set the Timing Controls

When an Intermediate Timer Event element is placed into a Process model, it is set to delay one (1) hour before it triggers. If this is not the timing control setting you want, the Intermediate Timer Event element must be configured. Set the timer controls for an Intermediate Timer Event element using one of the following methods:

  • Set an interval in which to delay triggering the Intermediate Time Event element in a specified number of days, weeks, months, or years.

  • Set the date and hour when the trigger the Intermediate Timer Event element.

Follow these steps to set the timer controls for an Intermediate Timer Event element:

  1. Ensure that the Hide Menus buttonis not enabled. See Maximize the Process Modeler Canvas View.

  2. Select the Intermediate Timer Event element from the Process model in which to set its timer controls. Panels to configure this element display.

  3. Expand the Timing Control panel if it is not presently expanded. The Type setting displays.

  4. Do one of the following to set the timer control:

    • Delay the timer: From the Type drop-down menu, select the Delay option. Delay is the default setting. From the Delay setting, select at which interval of time to trigger the Intermediate Timer Event element. 1 hour is the default setting. Then select one of the following time periods for that element to trigger:

      • Minute

      • Hour (default setting)

      • Day

      • Month

    • Set date and time to trigger the Intermediate Timer Event element: From the Type drop-down menu, select the Date/Time option. The Wait until specific date/time setting displays.

      From the Wait until specific date/time setting, use the date control to select the date and time to trigger the Intermediate Timer Event element. If this setting has not been previously set, the current date is the default.

    • Set a recurring interval of time in which the Intermediate Timer Event element triggers: From the Type drop-down menu, select the Cycle option. The Recurring loop repeats at time interval set below setting displays.

      From the Recurring loop repeats at time interval set below setting, select at which interval of time to trigger the Intermediate Timer Event element. 1 hour is the default setting. Then select one of the following time periods for that element to trigger:

      • Minute

      • Hour (default setting)

      • Day

      • Month

Advanced Panel Settings

Edit the Element's Identifier Value

Process Modeler automatically assigns a unique value to each Process element added to a Process model. However, an element's identifier value can be changed if it is unique to all other elements in the Process model, including the Process model's identifier value.

All identifier values for all elements in the Process model must be unique.

Follow these steps to edit the identifier value for an Intermediate Timer Event element:

  1. Ensure that the Hide Menus buttonis not enabled. See Maximize the Process Modeler Canvas View.

  2. Select the Intermediate Timer Event element from the Process model in which to edit its identifier value. Panels to configure this element display.

  3. Expand the Advanced panel if it is not presently expanded. The Node Identifier setting displays. This is a required setting.

  4. In the Node Identifier setting, edit the Intermediate Timer Event element's identifier to a unique value from all elements in the Process model and then press Enter.

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