Creating delay tasks#
Delayed-type tasks represent milestones or critical events during a deployment. With delayed tasks, you can ensure that important tasks start at the expected time. Typically, delayed tasks are prerequisites for other important tasks.
A delayed task starts as soon as it is eligible to run, and it finishes at a user-specified time. A started delayed-type task has a status of `In Progress` until it reaches its planned-for time, when it then changes its status to `Complete`. When a delayed tasks completes, auto tasks that are dependent on it start running.
Complete the following tasks to create a delayed task:
On the Deployment plan detail page, click Create Task.
If you want to insert a task at a specific position in the plan, select a task before using the Create Task. The new task is inserted above the selected task.
On the Create Task dialog box, in the Type list, select Delayed.
In the Name field, enter a name for the task.
In the Delay type field, select the method used to determine the length of the delay.
If you select **Delay by selecting a time and time zone**, use the **Time** and **Time Zone** fields to specify when the task will complete. Otherwise, enter a property name in the **Delay property** field. The property value can be set at run-time when the deployment starts. [See the Properties reference for information about properties](/docs/services/UCCR/UCCR_property_ref.html#property_overview)
The task is inserted into the deployment plan.
Parent topic: Tasks