Pause action (<pause> element)

The Pause action waits for a specified number of milliseconds and then terminates.

More specifically, the macro runtime finds the <pause> element, reads the duration value, and waits for the specified number of milliseconds. Then the macro runtime goes on to perform the next item.

Uses for this action are:
  • Any situation in which you want to insert a wait.
  • Waiting for the host to update the host terminal. For more information see Screen completion.
  • To add delay for debugging purposes.

This action can be specified using the VME, see Pause action, and using the AME, see Pause action.

For more information, see <pause> element.