Delay or wait process

Hello,

I have a requirement where a snap has to wait for n amount of seconds before it executes. The n amount of seconds varies based on the output of the previous snap. How do I carry the output of a variable from a previous snap and pass it as the number of seconds to wait for the following snap.

Thanks
Aravind N

Hi @arvindnsn

I don’t think there is a snap cabaple of doing that but You can find more info about a script some peoplse use on these two topics.

Regards

Hey @arvindnsn

Check out this post:

Email Snap batch or delay between sending each message

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Is there a way to send a variable from the previous snap to the script Snap instead of hardcoding the seconds to sleep.

below script says time.sleep(120), instead can we pass a parameter like time.sleep($sleep_time), where $sleep_time carries the number of seconds from the previous mapper.

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Is there a way to send a variable from the previous snap to the script Snap instead of hardcoding the seconds to sleep.

The below script has time.sleep(20), instead can we pass a parameter like time.sleep($sleep_time), where $sleep_time carries the number of seconds from the previous mapper.

def execute(self):
self.log.info(“Executing Transform script”)
while self.input.hasNext():
try:
# Read the next input document, store it in a new dictionary, and write this as an output document.
inDoc = self.input.next()
time.sleep(20)
outDoc = inDoc
self.output.write(inDoc, outDoc)

Yes there is. In the incoming object itself, map a field called “time” for example. Than, in the script, right after the
in_doc=self.input.next() line, add the following one:

sleep_time = in_doc.get('time')

sleep_time is your variable you can use to dynamically change the waiting time for every document. Meaning you need to change the sleep function to:

time.sleep(sleep_time)

You can manipulate the waiting time by changing the “time” value in the mapper before the script, or even pass that value from a parameter.

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That works brilliant!! Thanks so much!

The second one seems to be shorter and i was able to provide variables to sleep time instead of hardcoding the seconds. Thanks you!