Question

How long will the parent Zap wait for a Subzap's Delay step to retry an API call if empty?

  • 22 June 2023
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Can you build in a delay into a subzap? Like, for instance, if you have a subzap that makes an outside api call, and you want it to delay and try again if the call is empty, can you put a delay step into a subzap and do that?

What about the parent zap? How long will it wait on a subzap to return before (whatever happens)? 

Thanks.


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Hi @kevinhtre 

Good question.

Delay: The maximum time a task can be held for is for one month (31 days).

 

Help article about using Sub-Zaps: https://help.zapier.com/hc/en-us/articles/8496308527629-Build-reusable-Sub-Zaps

 

 

Alternatively, you can chain Zaps together using Webhooks: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/help

 

When in doubt, test it out!