Simulating a sleep in ArcScript

  • 11 January 2024
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As of the publishing of this entry, there is nothing inherent in ArcScript that performs the equivalent of a sleep or delay - all commands in ArcScript are executed immediately. 

 

In most cases, it is desirable to execute scripting operations immediately, but there may be times when a sleep between calls would be useful (for example, when interspersing calls to an API that may be rate limited). In that situation, you can effectively create a delay in ArcScript through use of the sysExecute operation, which allows for the execution of external processes on the machine. 

 

On a Windows environment, for example, you can call out to a batch file which itself implements the delay:

 

<arc:set attr="sys.Name"  value="C:\\ProgramData\\CData\\Arc\\Sleep_2s.bat" />
<arc:call op="sysExecute" item="sys" />

 

In the batch file itself, you can implement your own code for a delay, such as:

timeout 2

 


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