How to use the Timer task in SSIS

This article demonstrates how to utilize the Timer Task in SSIS for different scenarios. You can check our task’s page here

Example 1: Waiting for a Specific Duration

In this example, we’ll use the Timer Task to introduce a delay before executing the next task. This delay can range from a short duration (e.g., 30 seconds) to an extended period (more than 1 day). This feature proves beneficial in scenarios where a controlled rate of requests to an API is required, preventing overloading.


Example 2: Waiting Until a Specific Time

The second example showcases how to use the Timer Task to wait until a predefined time before proceeding to the next task. You have the option to specify an exact date and time or use a variable for flexibility.


These illustrations highlight the versatility of the Timer Task in SSIS for managing time-based dependencies and delays. If you encounter any challenges or need further clarification, feel free to reach out to our support chat on our website or contact us via email at