Create an activity trigger

Create an activity trigger to execute when the time period relative to the activity due date has passed and as soon as the activity becomes pending or is taken.

See Activity triggers.

You can also create an alert to appear on the work queue of the resource to notify them of any impending escalations. See Create an alert.

  1. Select the activity for which you need to create a trigger.
  2. In the Activity properties panel, click the Time and cost tab.
  3. Under Triggers, click for Process.
  4. Enter the target duration in number of days, hours, minutes and/or seconds when the trigger should execute.

    • If no target duration is set (value=0), the trigger will execute when the activity due date is met.
    • To fire the trigger before the target duration, select Before and to fire the trigger after the target duration, select After.

  5. On the Process list, do either of the following to trigger the activity.
    • Select a process.

    • Create a new process:

      1. Click the Create new process link.

        The Create new process dialog box is displayed.

      2. Provide a Process name and click OK.

        The process name appears in the Process box.

      3. Click Add.

        The process map is created with the correct initialization parameters, that is with the target duration and activity due for the activity.

        A synchronization node is created within the process.

        The newly created process is assigned to the selected trigger and is listed in the Process table in the Properties panel.

  6. Click Save.
    The activity trigger is created.