Is it possible to create a wait activity step in an automation via preferably SOAP API or I know there is an undocumented REST API. Could a single wait activity be used on multiple automations?

  • Hi, have you been able to find a solution to this in the meantime? I'm facing the same challenge right now
    – Guest9875
    Commented Sep 22, 2022 at 14:46
  • No, I did not find a solution unfortunately. Will update this question if I ever do.
    – Ian Hoar
    Commented Sep 27, 2022 at 13:50

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So I found this by observing the network tab in the developer console when you create an automation with a wait activity and save it. You can post a JSON to YOUR_REST_ENDPOINT/automation/v1/automations and it will create an automation with a wait activity:

POST /automation/v1/automations
Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN
Content-Type: application/json

  "name": "SSJS_API_Test",
  "key": "SSJS_API_Test_Key",
  "steps": [ 
      "activities": [
          "name":"10 Minutes",
  "startSource": {

To update an existing automation, I think you'd have to use the PATCH method instead of POST.

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