Generally the "Start" event node task is used to start the process by triggering the event manually. However, PD also provides other event triggers that can be used to automatically trigger another activity or event, those event triggers as explained below.


File Input Node is used to start the process when there is any file in the specified repository. There are 4 file types that are supported by this node task - Excel, Fixed Width file, XML file and delimited file. Four repositories are supported by this node task which includes File system, FTP, FTPs and Secured FTP. For the details please refer File Input Task.


Timer Event is used to trigger another node task when the time expires for the current task associated with Timer event. It can be attached to any Node task where user would like to monitor the time taken for processing and to trigger next node in case it takes more time than scheduled. For more details on timer event please refer Timer Event section.


Error Event is used to execute another node task when an exception occurs in the Process. It can be attached to any Activity node task where user would like to trigger next node in case of errors. For more details on Error Events please refer Error Event section.