Wait activity in a pipeline allows you to control the execution flow by pausing the pipeline for a specified period before continuing with the execution of subsequent activities.
Lets go to Azure Data Factory studio to create a Wait Activity in pipelines.
Now, under Factory Resources pane, go to Pipelines and click on three ellipses.
After that, select New pipeline from context menu as shown below.
After that, provide the name for pipeline and description. Description is an optional.
Now, Search for Wait in the pipeline Activities pane, and drag a Wait activity to the pipeline canvas.
You can provide the name and description for the Wait Activity.
Next, you can go to settings tab of Wait Activity.
Here you need to enter a number of seconds for the activity to wait, which means pipeline execution is going to wait for provided number of seconds before continuing with the execution of subsequent activities.
Number can be a literal number, or any combination of dynamic.
Just to see the working of Wait Activity, you can simply add one more activity in pipeline such as Copy Data Activity which is executed after Wait Activity.
And you can see, copy data Activity has to wait for 1 second to execute.