Scheduler is a native app that enables users to run recipes at pre-defined intervals. With the scheduler, users can trigger recipes with simple schedules (eg. every hour, every day) or configure complex intervals (eg. every fortnight only on weekdays).

If your workflow use case is not triggered by events, use the scheduler to configure a customized schedule.

Using the scheduler trigger

Select the New recurring event trigger.

New recurring event trigger

New recurring event trigger

Schedule configuration

Configure your schedule from the input prompts or define a custom schedule with a CRON expression.

Input fields for new recurring event trigger

Input fields for new recurring event trigger

Input

Description

Time unit

Select the largest time unit.

For example, if this recipe runs weekly on Monday and Friday, select Weeks as the time unit.

Trigger every

Define a repeating schedule. The shortest interval is 5 mins.

Additional time configuration
Only for Days, Weeks, or Months

If you selected a time unit that is Day or larger, use the additional input fields to define the schedule.

Additional configuration includes:

  1. Trigger at (hour and minute)

  2. Days of the week

  3. Days of the month

Cron expression
Only for Custom schedule

This advanced option allows you to use CRON expressions to set the custom schedule. Learn more about CRON expressions below.

Timezone

Select the timezone.

Using the Scheduler Action

The following 3 actions are also supported:

  • Get current time

This action returns the specific date and time when this step is executed in a job. This date and time is expressed in UTC, for example,

2017-01-30T05:30:33.479446+00:00.

  • Wait for specified length of time

This action allows you to specify the number of seconds the recipe should wait for before proceeding on to the next step.

Wait for specified length of time
  • Wait until the specified time

This action allows you to specify the time to wait until before proceeding on to the next step. If the time specified is in the past, the recipe immediately proceeds on to the next step.

Wait until the specified time
  • Setting a dynamic time

To wait until next Monday, 8AM PST before proceeding to the next step, toggle the Time input field to formula mode and set the value to today.beginning_of_week + 7.days + 8.hours. See Date formulas for more examples.

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