Scheduling Flows to run in regular time intervals
The Scheduler Helper allows you to trigger flow runs automatically in a regular interval or just once. Thus, it is usually used as the first par of a flow to start it with. On the screenshot, you see the options you have for scheduling flows:
The Start Date Time is required, as it determines the first time a flow should ever run. The End Date Time is completely optional as a flow may run indefinitely. The interval is the crucial piece of every scheduler:
It has the following options to trigger and run a flow:
- every 5 minutes - Scheduling a flow every 5 minutes is only available on paid plans
- every hour - runs hourly as
- weekly - NOTE: only if you choose weekly as an interval will the weekdays you can select (optionally) have an effect. If you select none, the
- monthly - The flow will run monthly on the same day of the month. E.g. if the start date is the 11 of March, the flow will always run on the 11th of each following month until the end date or if it is not chosen, indefinitely. Each case: If you schedule it on the 30 of June, the flow will run always on the 30th of each month and in the case of February, having usually only 28 days, the flow will run on the last day of February. Meaning, if a month has less days than the chosen day, the flow will run on the last day of the month. We found that this serves most business cases and hopefully also yours.