Running a Flow On a Schedule

Last Updated: 08/30/2016 Introduced in Verision: 2.0

Some flows should capture or transform data on a regular basis. Your application may require that flows run on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The Job Schedule wizard steps you through the process, and allows you to set the schedule for almost any interval and frequency. 

The flow must have already been created to schedule it.

Access the Job Schedule wizard by navigating to the folder System > Jobs And Events > Scheduled Jobs and clicking the Add Schedule Job button.

 

Example

In the example, we will schedule a flow to run immediately on a Time Span schedule.

Begin by navigating to the folder System > Jobs And Events > Scheduled Jobs and clicking the Add Schedule Job button.
addScheduleJob
The Schedule Job wizard opens. The wizard allows you to schedule many types of jobs, including an Active Directory Sync job, an Email job, or a URL job.
addScheduleJob
 
 
Select the Flow Job option, provide Scheduled Job Name, Description, and click Next.
pickFlowJob
On the Flow Job Information step, in the Flow drop-down list, navigate to the folder containing the flow to schedule, then select the flow and click Next.
pickFlow
On the Simple Calendar step, we could set a schedule to run a job on a standard interval. Selecting one of these options and clicking Next will allow us to further configure the schedule.
Our Flow should run on a custom schedule, so we select the Advanced option and click Next.
clickAdvanced
On the Advanced Calendar step, we select the Time Span Schedule option and click Next.
A Time Span schedule sets a job to run regularly, with the interval we define between each instance.
checkTimeSpanSchedule

On the TimeSpanSchedule Information step, we select Immediately in the Runwhen drop-down list. The flow will run as soon as we click Finish

To set the time span between each job, we can use the slider control or we can enter a value in the Seconds, Minutes. HoursDays, Weeks or Months fields.

We use the Minutes slider to move the interval to two minutes.

timespanSliders

Then, click Finish.

clickFinish

Wizard notifies us that Scheduled Job was created, and we can click Done to close it.

schedJobCreated

The Job runs immediately, and will do so every two minutes.

schedJobAdded

 

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