Run Schedule-Triggered Flow at Flexible Repeat Intervals

Run Schedule-Triggered Flow at Flexible Repeat Intervals

Last Updated on August 7, 2023 by Rakesh Gupta

Big Idea or Enduring Question:

  • How do you run schedule-triggered or autolaunched flow at flexible repeat intervals?


After reading this blog, you’ll be able to:

  • Run a Schedule-Triggered Flow in regular intervals (for example, every 15 minutes, Hourly, Every four hours, etc.)
  • Run a Schedule-Triggered Flow only on weekends.
  • And much more

Business Use case

Benjamin Moore, the Salesforce Administrator at Gurukul On Cloud (GoC), has successfully implemented a schedule-triggered flow for the Automate Currency Exchange Rate Updates in Salesforce utilizing the Currency Exchange API. This flow is presently set to run nightly at 12:54 AM.

However, based on business feedback and their satisfaction with the current setup, there is now a request for the frequency of the schedule-triggered flow to be adjusted to run every six hours.

Automation Champion Approach (I-do):

An Event on the data does not trigger scheduled Flows; they run when a scheduled time arrives. Scheduled Flows run as follows:

  • Once (On a particular date and time)
  • Daily (On a particular date and time)
  • Weekly (On a particular date and time)

Yet, there may be instances where it’s necessary to run an autolaunchable flow more frequently than what’s needed. For such scenarios, either a familiarity with Apex or the use of an AppExchange app, Schedul-o-matic 9000, is required.

The Schedul-o-matic 9000 app offers the flexibility of custom repeat intervals. Whether it’s running a job once, every 5 minutes indefinitely, or any time frame in between, the choice lies in your hands.

👉 Check out the video for step-by-step instructions.

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