Today’s tip is from Marius “flow like a river” Lind. (And you can also become a tipster by sending your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com)

A great man once asked,

can I set a custom schedule for when to run my flows?

The answer is yes, and like so many other solutions it involves nesting flows.

  1. First, create a flow which has a timer trigger, I created one which triggers once per month.
  2. Next, I create parallel branches inside this flow, for each branch you initialize a new variable.
  3. Now add a “do until” loop which says loop until variable equals whatever you need.
  4. Next you add a/multiple start flow action(s) which triggers the flow(s) in question.
  5. Add a delay action which delays for the time period you need.
  6. Finally add a variable incrementor.

Timed flow
Now you’ve got a flow scheduler which can start your flows in whatever fashion you need. Happy pillaging!