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I'm trying to create a workflow that will do the following:
If the Service Activity is not closed by 4:30pm of the date it was closed, then send an email to the owner of the service Activity reminding them to close that activity.
Is there a way to determine what 'today' is and a time in a workflow?
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Neither of those do what I asked.
I want the workflow to trigger at 430 pm on the day the service activity was opened and check if the service activity is closed. If it is not then to send an email reminder to close it.
Oh Sorry I miss understood,
In this situation, we have to write windows service, which will trigger a workflow in CRM at everyday 4:30 pm.
I tried to set another workflow to trigger child workflow with “waiting condition”. (Waiting until execution time 4:30) but we cannot separate it out date and time in CRM
Your query is really interesting and strong.
"In this situation, we have to write windows service, which will trigger a workflow in CRM at everyday 4:30 pm."
How would I go about doing something like this?
I am writing a Windows Service Solution for you which can trigger workflow every day 4:30 PM
Here I have one question about following requirnment.
"If the Service Activity is not closed by 4:30pm of the date it was closed, then send an email to the owner of the service Activity reminding them to close that activity."
Before closing the Service activity how CRM will konw that what time it will be closed
I mean, how can we find the closing date if service activity is not closed
Please reply, I am preparing/writing Window service (Like Timer) for you
I forgot to put If the Service Activity is not closed by 4:30pm on the date it is scheduled to end, then send an email at 4:30pm every day.
I put a service activity from 3-5 for today
4:30pm comes and that service activity is still open, send an email to the owner of that service activity to remind them to close the activity.
I had a service activity i put in for 1-2pm for today and forget to close it.
4:30pm comes around and sends an email reminding me to close it
Oh i got it
I will complete that tonigh...
Any update on this?
Do you have any webspace where i can copy over some project files or give me your email address i will try to send the proeject by attachment
You can click my profile and email the email in that profile.
i can't find email address there
The Solution "CRM 2011 Workflow scheduler" has been done for you.
I have copied that on Skydrive
You can download from
you will see Read me file which will explain you how you can use this solution.
how is the solution going on ?
is there any update?
Haven't been back at the office to check it out.