When building an Automation, you may choose a trigger that will start the automation. The "At a scheduled time" trigger allows you to trigger (or run) an automation at a pre-designated date and time.
To start, click on “Automations” in the upper right corner of your base. Then, click “Create an automation” to begin the setup process.
Then select the “At a scheduled time” trigger.
You can then choose from two options to trigger your automation:
- At regular intervals
- On days of the week
Trigger at regular intervals
If you choose “at regular intervals” you can select a number value and an amount of time (currently available options include minutes and hours). In the example below, the automation is set up to trigger every 12 hours.
This trigger will activate at the nearest time interval. For example, If you deploy a trigger for every 2 hours at 2:45pm, it will fire at 4:45pm, and again at 6:45pm. As another example, if you deploy a trigger for every 30 minutes at 2:10pm, it will fire at 2:40pm, and again at 3:10pm.
Trigger on days of the week
If you choose the “On days of the week” option you can select a time of time and which days of the week you want to trigger the automation. In the example below, the automation is set up to trigger at 9:00am during a standard work week.
You'll see the configuration in your local timezone (according to the settings of the device you are using). The trigger will fire simultaneously for collaborators in different timezones. For example, if you are on the west coast of the US, this trigger will fire for you at 9am on weekdays, and 5pm on weekdays for a collaborator in the UK.
Run a test
Once the trigger is configured, make sure to test the trigger by clicking “run test”. Running a test confirms that the trigger is configured correctly, and saves record data to use in later steps.
Add an action
Once the trigger is configured and tested you can add an automation action.