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Delay Until next day at 6AM

Hi all,


I'm building out a flow and I'm stuck on one particular action that I can't seem to figure out how to make work. Below, is what my flow is currently doing and how I'm trying to tackle this issue.


1. Flow kicks off at 4:30PM (Central Time) (Completed)

2. Grab SharePoint items (Completed)

3. Sample email gets sent out (Completed)

4. Approval is needed to kick-off condition -> If approved, will kick off a delay until next day at 6AM (Central Time) (NEED HELP)

5. Final email gets sent out


Below, is a image of how I currently have my flow setup.

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Hi @Semirxbih 


Try setting the value of your Delay Until action to the following expression.

This should delay the Flow until 6am the day after the Approval takes place, though you may need to adjust it slightly to cater for the use of Central Time.

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Thanks so much for the reply! Would I just add the 'Central Time' tag within that expression somewhere?

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Super User III

@Semirxbih :


Here is an alternative approach.  I am converting first to Central time in my solution.  The reason I do so is that the start of the day in central time may not be the same as the start of the day in UTC time.  In other words, the date might be one day ahead in UTC time.  Therefore, adding one day may add an extra day to the calculation.

I convert back to UTC because I believe that the date time string passed to delay until must be in UTC.






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I'm leaving everything in UTC for the calculations and delay.  The UTC offset for my time zone (PST) is -7 so I have to add 7 hours to convert the startOfDay time to PST. 

The following worked in my testing.  It paused until 9:00am PST (9 + 7 = 16), and then continued.  







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