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Retry Policy Exponential Interval Explanation



I am trying to setup exponential interval retry policy for insert function into google sheets but cannot find good explanation on how it works. I set count to maximum possible 90 and it is clear to me that it will try 90 times. Confusion comes from "Interval", "Minimum Interval", and "Maximum Interval" options. Since I am on Flow 2 plan meaning that my flows run once per minute, I will enter "PT1M" into "Interval" Field. Then I will enter "PT1H" into "Maximum Interval" field. To me, that means that first retry will happen in 1 minutes, and intervals of all subsequent retries will keep increasing exponentially until they hit 1 hour. Then, retries will happen once per hour until all 90 retries are done. Let me know if my logic correct, because I cannot find explanation anywhere.

Also, why do I need "Minimum Interval"? Does it mean that I can use "Minimum Interval" instead of "Maximum Interval"? I assume if I enter "PT1H" into "Interval" and then "PT1M" into "Minimum Interval", then the first retry will occur after 1 hour and all subsequent retries will keep exponentially decreasing until retries happen every minute and until they hit count of 90?


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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Retry Policy Exponential Interval Explanation

HI @abeguliev ,


The default retry attempts is 4 times. However, we could configure the retry policy depends on our scenario.


What you were saying on the Minimum interval and maximum interval is correct.


Please also check the following blog for a reference:


By the way, you also need to follow the limits on Retry policy:


Best regards,



Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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