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Setting delays for specific dates

Hello, I am working on creating an offboarding workflow, in which many of the tasks are based on a timeline dependent on the separation date provided in the SharePoint list connected with the flow. 

The manager of the employee would enter in the item with the employee name and separation date along with other information into SP, and this would trigger the flow to start. I would like to configure the flow in a way in which 7 days before the separation date, certain actions will take place, and then 5 days before the separation date, another set of actions will take place. I have tried doing a delay until action, but the issue with that is that it requires you enter in an exact date stamp which won't allow me to run the flow for various employees with various separation dates.

If anyone knows of a way to do those, please let me know!  

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Hi @user8290 


Define a scheduled triggered flow which run every day. Read all the records and get the separation date. Next add an IF condition using subtract 7 days from separation date is equal to todays date then do your actions. Do the similar one for 5 days. 




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