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lrepko
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Monthly Recurrence Flow

I am trying to create a monthly recurrence flow that automatically sends out the same email. My flow doesn't seem to be automatically recurring.... I believe the issue is with the Start Time. When I set the frequency to daily (opposed to monthly) I am able to specify the time. There is a box to select the hour and a box to type in the minute you want to send the e-mail during that day. However, when you select the monthly frequency, you have to code a start time. I have tried coding the example given by microsoft and surfing the web, and no luck. 

 

Does anyone have any advice for me with trying to code the start time correctly? The test flow works fine, but the flow is not sending emails automatically..... I read elsewhere that the monthly function doesn't work in flow but that is hard to believe because why would there be an option for it if it didn't work? Thanks for help!

 

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Monthly Recurrence Flow

 

Hi @lrepko ,

 

The Start time here means that when you configure the current Flow, the first run of Flow will be at the Start time you specify, and then the Flow will be triggered according to the period you set.

If the Frequency you choose is Month, then the only parameters that can be configured at present are Time zone and Start time. You could configure the start time according to the format mentioned in the hint.

If you want to configure more parameters, please consider your suggestion in the Flow idea forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Besides, since you want Flow to run once a month and complete the specified actions, you may also try the following method to configure your Flow.

Set Flow to run once a day, select your time zone, specify the start time and some parameters.

By default, the expected action is executed on the first day of each month. Use Condition to determine whether the current date is the 1st of this month. If yes, execute the following action.

Image reference:

52.PNG

This method will consume some quota of Flow runs, but only consumes 30 times a month, which can be ignored.

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Dual Super User
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Re: Monthly Recurrence Flow

Hey @lrepko 

 

You can configure the start time in the monthy recurrence trigger:ee3.PNG

After choosing the time zone, you can modify the string for start time in the below format.

2019-09-27T08:30:00.000Z

yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ssZ

 

Hope this Helps!

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Monthly Recurrence Flow

 

Hi @lrepko ,

 

The Start time here means that when you configure the current Flow, the first run of Flow will be at the Start time you specify, and then the Flow will be triggered according to the period you set.

If the Frequency you choose is Month, then the only parameters that can be configured at present are Time zone and Start time. You could configure the start time according to the format mentioned in the hint.

If you want to configure more parameters, please consider your suggestion in the Flow idea forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Besides, since you want Flow to run once a month and complete the specified actions, you may also try the following method to configure your Flow.

Set Flow to run once a day, select your time zone, specify the start time and some parameters.

By default, the expected action is executed on the first day of each month. Use Condition to determine whether the current date is the 1st of this month. If yes, execute the following action.

Image reference:

52.PNG

This method will consume some quota of Flow runs, but only consumes 30 times a month, which can be ignored.

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

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