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Make Loop every minute

Hi,

 

I'm doing data gathering every minute so I'm doing loop in my flow but I don't know how. So if anyone have done loop time interval please do share with me.

 

Thanks.

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What I hear as your problem is:

 

if the flow takes 20 seconds, I only need a 40 second wait time….if the flow takes 10 seconds, I need a 50 second wait time, etc.

 

in order to achieve this, I would:

Loop

    Get  urgent date time to %StartTime%
    Add 1 minute to %StartTime% to get %NextTime%
    ‘Perform 1 Loop’s actions here

    Loop While 1= 1

        Get current datetime to %CheckTime%
        If %CheckTime% is > %NextTime%
            Exit (Loop)

        End(If)

    End (Loop)

End(Loop)

 

this will loop through checking what time it is and move onto the next loop when the CurrentDateTime is exactly 1 mins past the previous start time.

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Glad you got it figured out. I thought there was an Add DateTime function that is just a number parameter and then a drop down for interval (days, months, hours, minutes, etc).  

always good new to hear it works. Best of luck in your future flows.

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Every minute, forever?

You could have a scheduled flow run every minute, instead, by using the schedule trigger.


Otherwise, in a loop, you would put in a delay at the top of it.

 

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VJR
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Hi @Zdahn

In a nutshell you will have to use a combination of "Wait" and any of the "Loop" actions.

If that does not suffice, please share more details of what you are looking for and what do you intend to do.

 

 

Hi @Rhiassuring, PS: this is Desktop Flows forum 😉

 

 

 

 

momlo
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Yeah, as @VJR wrote - you would need to give some context. Otherwise, we can only advice using the "wait" action.

 

What are you waiting for in that loop?

Is this some information that popups in the web or GUI app? If yes -try to use dedicated actions such as: wait for a text, wait for window, wait for element, wait for image to appear/disappear etc.

 

In general i avoid using pure "wait" as this affects performance vs if i can wait for specific element/text/image 

 

The WEB that I'm working is https://www.tradingview.com/chart/?symbol=BITSTAMP%3AXRPUSD showing a minute interval countdown for every closing price. I'm supposed to use wait for an element, unfortunately no popups in web that 1 minute time already lapsed or closing interval. In addition, that countdown display stays as it is and it can't pick an element,

Zdahn_0-1669542581614.png

I think it's a canvass.

 

So my plan actually is to use another clock apps in windows but you will have to automate to reset in a loop which will turn out to exceed 1 minute and may not sync with the WEB's interval countdown.

 

Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

 

Thanks

Zdahn.

momlo
Super User
Super User

Use their API  😎 instead of automating interface 

https://www.tradingview.com/rest-api-spec/

What I hear as your problem is:

 

if the flow takes 20 seconds, I only need a 40 second wait time….if the flow takes 10 seconds, I need a 50 second wait time, etc.

 

in order to achieve this, I would:

Loop

    Get  urgent date time to %StartTime%
    Add 1 minute to %StartTime% to get %NextTime%
    ‘Perform 1 Loop’s actions here

    Loop While 1= 1

        Get current datetime to %CheckTime%
        If %CheckTime% is > %NextTime%
            Exit (Loop)

        End(If)

    End (Loop)

End(Loop)

 

this will loop through checking what time it is and move onto the next loop when the CurrentDateTime is exactly 1 mins past the previous start time.

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That I don't know how. I'll look in to it. Thanks for advise

momlo
Super User
Super User

@Zdahn 

Just an idea, I've noticed the two values on the screenshot are spyable, so maybe use those?

 

  1. In the loop:  Work with 2 variables: "OldPrice" and "CurrentPrice"
    1. Assign "OldPrice" = "CurerntPrice"
    2. Grab new value to "CurrentPrice"
    3. If "OldPrice" does not equal "CurrentPrice" --> call/do any logic you want to execute on the price value
    4. wait for 1s 

 

Or, as mentioned earlier, avoid using fixed wait: Grab the new price, do logic, and wait until the price disappears in a loop

 

  1. Grab the current price to "CurrentPrice"
  2. Do any logic you want to do on the price change
  3. Wait until the price changes - you can use something like waiting for the text to disappear from the web page
  4.  

 

 

 

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How do you add a minute to %StartTime% ?

How do you add a minute to %StartTime% ?

Hey MichaelAnnis,

 

You're awesome, It did work !!! We finally created auto-repeat interval. Check if I did it right and if any improvement that I need to do in this flow please let me know..

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Again thanks.

 

Zdahn

 

I still have to add another condition within the loop. This is to resolve issue if %StartTime .minute% = 0.

Zdahn_0-1669637769406.png

 

Glad you got it figured out. I thought there was an Add DateTime function that is just a number parameter and then a drop down for interval (days, months, hours, minutes, etc).  

always good new to hear it works. Best of luck in your future flows.

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Sharing with you final revision.

 

Loop still did not exit if Start time minute gets to zero(0) eventually makes %NewTime% as 1. So here's the final version I did and tested already.

 

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Thanks.

 

 

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