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AOSPWB
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Automate vs Scheduled - which is best?

Hello.  Working on a site and wondering which is best?  To have the flow automated based on a trigger or is it just best to have it scheduled?  Asking because it seems that the automated can take a while to run (been told it could take 5 min) which seems then it would just be best to have it scheduled to run every min looking for the same trigger to complete the flow.

 

Is there a "best practice" as to when to use each?  Like to know because for this site I am looking at approximately 66 different flows that will need to be created to do all the moves (based on triggers) and want to avoid hiccups

 

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Pstork1
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If you schedule a flow to run every minute you will very quickly burn through your allotment of API calls for 24 hours.  The idea of automated is to have the trigger be event driven.  No its not instantaneous, but this is an unattended workflow and normally doesn't need to be real time.  Schedule is so you can do things on a recurring basis when there is no specific event.  Like send out an email once a week.  They aren't designed to run every minute.



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If you schedule a flow to run every minute you will very quickly burn through your allotment of API calls for 24 hours.  The idea of automated is to have the trigger be event driven.  No its not instantaneous, but this is an unattended workflow and normally doesn't need to be real time.  Schedule is so you can do things on a recurring basis when there is no specific event.  Like send out an email once a week.  They aren't designed to run every minute.



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AOSPWB
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Thank you!  was not away of any allotments of anything.  Know of some that this will benefit!

Pstork1
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You can read about them in this documentation.

 

Limits and configuration - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs



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