In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a trigger to the flow you created. The flow we created is useful, but to run it often, we need a way to start the process based on an event or a schedule. We can do this in Synatic by using Trigger steps.

Adding a Scheduler Trigger Step

The first trigger we'll add is a Schedule trigger. A schedule trigger allows you to set up the flow to run at a regular pre-determined time.

On the left-side of your flow canvas, there is a default placeholder block for triggers. Search for the Schedule trigger in the step palette and drag it onto your flow.

Select from the Cron Tab option Every Minute to test. Then click Save. You should receive an email at the start of the next minute.

Once you have got the email, you can change the schedule to something more reasonable or remove the step (You probably don't want to get emails every minute for all eternity!). You can do this by clicking on the edit icon on the step (it's the first icon on the bottom of the step) to open the configuration screen again.

Change the schedule, or click delete to remove it completely.

Things to Try

  • Try another trigger, like an HTTP trigger.

  • Synatic allows for more than one trigger on a flow. Try adding multiple triggers.

That's it for now. Check back regularly for more Quickstart guides.

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