Flows can be run manually, but often it is useful to run a flow based on a schedule. Common causes are generating reports or synchronizing data at predefined times.

The Schedule Trigger step is similar in concept to the Windows or macOS task schedulers, or a *nix cron job.

You can use scheduling in Synatic by adding the Schedule Trigger step into a flow.

Note: You can add one or more triggers to the Triggers block.

Using a Schedule Trigger Step

The Schedule Trigger is located in the Trigger drawer in the Steps palette. To use the Schedule trigger step, select and drag it to the Triggers object in the flow, and configure the schedule options available.

Note: The Trigger box is always the first step in a flow and may be left blank and unused, or it may be configured to use one or more trigger steps.

Configuring the Schedule Trigger

Select the pre-determined time from the Every: field drop-down selection list. Then select the time parameters.


There are three options available to let you Disable and Detach the Scheduled Trigger step from the flow. If disabled or detached, the step remains in the Triggers block but will not execute.

Note: There is a delay of up to 10 minutes before the trigger is removed from the schedule.

This setting status is also visible on the trigger step.

Advanced Mode Option



Let's assume that you want to run a flow automatically at a pre-determined time every week.

Select Week in the drop-down list, then "Monday" for the day, "6" for the hour, and "0" for the minute.

This configuration will execute the flow every Monday at 6 AM.

Limitations and known issues


See Also

Read about other Trigger steps

Useful Tutorials

Revisit the Getting Started page for a refresher.

Read more about Steps here.

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