Run flows on a schedule

Create a cloud flow that performs one or more tasks (such as sending a report in email).

  • Once a day, an hour, or a minute.
  • On a date that you specify.
  • After a number days, hours, or minutes that you specify.

Create a recurring flow

  1. Sign in to Power Automate.

  2. Select My flows > New flow > Scheduled cloud flow.

    Screenshot of create a scheduled cloud flow.

  3. In the fields next to Starting, specify the date and time when your flow should start.

  4. In the fields next to Repeat every, specify the flow's recurrence.

  5. Select Create.

    Set recurrence.

Configure advanced options

  1. Follow the steps in the previous section.

  2. Select Recurrence > Show advanced options. When you select Show advanced options, the dropdown name changes to Hide advanced options.

    Screenshot of show/hide advanced options.

    Note

    These options change based on the values to which Interval and Frequency are set. If your screen doesn't match the graphic below, make sure that Interval and Frequency are set to the same values that the graphic shows.

  3. In the Time zone field, select a time zone from the dropdown list to specify whether the Start time reflects a local time zone, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or other time zone.

  4. In the Start time field, enter a start time in this format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

  5. If you specified Day under Frequency, select the time of day when the flow should run in the At these hours and At these minutes dropdown lists.

  6. If you specified Week under Frequency, do the following.

    • In the On these days and At these hours dropdown lists, select the day or days of the week on which the flow should run and the time or times of day when the flow should run.
    • In the At these minutes field, enter the minute values (from 0 to 59) separated by a comma.

    For example, configure the options as shown to start a cloud flow no sooner than 3:00 PM (Pacific time) on Thursday, March 24, 2022, and run it every two weeks on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM (Pacific time).

    Screenshot of specified advanced options.

    Note

    If you run a flow on the month frequency, the flow runs on the same date each month.

  7. Add the action or actions that you want the flow to take, as described in Create a cloud flow from scratch.

Learn more

Learn more about the advanced options and how to configure them.