Manual Workflow Trigger for Time Base Automations

08/05/21
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Hello all,

I was setting up a Workflow to trigger based on a condition at a certain time of day. It did not work, which is fine it was a test, but now in order to run that same test again, I have to move the trigger forward an hour and wait for it to reach that time. (Function is to clear a checkbox daily)

Since I am testing the functionality and not the timing feature, I wanted to know if there was a way to manually trigger that function between hours to test and see if it meets my need instead of just having to wait the full hour in real time to test it again.

Thank you all in advance,

Steven

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 08/05/21 Accepted Answer

    Hi @Steven Dziama

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd recommend duplicating the Workflow and adding a so-called helper column while you test. The helper column can be a checkbox, and you can set the Workflow to trigger based on it.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 08/05/21 Accepted Answer

    Hi @Steven Dziama

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd recommend duplicating the Workflow and adding a so-called helper column while you test. The helper column can be a checkbox, and you can set the Workflow to trigger based on it.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

    SMARTSHEET PARTNER & CONSULTANT / EXPERT

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E: [email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.

  • That does make sense setting it up as a trigger still tests the automation and I can switch it to the timing once I get it the way I want.

    Thanks!

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven Dziama

    Excellent!

    You're more than welcome!

    Remember! Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

    SMARTSHEET PARTNER & CONSULTANT / EXPERT

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E: [email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.

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