Trigger Node

Updated 1 week ago by Totalcloud

What is a Trigger Node?

Trigger is the first node of all Workflows. It helps initiate a workflow based on time, events, alarms, HTTPs calls or maual triggers.

Working with Trigger Nodes

To define a Trigger node in a workflow, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to workflow editor, after starting a new workflow or picking a new template
  2. If you start a new workflow:
    1. Click on the Trigger icon available on the left navigation menu.
    2. Double click on the Trigger node to access the parameters input window.
  3. If you pick an existing template:
    1. Double click on existing Trigger node to access the parameters input window.

  1. To start the Workflow at a particular time of a particular day(s), choose the Schedule radio button as shown in the image above.

Examples:

  • Set the parameters to 'Every Friday 6pm' under Schedule option to start the Workflow every Friday at 6pm your time.
  • Set the parameters to 'Everyday 10pm' under Schedule option to start the Workflow everyday at 10pm your time.
  1. To start the Workflow at recurring intervals, choose the Recurrent radio button as shown in the image below.

Examples:

  • Set the parameters to 'Every hour' under Recurrent option to start the Workflow every hour everyday.
  • Set the parameters to 'Every 5 minutes' under Recurrent option to start the Workflow every 5 minutes everyday.
  1. Click on Save Node button after you set the parameters according to your requirement.
If you wish to delete this node, double click on the node and click on the Delete button.

Types of Trigger Nodes

  • Schedule
  • Recurrent
  • Custom
  • HTTP Calls

Click here to know about each type of trigger.

Usage Examples

For your convenience, we have populated several usage examples of how to use this node and how to set their parameters.


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